Lorna Luft made her show business debut at age 11 singing on The Judy Garland Show. She played Adelaide in the American and world tour productions of Guys and Dolls. Luft portrayed the role of Wicked Witch of the West, played by Margaret Hamilton, in the film Wicked.
About Lorna Luft in brief
Lorna Luft is an American actress, singer and author. She made her show business debut at age 11 singing on The Judy Garland Show. Luft made her Broadway debut in 1971 at the Shubert Theatre as a replacement cast member in the musical Promises, Promises. She played Adelaide in the American and world tour productions of Guys and Dolls. She appeared in four episodes of the 2007–2009 Logo animated series Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World. In April 2009, Luft portrayed the role of Wicked Witch of the West, played by Margaret Hamilton, in the film Wicked. In October 2007, she released her debut CD LornaLuft: Songs My Mother Taught Me in the United Kingdom. In June 2006, she surprised audiences at Carnegie Hall by performing a duet with Rufus Wainwright on the end of Garland’s triumphant comeback at the Carnegie Hall concert of The Wizard Of Oz.
She also appeared as Nurse Libby Kegler on the CBS television series Trapper John, M. D. during the final season of 1985–1986. In the episode, she played the daughter of Vivian Blaine. Blaine had originated the role. of Adelaide in Guys & Dolls on Broadway, while Luft would go on to play the same role in the 1992 National Tour. In 1996, she appeared in an Irish production of Follies in Dublin with Mary Millar, Alex Sharpe, Christine Scarry, Aidan Conway, Enda Markey, Dave Willetts and Millicent Martin.