He claimed that he had sent actress Judith Anderson a telegram containing the word "garland" and it stuck in his mind. On June 27 James Mason gave a eulogy at the funeral an Episcopal service led by the Rev. She was deeply devoted to him and was devastated in early 1940 when he eloped with Lana Turner.
She also had a long battle with drugs and alcohol which ultimately led to her death at the age of 47. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. In 1997 Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.