Liza Minnelli Information
The daughter of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli was born into stardom. She made her film debut as a toddler in the musical comedy In the Good Old Summertime (1949), starring her mother and Van Johnson. As a teen, she landed a role in the off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward in 1963, which brought her strong reviews and an appearance on her mother's short-lived television series, The Judy Garland Show. Minnelli also performed with her mother during Garlandâ€™s show at the Palladium in London and wowed both the audience and her mother with her vocals. At 19, Minnelli received a Tony award for her leading role on Broadwayâ€™s Flora, The Red Menace in 1965. Minnelli starred in dozens of musical numbers, on stage and on screen, for the coming years, including her Academy Award winning performance in Cabaret (1972).
Minnelli made a comeback after a rough patch on stage as a washed up actress trying to make a comeback in Scorseseâ€™s The Act in â€™77, earning another Tony award. Liza Minnelliâ€™s career has since seen its ups and downs, following in her motherâ€™s footsteps with a drug addiction and rehab stint as well. Her acting career has peaked in recent years, with her humorous guest appearances on the series Arrested Development in 2004 and 2005. For the most part, however, Minnelli has focused on live performances, giving numerous concerts each year around the world.