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Liza Minnelli



esilLiza Minnelli grew up on the front lines of entertainment; her mother was the great singer/actress Judy Garland and her father the director/designer Vincente Minnelli. Minnelli made her first film appearance, uncredited, as Garlands daughter (with co-star Van Johnson) in the last few seconds of In the Good Old Summertime (1948). When Garland shared a 1964 concert engagement at the London Palladium with her 18-year-old daughter, Minnelli's performing career was kickstarted. A year later, Minnelli had won the Tony Award for Flora, the Red Menace -- the youngest performer ever to do so -- and by 1974 had won an Oscar as well, for her performance as Sally Bowles in Bob Fosse's dramatic musical Cabaret. Several of her TV specials, particularly Liza with a Z, received critical acclaim. Despite her auspicious beginnings in show business, her film career after Cabaret has been less than notable, with the possible exception of Arthur (1981) with Dudley Moore and Sir John Gielgud. Married four times, first to cabaret artist Peter Allen, then to Jack Haley, Jr., then to artist Mark Gero, and later to David Gest, for a time she was also linked romantically with Desi Arnaz, Jr., and Peter Sellers. In 1997 Minelli returned to Broadway as the lead in Victor/Victoria, though three short years later she was stricked with a case of viral encephalatis that threatened to leave her wheelchair-bound and unable to sing. Incredibly, following an appearance on the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary concert (produced by Gest), she was back on stage, and in 2002 she drew rave reviews for her nostalgic concert special Liza's Back. Always charming in front of the camera, the boyant actress/comedienne could next be seen as Buster's much-older girlfriend Lucille Austero in the shortlived, critically acclaimed, series Arrested Development.



Her concert appearances continue to sell out, at which she often performs the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb, who wrote the score for Cabaret.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
  • Liza Minnelli
2012
15% Sex and the City 2
  • Herself
2010
No Score Yet Liza Minnelli: Liza's at the Palace
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Liza's at the Palace
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  • Actor
2008
94% Chris & Don
  • Actor
2007
22% The Oh in Ohio
  • Alyssa Donahue
2006
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Jacksons: America's First Family of Music
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Nine Innings from Ground Zero
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Peter Allen: The Boy from Oz
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Aznavour & Minnelli - Live at Palais Des Congres Des Paris
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Jackie's Back
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The West Side Waltz
  • Cara Varnum
1995
No Score Yet Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives
  • Stevie Merrill
1994
No Score Yet Liza Minnelli - The Day After That
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Aznavour & Minnelli: Live at Palais Des Congres Des Paris
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Garland and Friends
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Liza Minnelli - Live From Radio City Music Hall
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Stepping Out
  • Mavis Turner
1991
No Score Yet Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Frank, Liza and Sammy - The Ultimate Event
  • Actor
1989
13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  • Linda Marolla Bach
1988
18% Rent-A-Cop
  • Della Roberts
1988
No Score Yet Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet That's Dancing!
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet A Time to Live
  • Mary-Lou Weisman
1985
No Score Yet Judy Garland: The Concert Years
  • Actor
1985
81% The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Herself
1984
90% The King of Comedy
  • Herself
1983
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre - The Princess and the Pea
  • Actor
1983
90% Arthur
  • Linda Marolla
1981
No Score Yet Liza in Concert
  • Actor
1981
67% New York, New York
  • Francine Evans
1977
No Score Yet A.F.I. Life Achievement Awards - Bette Davis
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet A Matter of Time
  • Nina
1976
81% Silent Movie
  • Herself
1976
No Score Yet Lucky Lady
  • Claire
1975
No Score Yet Journey Back to Oz
  • Dorothy
1974
100% That's Entertainment
  • Narrator
1973
No Score Yet Liza with a 'Z'
  • Actor
1972
97% Cabaret
  • Sally Bowles
1972
No Score Yet Liza With A Z
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Liza With a "Z"
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Liza with A 'Z'
  • Actor
1972
22% Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
  • Junie Moon
1970
88% The Sterile Cuckoo (Pookie)
  • Pookie Adams
1969
No Score Yet Charlie Bubbles
  • Eliza
1968
No Score Yet Judy And Liza At The Palladium
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Judy Garland: Live at the London Palladium
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Judy Garland Christmas Show
  • Actor
1963
71% In the Good Old Summertime
  • Veronica and Andrew's Baby
1949
No Score Yet Evening With Liza Minnelli
  • Actor
No Score Yet Liza Minnelli - Visible Results
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
2010-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Beth Harner
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Herself
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • Lucille Austero/Lucille 2 Lucille 2 Lucille Austero
No Score Yet Good Afternoon America
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Appearing

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