Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer. She made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965. She is best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret, the film Arthur and several hit albums.
About Liza Minnelli in brief
Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret, the film Arthur, several hit albums and many other film and television appearances. She made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965. Her albums from 1968 to 1977 contained contemporary singer-songwriter material. In 1989, she ventured into the contemporary pop scene by collaborating with the Pet Shop Boys on the album Results. After a hiatus due to serious health problems, she returned to the concert stage in 2002 with Liza’s Back and was an acclaimed guest star in the sitcom Arrested Development between 2003 and 2013. Since the 2010s, she has avoided huge concert performances in favor of small retrospective performances. Her parents named her after Ira Gershwin’s song \”Liza \”. She has a half-sister, Lorna, and half-brother, Joey, from Garland’s marriage to Sid Luft. She has another half-Sister, Christiane Nina Minnell i, from her father’s second marriage. She was born on March 12, 1946, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, She is the daughter of Judy Garland and VincenteMinnelli. Her first performing experience on film was at age three appearing in the final scene of the musical In the Good Old Summertime ; the film stars Garland and Van Johnson.
In 1961 she moved to New York City, attending High School of Performing Arts and later, Chadwick School. During 1961 she was an apprentice at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Massachusetts. She turned to Broadway at 19, and won her first Tony Award as a leading actress for Flora The Red menace. She returned to Broadway on a number of occasions, including The Act, The Rink and Liza’s at The Palace. From 1988 to 1990, she toured with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event. She worked with the musical pair John Kander and Fred Ebb that she worked with for most of the time that she was on Broadway. She appeared in the chorus of Flower Drum Song and played the part of Muriel in Take Me Along. The next year she received her first Oscar nomination for her performance in The Sterile Cuckoo, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 1969, she lost her mother, Judy Garland, who was 47 at her death. She had no more major movie hits except Arthur. She has predominantly focused on music hall and nightclub performances since the late 1970s. Her concert performances at Carnegie Hall in 1979 and 1987, and at Radio City Music Hall in 1991 and 1992 are recognized among her most successful. She performed at the London Palladium in 2011 and 2012.