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Mort Lindsey, Judy Garland's orchestra director for famed Carnegie Hall concert, dies at 89

Orchestra leader Mort Lindsey, who conducted for Judy Garland during the early 1960s (including her famous Carnegie Hall concert) died May 4, reports Reuters.

Lindsey, 89, suffered long-declining health and recently broke his hip.

In addition to the Carnegie Hall concert, Lindsey conducted The Judy Garland Show in 1963-64, as well as Garland's final film, I Could Go on Singing.

He won an Emmy for Barbra Steisand's TV special, A Happening in Central Park and also worked with Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli, in her award-winning TV concert, Liza With a Z.

For 25 years, Lindsey also was musical director for The Merv Griffin Show.

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