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Liza Minnelli is a Actor American born on 12 march 1946 at Hollywood (USA)

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli
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Birth name Liza May Minnelli
Nationality USA
Birth 12 march 1946 (78 years) at Hollywood (USA)
Awards Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Academy Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award

Liza May Minnelli (/ˈlaɪzə mɪˈnɛli/, born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Though born to film actress and singer Judy Garland (1922–1969) and film director Vincente Minnelli (1903–1986), Liza Minnelli never became a child or teenage star. In her teens, she started as a musical theatre actress, nightclub performer and traditional pop recording artist in New York City. Critically lauded for her dramatic performance in the film The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she rose to international stardom with Cabaret and the Emmy Award-winning TV special Liza with a Z (1972). Most of her following film projects got mixed reviews and failed commercially, and she had no major movie hit except the 1981 comedy Arthur. She successfully returned to Broadway stage starring in the musical The Act in 1977. Primarily known as a pop standard singer, she recorded contemporary singer-songwriter material through the late 1960s and 1970s, which mostly failed to chart.

Struggling with drug use, Minnelli became one of the first prominent people openly talking about rehab. From the late 1970s on, her work has focused on concert tours and nightclub performances. She gave highly regarded performances at Carnegie Hall in 1979 and 1987, and at Radio City Music Hall in 1991 and 1992. Switching between old school entertainment and contemporary music in the late 1980s, she both toured Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event alongside Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. and recorded the pop album Results produced by the British duo Pet Shop Boys. Many of her albums are live records.

Struggling with viral encephalitis, Minnelli returned with her concert show Liza's Back in 2002 and made critically acclaimed guest appearances in the sitcom Arrested Development from 2003 to 2013, while continuing to tour internationally and performing Liza's at The Palace...! on Broadway in 2008/2009.

Minnelli is considered both an American icon and a gay icon. She has won an Academy Award, being nominated once more, two Golden Globe Awards, one Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, in addition to one Grammy Legend Award and one Special Tony, as well as many other industry and critics awards. In 2000, Minnelli was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.


Minnelli speaks fluent French.

Minnelli has long suffered from alcoholism, and has been addicted to prescription drugs, originating from a Valium prescription after her mother's death. Minnelli left her 1984 musical The Rink to enter the Betty Ford Clinic. Her use of recreational drugs in the 1970s was noted by Andy Warhol, who in a 1978 diary entry recalled Minnelli arriving at Halston's house and imploring the host to "Give me every drug you've got." Along with Warhol and Bianca Jagger, Minnelli made frequent appearances at New York City nightclubs during the late 1970s.

Minnelli has been married (and divorced) four times.

Her first marriage was to entertainer Peter Allen on March 3, 1967. Australian-born Allen was Judy Garland's protégé in the mid-1960s. They divorced on July 24, 1974. Minnelli told The Advocate's Editor In Chief, Judy Wieder in September 1996, "I married Peter and he didn't tell me he was gay. Everyone knew but me. And I found out...well, let me put it this way: I'll never surprise anybody coming home as long as I live. I call first!"

Later that year, she married Jack Haley, Jr., a producer and director, on September 15, 1974. His father, Jack Haley, was Garland's co-star in The Wizard of Oz. They divorced in April 1979.

Then, Minnelli was married to Mark Gero, a sculptor and stage manager, from December 4, 1979 until their divorce in January 1992.

After that she was married to David Gest, a concert promoter, from March 16, 2002, until they divorced in April 2007. (They separated in July 2003). In a 2003 lawsuit, Gest alleged that Minnelli beat him in alcohol induced rages during their marriage. Minnelli's attorneys said Gest tried to isolate the singer from her three siblings - Christiane Minnelli, Lorna and Joey Luft.

Minnelli also had relationships with Rock Brynner, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Peter Sellers, and Martin Scorsese.

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.

Minnelli has, throughout her lifetime, served various charities and causes which she considers very important. 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. In a 2006 interview with Randy Rice at Minnelli said that she was the person who told Elizabeth Taylor about HIV/AIDS while talking about their mutual friend, Rock Hudson. She has also dedicated much time to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, which was co-founded by Taylor. In 2007, she stated in an interview with Palm Springs Life magazine, “AmfAR is important to me because I’ve lost so many friends that I knew [to AIDS]”. In 1994, she recorded the Kander & Ebb tune "The Day After That" and donated the proceeds to AIDS research. That same year she performed the song in front of thousands in Central Park at the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Best films

Arthur (1981)
Cabaret (1972)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Easter Parade (1948)

Usually with

Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(3 films)
Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(5 films)
Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(5 films)
Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Liza Minnelli (31 films)

