Sid Luft

Best known as Judy Garland's third husband, Sid Luft build his Hollywood reputation by engineering his wife's triumphant comeback career in the 1950s, transforming her into a stage performer and producing her enormously popular concerts and one of her signature films, "A Star is Born" (1954).

The New York City-born native moved to Los Angeles in the late 1930s and started Custom Motors, a...