Why are Judy Garland’s remains leaving N.Y. for Hollywood?

Garland, who began performing in vaudeville as a teenager and on the big screen beginning in the 1930s, died from an accidental barbiturate overdose in London in 1969 at age 47.Her most famous role was as Dorothy in 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz.”

HOLLYWOOD — Nearly a half-century after her death, the remains of Judy Garland have been removed from a mausoleum in Hartsdale, N.Y., and flown to Los Angeles for a planned burial at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, it was reported today.The transfer was sought by her daughter, Liza Minnelli, because Garland’s previous burial place did not have room for plots for her children and grandchildren to be buried with her, People Magazine reported on its website.The remains will be placed in Hollywood Forever’s Beth Olam section, which is reserved for Jews, according to the celebrity news website TMZ.com. Why the Jewish section was chosen is not immediately clear.