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Liza May Minnelli born March 12, is an American actress and singer. Best known for her Academy Award -winning performance in Cabaretshe is famous for her energetic stage presence and her powerful mezzo-soprano singing voice.
She is the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. Inshe became the only Oscar recipient whose parents also won the Oscar awards. Seeking theatrical work, Minnelli moved to New York City inwhere she began her career as a musical theatre Liza Minnelli - Live At The London Palladiumnightclub performer and traditional pop music artist.
They wrote, produced or directed many of Minnelli's future Liza Minnelli - Live At The London Palladium acts and TV shows and helped create her stage persona of a stylized survivor, including her career-defining performances of anthems of survival " New York, New York ", " Cabaret " and " Maybe This Time ".
Critically lauded for her early non-musical screen performances—especially The Sterile Cuckoo —Minnelli rose to international stardom, starring in Cabaret and the Whos Sorry Now? - Judy Garland Award -winning TV special Liza with a Z Most of her following films—including Lucky LadyNew York, New YorkRent-a-Cop and Stepping Out —were panned by the critics and bombed at the box Oh Pretty Woman - Various - Romancing The Screen, and she had no more major movie hits except Arthur Her concert performances at Carnegie Hall in andand at Radio City Music Hall in and are recognized among her most successful.
Best known for her renditions of pop standardsMinnelli's early s pop singles were produced to attract a young audience,   and her albums from to contained much of the contemporary singer-songwriter material. Inshe 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, Minnelli returned to the concert stage in with Liza's Back and was an acclaimed guest star in the sitcom Arrested Development between and Since the s, she has avoided huge concert tours in favor of small retrospective performances.
She has another half-sister, Christiane Nina Minnelli nicknamed Tina Ninafrom her father's second marriage. 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.
She began performing professionally at age 17 Liza Minnelli - Live At The London Palladium in an Off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forwardfor which she received the Theatre World Award. The next year, her mother invited her to perform with her in concert at the London Palladium.
Both concerts were recorded and released as an album. It was the first time that she worked with the musical pair John Kander and Fred Ebb. Minnelli began as a nightclub singer as an adolescent, making her professional nightclub debut at the age of 19 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.
Her success as a live performer led to her recording several albums for Capitol Records : Liza! In her early years, she recorded traditional pop standards as well as show tunes from various musicals in which she starred. Because of this fact, William Ruhlmann named her " Barbra Streisand 's little sister".
The release hit the top 10 in the UK and charted in the U. In AprilMinnelli appeared at the tribute concert for her late friend Freddie Mercuryperforming " We Are the Champions " with the surviving members of the rock band Queen at Wembley Stadium in London. It was a recording of jazz standards and included contemporary songs such as the cover of Does He Love You which she performed as a duet with Donna Summer.
Minnelli released an album on the Decca Records label titled Confessions on September 21, Her first appearance on film is as the baby in the very last shot of her mother's film In the Good Old Summertime Her first credited film role was as the love-interest in Charlie BubblesAlbert Finney 's only film as director and star, although four years earlier, she did voiceover work for the animated film Journey Back to Oza sequel to The Wizard of Oz.
Minnelli was the voice of Dorothy a character played in the earlier film by her mother Judy Garland in what would have been her first credited film role had it Liza Minnelli - Live At The London Palladium released in as planned—the Filmation production was delayed, eventually being released in the UK during Pakula 's first feature film, as Pookie Adams, a needy, eccentric teenager.
Minnelli appeared in her best-known film role, Sally Bowlesin the film version of Cabaret She said that one of the things she did to prepare was to study photographs of actresses Louise Glaum and Louise Brooks and the dark-haired women of the era Whos Sorry Now? - Judy Garland which the film is set. A Concert for Televisiona television special. Minelli appeared in three expensive flops in three years, with The Bed - Tom Jones - MP3 Collection - Part1 suggesting by that she was the number one choice for box office poison.
