American singer and actress who won an Academy Award for "Cabaret" and an Emmy for her "Liza with a Z" television special (both in 1972) and three Tony's including one for "Flora, the Red Menace" in 1965.Minnelli, the daughter of Judy Garland, has had a roller-coaster career that has been marked with substance abuse rumors and a stint at the Betty Ford clinic.On 5/11/1965, she made her Broadway debut in "Flora the Red Menace" for which she won the Tony Award as the best musical actress. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1969 for her role in the movie "The Sterile Cuckoo." That same year, on 6/22/1969, Judy Garland died of a drug overdose in London.Her most memorable screen role was as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" released in February 1972.In 1975, she appeared in several movies that did not do well at the box office.
She made her film debut at age three in her mother’s musical "In the Good Old Summertime." Her stage debut was in February 1952 when, not quite six years old, she danced to her mother singing "Swanee" in Garland’s concert at the New York Palace Theatre.
At age 13, Minnelli was featured on a Gene Kelly television special.
The concert was considered a milestone in show business history: It was Garland’s show, but Minnelli took the audience by storm, upstaging her mother by most reports.
In 1964, she made her first album for Capitol Records.
By 1961, Liza was touring Israel, Athens and Rome in the title role of "The Diary of Anne Frank," a drama club production of her high school.
She studied briefly at the Sorbonne in Paris before making her New York stage debut 4/02/1963 in an off-Broadway revival of "Best Foot Forward." On 11/08/1964, she appeared at the London Palladium with her mother, the first time they performed together.