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Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden
Directed by Laurieann Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians
Actors Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Allison Hagendorf, Paul McCartney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Marisa Tomei
Roles Self
Rating83% 4.192924.192924.192924.192924.19292
Gigantesque, arty, stylée : la tournée de la sulfureuse Lady Gaga, baptisée «Monster Ball Tour», est considérée comme l'une des plus importantes jamais réalisées par une artiste. Décrit comme le tout premier opéra électro-pop, ce show époustouflant explore l'univers torturé, sensuel, esthétique et pop de la chanteuse. Lady Gaga semble repousser les limites dans une mise en scène qui cumule tenues invraisemblables et excentriques, effets pyrotechniques spectaculaires, chorégraphies soignées et décors démesurés.
Sex and the City 2, 2h25
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance, Sex comedy
Themes Feminist films, La mode, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penélope Cruz, Chris Noth
Roles Self
Rating45% 2.264772.264772.264772.264772.26477
The film begins with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda meeting up with each other which turns into a flashback to how Carrie arrived in New York City in 1986, then met Charlotte one year later, Miranda in 1989. She also met Samantha, when she was bartender at a bar but she doesn't tell a year.
Dzi Croquettes, 1h50
Directed by Tatiana Issa
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Norma Bengell, Maria Zilda Bethlem, Liza Minnelli, Marília Pêra, Miguel Falabella, Cláudia Raia
Roles Self
Rating80% 4.002574.002574.002574.002574.00257
À une époque lourde de censure et de répression, celle de la Dictature militaire au Brésil (1964-1985), les « Dzi Croquettes », une troupe de théâtre pas comme les autres, révolutionne radicalement le monde du spectacle. Intelligent, drôle, subversif, un groupe d’artistes et danseurs hors paires se déchaine sur scène, faisant foi d’une inaliénable liberté. Forcés à s’exiler à Paris, les inclassables Dzi Croquettes continuent à fasciner par leur mise en scène aussi délurée que construite où se mêlent androgynie, poésie et humour.
Chris & Don: A Love Story, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Boorman, Leslie Caron, Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Gloria Stuart, Christopher Murray
Roles Herself
Rating77% 3.879993.879993.879993.879993.87999
Chris & Don tells the story of a romance that began on the beaches of Santa Monica in the 1950s, when Christopher Isherwood at age 48 met Don Bachardy who then was eighteen years old. Isherwood, an established author with works such as The Berlin Stories, which helped inspire much of Cabaret, helped Bachardy discover and develop his affinity for drawing and painting as he became a renowned portrait painter during the second half of the 20th century to the present. The documentary includes insight from friends, including Liza Minnelli and John Boorman, who tell of the countless struggles the two faced as one of the first openly gay couples in Hollywood. Despite the age difference, the couple endured until Isherwood succumbed to prostate cancer in 1986.
The Oh in Ohio, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Mischa Barton, Keith David, Liza Minnelli
Roles Alyssa Donahue
Rating54% 2.748922.748922.748922.748922.74892
Frustrated with the fact that he cannot give his wife Priscilla (Parker Posey) an orgasm, Jack (Paul Rudd) moves out of the house and starts a relationship with Kristen (Mischa Barton), his student. Unfulfilled, Priscilla forms an unlikely partnership with Wayne (Danny DeVito), a businessman more than twice her age.
Jackie's Back!, 2h
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Actors Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Tangie Ambrose, Loretta Devine, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Liza Minnelli
Rating70% 3.540893.540893.540893.540893.54089
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.
Unzipped (1995)
, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Sandra Bernhard, Shalom Harlow, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Eartha Kitt, Padma Lakshmi
Roles Self
Rating63% 3.1936853.1936853.1936853.1936853.193685
Le réalisateur Douglas Keeve capture le glamour et le chaos de la haute couture dans ce documentaire époustouflant qui suit le créateur Isaac Mizrahi alors qu'il assemble sa collection de défilés de 1994 pour les défilés d'automne de New York. Mettant en vedette les mannequins emblématiques Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista et bien d'autres, ne manquez pas ce regard hilarant et révélateur sur le monde de la mode !
Stepping Out, 1h44
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Julie Walters, Bill Irwin, Ellen Greene, Jane Krakowski
Roles Mavis Turner
Rating63% 3.1950253.1950253.1950253.1950253.195025
A "has-been" Broadway performer moves to Buffalo and starts teaching tap dance lessons to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve. Their newfound self-confidence changes their lives forever.
Arthur 2: On the Rocks, 1h53
Directed by Bud Yorkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Dudley Moore, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kathy Bates, Paul Benedict
Roles Linda Marolla Bach
Rating46% 2.3105352.3105352.3105352.3105352.310535
Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore) is still rich and still drinks too much, but he and Linda (Liza Minnelli) are now happily married. The one thing missing in their life is a child. Seeking revenge, billionaire Bert Johnson (Stephen Elliott), the father of Susan Johnson (Cynthia Sikes), the wealthy woman whom he jilted at the altar, takes control of his inheritance, leaving him broke and homeless. Susan wants him back and is willing to break up his marriage if that's what it takes.
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, 1h27
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Scott Grimes, Tom Bosley, Edward Asnere, Frank Welker, Jonathan Harris, James Earl Jones
Roles Neon Cabaret Singer (voice)
Rating62% 3.139823.139823.139823.139823.13982
A bumblebee named Lieutenant Grumblebee is woken from his sleep by the arrival of a large sinister looking ship. A man named Puppetino remarks that this is the ideal spot for the carnival. Stakes and ropes fly from the ship and a circus tent forms. Grumblebee hastily leaves the area.
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
, 1h36
Directed by Jerry London
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, James Remar, Jerry London, Richard Masur, Michael Rooker
Roles Della Roberts
Rating46% 2.308082.308082.308082.308082.30808
A drug bust is about to go down and Chicago cop Tony Church is on the case. Things go horribly wrong, though. His fellow officers get slaughtered and Church takes the blame, getting fired from the force.
The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1h34
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Jim Henson, Art Carney, Frank Oz, Louis Zorich, Julianna Donald, Linda Lavin
Roles Self
Rating67% 3.3974653.3974653.3974653.3974653.397465
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College by entertaining their fellow graduates with their theatrical production of Manhattan Melodies. Upon the suggestion of taking the show to Broadway, the Muppets proceed with the idea, certain they will become stars instantly. Arriving in Manhattan, the group meet producer Martin Price but soon discover he is a con artist named Murray Plotsky upon the arrival of the police. Plotsky is arrested, leaving the Muppets’ hopes dashed. They try other theatrical producers but has no success, their morale and finances taking a nosedive.