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Liza Minnelli

Singer + Actress
Female
Born Nov 13, 1946

Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of singer and actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli.

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  • First Nighter: Parodist Gerard Alessandrini Has His Happy "Spamilton" Go At Lin Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton"
    Huffington Post - Sep 09, 2016
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    David Gest, Music Producer And Liza Minnelli's Ex Husband, Found Dead At 62
    Huffington Post - Apr 12, 2016
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    What Other Actresses Auditioned For The Hello Dolly! Revival? Christine Pedi Knows
    Huffington Post - Jan 25, 2016

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Liza Minnelli.

CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946 in Hollywood, California, to Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland. … Read More
1949 3 Years Old Her first performing experience on film was at age three where she appeared in the final scene of the 1949 musical In the Good Old Summertime. … Read More

TEENAGE

1961 15 Years Old During 1961, Minnelli was an apprentice at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts. … Read More
1963 17 Years Old Minnelli began performing professionally at age 17, in 1963, in an Off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward, for which she received the Theatre World Award. … Read More
1965 19 Years Old She turned to Broadway at 19, and in 1965 she became the youngest woman ever to win a leading actress Tony Award for Flora the Red Menace. … Read More

TWENTIES

1967 - 1968 2 More Events
1969 23 Years Old In 1969 she appeared in Alan J. Pakula's first feature film, The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), as “Pookie Adams”, a needy, eccentric teenager. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old In 1972, Minnelli appeared in perhaps her best-known film role, as Sally Bowles in the movie version of Cabaret. … Read More
1974 28 Years Old Later that year, she married Jack Haley, Jr., a producer and director, on September 15, 1974. His father, Jack Haley, was Garland's co-star in The Wizard of Oz. They divorced in April 1979.

THIRTIES

1976 30 Years Old Minnelli worked with her father in the 1976 A Matter of Time, co-starring Ingrid Bergman. … Read More
1977 31 Years Old Her appearance opposite Robert De Niro in the 1977 musical drama film, New York, New York, however, gave Minnelli her best known signature song. … Read More
1979 33 Years Old Then, Minnelli was married to Mark Gero, a sculptor and stage manager, from December 4, 1979 until their divorce in January 1992.
1981 35 Years Old After her performance as leading woman to Dudley Moore in 1981's hit film Arthur, Minnelli made fewer film appearances although she returned to the big screen in 1988 for Arthur 2: On the Rocks and in 1991 for Stepping Out, a musical dramedy. … Read More

FORTIES

1992 46 Years Old In April 1992, Minnelli appeared at the tribute concert to her late friend Freddie Mercury, performing "We Are the Champions" with the surviving members of the rock band Queen at Wembley Stadium, London. … Read More
1995 49 Years Old In 1995 Minnelli and long time collaborator Billy Stritch recorded a number of American standards "unplugged", and were coveted by many to be the Holy Grail of Minnelli's career, showing a sultrier and softer, more interpretive side to her artistry. … Read More

FIFTIES

1996 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 55 Years Old 1 More Event
However, she refused to accept this and with the help of vocal and dance lessons (most notably with Sam Harris, Ron Lewis, and Angela Bacari), which she still takes daily, managed to recover and returned to the stage in 2001 when asked by long-time friend Michael Jackson to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City where she sang "Never Never Land" and the televised "You Are Not Alone" at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special concert produced by soon to be husband David Gest. … Read More
2002 56 Years Old 1 More Event
VH1 signed on Minnelli and Gest in 2002 to appear in a reality show entitled Liza & David. … Read More
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 59 Years Old …  The executive producers of the taping, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, previously were involved with the 2005 rerelease of 1972's Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning "Liza with a 'Z'". … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2006, she made a guest appearance on the long-running NBC drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in Masquerade, a Halloween-themed episode, broadcast on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
2007 61 Years Old For years, Minnelli had wanted to record a collection of songs that her godmother Kay Thompson had performed in her nightclub act. In 2007, she added some of Thompson's songs to her latest tour to introduce them to audiences.
2008 62 Years Old Minnelli returned to Broadway in a new solo concert at the Palace Theatre called Liza's at The Palace! which ran from December 3, 2008, through January 4, 2009. … Read More
On January 10, 2009, Minnelli made a rare live TV appearance in a surprise cameo on NBC's Saturday Night Live, playing the best friend of “Penelope” (Kristen Wiig).
In February 2010, Minnelli appeared in a Snickers commercial along with Aretha Franklin and Betty White.
2014 68 Years Old On May 9, 2014, Minnelli had a guest appearance on Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour in Brooklyn, performing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" alongside Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell.
2015 69 Years Old On July 24, 2015, Minnelli will perform at the IP Casino Resort & Spa, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the closing of Flora the Red Menace. … Read More
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