She sometimes performed duets on stage with Frank SinatraLiza Minnelli - Live At The London Palladium recorded a cover version for his Trilogy: Past Present Future album. Minnelli made fewer film appearances from then on but her next film, Arthurwhere she starred as Dudley Moore 's love interest, was a big hit. She later appeared in The Oh in Ohio in which only received a limited release in theatres. During the s, Minnelli appeared as a child guest on Art Linkletter 's show and sang and danced with Gene Kelly on his first television special in Inshe appeared as Minnie in her first television dramatic role in the episode "Nightingale for Sale" on Craig Stevens 's short-lived series Mr.
In his review, New York Times critic Ben Brantley wrote "her every stage appearance is perceived as a victory of show-business stamina over psychic frailty. She asks for love so nakedly and earnestly, it seems downright vicious not to respond. After a serious case of viral encephalitis indoctors predicted that Minnelli would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair and perhaps not be able to speak again.
However, taking vocal and dance lessons daily especially with Sam HarrisRon Lewis, and Angela Bacarishe managed to recover. Minnelli told reporters: "I am stable as a table. Gest was so impressed with Minnelli's stamina and ability to stun audiences that he produced her in Liza's Back in Springperforming to rave reviews in London and New York City.
The tour featured a tribute to her mother: after years of declining fans' pleas for her to sing Garland's signature song " Over The Rainbow ", she concluded Act 1 with the final refrain of her mother's anthem to an instant ovation. Blige 's "Family Affair". The pilot episode was filmed Dont You Love Me (Radio Mix) - 49ers - Dont You Love Me the couple around as they prepared for a party at their home, with a guest list including Ray CharlesLuther VandrossIsaac MizrahiAnastaciaand others.
The show was cancelled shortly after the pilot episode was filmed due to a dispute between VH1 and Gest, Minnelli, and never aired.
Recordings of the pilot episode still exist. From throughshe appeared as a recurring character on the Emmy Award-winning TV sitcom Arrested Development as Lucille Austero also known as "Lucille 2"the lover of both the sexually and socially awkward Buster Bluth and Buster's brother Gob.
Minnelli appeared in the role for the show's fourth season in Minnelli also completed guest vocals Whos Sorry Now? - Judy Garland My Chemical Romance 's concept album The Black Paradeportraying "Mother War," a dark conception of the main character's mother in the song " Mama ".
She also was interviewed by the cast of The View. Minnelli was a character in the Australian musical The Boy from Oz a biography of her first James Ray - James Ray starring Hugh Jackman.
In the show's Broadway production, she was portrayed by Stephanie J. In OctoberMinnelli toured Australia, and appeared on Australian Idol as a mentor and guest judge. She made a starring appearance in Whos Sorry Now? - Judy Garland in The Apprentice.
Also inMinnelli released an album of a number of American standards "unplugged" with long time collaborator Billy Stritch, showing a sultrier and softer, more interpretive side to her artistry.
The songs are said to have been recorded several years prior and later released as the album Confessions. Minnelli has long suffered from alcoholism and has been addicted to prescription drugs, originating from a Valium prescription after her mother died. Minnelli has stated that she is an Episcopalian. Minnelli's friendships have included the singer Adam Ant whom she advised on what to wear when he was presented to Queen Elizabeth II after the Royal Variety Performance at which his band Adam and the Ants performed.
Minnelli has married and divorced Whos Sorry Now? - Judy Garland times. Her first marriage was to entertainer Peter Allen on March 3, Everyone knew but me. And I found out I call first! Later that year, Minnelli married Jack Haley Jr. They divorced in Stratusuphunk - The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool Minnelli was married to Mark Gero, a sculptor and stage manager, from December 4, until their divorce in January Minnelli was married to David Gesta concert promoter, from March 16, until their Unframed - Ill Niño - Confession in Julyand their divorce in April Minnelli has no children; one pregnancy left her with a hiatal hernia as a result of the medical steps taken to try to save the baby.
Throughout her lifetime, Minnelli has served on various charities and causes. She served on the board of directors of The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential IAHP for 20 years, a nonprofit educational organization that introduces parents to the field of child brain development.
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