Liza Minnelli

Born 12 March 1946.
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Liza Minnelli is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame

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Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is the daughter of singer and actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli.

Already established as a nightclub singer and musical theatre actress, she first attracted critical acclaim for her dramatic performances in the movies The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), and Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970); Minnelli then rose to international stardom for her appearance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She later co-starred in Arthur (1981), starring with Dudley Moore (in the title role) and Sir John Gielgud.

While film projects such as Lucky Lady, A Matter of Time and New York, New York were less favorably received than her stage roles, Minnelli became an entertainer in television, beginning with Liza with a Z in 1972, and on stage in the Broadway productions of Flora the Red Menace, The Act and The Rink. Minnelli also toured internationally and did shows such as Liza Minnelli: At Carnegie Hall, Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event, and Liza Live from Radio City Music Hall.

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  1. Review of Cabaret… And All That Jazz

    Cabaret… And All That Jazz 2010

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    A spot-on summation of an icon’s work.
  2. Review of Liza's Back!

    Liza's Back!

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley
    Liza Minnelli bounces back from drug and drink dependence, obesity and brain disease...
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