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Liza Minnelli

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Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime. Her parents divorced in 1951 and, in 1952, her mother married Sidney Luft, with sister Lorna Luft and brother Joey Luft subsequently being born. Her father, Vincente Minnelli, later married Georgette Magnani, mother of her half-sister Christiane Nina "Tina Nina" Minnelli.At sixteen, Liza was on her own in New York City, struggling to begin her career in show business. Her first recognition came for the play "Best Foot Forward" which ran for seven months in 1963. A year later, Judy invited Liza to appear with her for a show at the London Paladium. This show sold out immediately and a second night was added to it. Liza's performance in London was a huge turning point in both her career and her relationship with her mother. The audience absolutely loved Liza and Judy realized that Liza was now an adult with her own career. It was at the Paladium that Liza met her first husband, Peter Allen, a friend of Judy's.Liza won a Tony award at age nineteen and was nominated for her first Academy Award at age twenty-three for the role of Pookie Adams in The Sterile Cuckoo. Other dramatic roles followed and, in 1972, she won an Oscar for her performance as Sally Bowles in the movie Cabaret. The seventies were a busy time for Liza. She worked steadily in film, stage and music. She and good friend Halston were regulars at Studio 54, the trendiest disco club in the world. Marriages to filmmaker Jack Haley Jr. and Mark Gero, a sculptor who earned his living in the theater followed. Each marriage ended in divorce.Over the past years, her career has leaned more towards stage performances and she has a long list of musical albums which she continues to add to. She teamed with Frank Sinatra in his "Duets" CD and Sammy Davis Jr. joined them for a series of concerts and TV shows which were extremely well-received.She has had to deal with tabloid stories of drug abuse and ill-health and has had a number of high profile stays at drug-rehabilitation clinics. Her hectic schedule may have slowed down in recent years, but she still has a large following of immensely loyal fans who continue to cheer her on.  See full bio on IMDb »

David Gest -- Liza Minnelli's Ex Dies in London Hotel

David Gest
Liza Minnelli's Ex Dies in London Hotel

David Gest, Liza Minnelli's ex-husband, has died in London. Gest was found dead in the Four Seasons Hotel at the Canary Wharf ... according to police. London cops said, "Police were called at… READ MORE >

Liza Minnelli -- Rehab's in My Rear View ... I'm Headed Back to Work! (VIDEO)

Liza Minnelli
Rehab's in My Rear View ... I'm Headed Back to Work!

Liza Minnelli is feeling so good since her stint in rehab, she's going back to work. The legendary star of the stage and screen was leaving her new favorite place -- Lisa Vanderpump's PUMP --… READ MORE >

- 553 days ago
Liza Minnelli -- Out of Rehab, Hanging at 'Housewives' Haunt

Liza Minnelli
Out of Rehab Hanging at Popular 'Housewives' Haunt

Liza Minnelli has checked out of a Malibu rehab facility, a little more than a month after checking in for treatment for substance abuse.  The "Cabaret" star was seen out Sunday night at PUMP… READ MORE >

- 556 days ago
Liza Minnelli -- Checks into Malibu Rehab Facility

Liza Minnelli
Checks into Malibu Rehab Facility

Liza Minnelli is getting treatment for substance abuse in a Malibu rehab facility ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Minnelli confirmed the legendary singer and actress is making "excellent… READ MORE >

- 589 days ago
Liza Minnelli -- Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen, and it Wasn't Funny

Liza Minnelli
Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen ... And it Wasn't Funny

Liza Minnelli didn't like the joke Ellen DeGeneres cracked about her at the Oscars ... suggesting she was actually a drag queen.Liza and a male companion hit up Craig's restaurant in West… READ MORE >

- 968 days ago
Cyndi Lauper vs. Liza Minnelli: Who'd You Rather?

Cyndi Lauper vs. Liza Minnelli
Who'd You Rather?

It was a battle of the divas, as Cyndi Lauper, 59, and living legend Liza Minnelli, 67, compared their deep red lipsticks at the Broadway premiere of "Kinky Boots" in NYC on Thursday.Question is… READ MORE >

- 1300 days ago
Liza Minnelli -- My Fans Are a Total Drag!

Liza Minnelli
My Fans Are a Total Drag!

After two sold out concerts on Fire Island in NY last weekend, Liza Minnelli totally wigged out ... at a drag queen competition!!! Sources tell us ... the 66-year-old gay icon stopped into… READ MORE >

- 1538 days ago
Liza Minnelli -- Italian Stallion?

Liza Minnelli
Italian Stallion?

Here's 66-year-old living legend Liza Minnelli at an event in L.A. on Thursday (left) -- and Sylvester Stallone in one of the "Rocky" films from the '80s (right).David Gest once claimed to have… READ MORE >

- 1657 days ago
Liza with a Z -- Minnelli & Hova Together

Liza with a Z
Minnelli & Hova Together

Jigga what? Liza Minnelli proved she has mad props for rap mogul Jay-Z and checked out his concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC last night.Move over Tony Bennett & Gaga, because this could be the… READ MORE >

- 1724 days ago
Liza Minnelli -- My Leg is BROKEN in 3 Places!!!

Liza Minnelli
My Leg is BROKEN in 3 Places!!! (Blames Dog)

Liza Minnelli was being pushed around New York in a wheel chair this weekend ... after breaking her leg in THREE places -- but according to the singer, it's all her dog's fault. READ MORE >

- 1802 days ago

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