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Liza Minnelli

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
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Profession: Singer & Actress

United States of America

Biography: Rose to international stardom for her appearance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical "Cabaret", for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has won a total of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globes.

Born: March 12, 1946
Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1979-12-04 American singer Liza Minnelli (33) weds (her 3rd) American sculptor Mark Gero; divorce 1992
  • 2002-03-16 Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City

Historical Events

  • 1956-11-03 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" televised for 1st time - hosted by Bert Lahr and 10 year old Liza Minnelli, as the finale of the Ford Star Jubilee series (CBS-TV)
  • 1972-02-13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released
  • 1977-10-29 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "The Act", starring Liza Minnelli, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 233 performances and wins a Tony Award
  • 1985-03-01 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
  • 1992-04-20 All-star benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Queen, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Zucchero, Paul Young, Seal, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Mick Ronson, George Michael, Elton John, Axl Rose, and Liza Minnelli