Liza Minnelli

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Liza May Minnelli
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/12/1946, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; singer; dancer
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Liza Minnelli Fast Facts:
  • Godfather was lyricist Ira Gershwin and she was named after his song "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)." Her godmother was Kay Thompson, singer and author of the Eloise children's books.
  • Made film debut as a toddler in the 1949 musical In the Good Old Summertime, which starred her mother, Judy Garland.
  • Was once married to Jack Haley Jr, whose father played the Tin Woodman in The Wizard of Oz.
  • At age 17, made off-Broadway debut in Best Foot Forward.
  • In 1963, she released her first solo album, Liza, Liza!
  • For her 2002 wedding to David Gest, Tito and Michael Jackson were best men and Elizabeth Taylor was one of 17 bridesmaids.
  • Became the first performer to win an Academy Award whose parents also both won Academy Awards (her father for directing Gigi; her mother, an honorary Oscar, for The Wizard of Oz).
  • Involved in numerous charitable efforts, including amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She also served on the board of the The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential.
  • Liza Minnelli Relationships:
  • Joey Luft - Half Brother
  • Lorna Luft - Half Sister
  • David Gest - Ex-husband
  • Mark Gero - Ex-husband
  • Judy Garland - Mother
  • Kay Thompson - Godparent
  • Ira Gershwin - Godparent
  • Christiana Nina Minnelli - Half Sister
  • Jack Haley Jr. - Ex-husband
  • Lee Anderson Minnelli - Stepmother
  • Peter Allen - Ex-husband
  • Vincente Minnelli - Father
  • Liza Minnelli Awards:
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or Variety - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1969 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1972 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1984 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1965 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1974 Tony: Special Award - Winner
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Single Program - Variety and Popular Music - Winner
  • 1972 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1970 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Nominee
  • 1978 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner

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