Liza May Minnelli ( LY-zə; born March 12, 1946) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Known for her commanding stage presence and powerful alto singing voice, Minnelli is among a rare group of performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy (Grammy Legend Award), Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Minnelli is a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.Daughter of actress and singer Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli, Minnelli was born in Los Angeles, spent part of her childhood in Scarsdale, New York, and moved to New York City in 1961 where she began her career as a musical theatre actress, nightclub performer and traditional pop music artist. She made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965, which marked the start of her lifelong collaboration with John Kander and Fred Ebb. They wrote, produced or directed many of Minnelli's future stage acts and TV shows, and helped create her stage persona of a stylized survivor, including her career-defining performances of anthems of survival ("New York, New York", "Cabaret" and "Maybe This Time"). Along with her roles on stage and screen, this persona and her style of performance added to Minnelli's status as an enduring gay icon.An acclaimed performance in the drama film The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), marked a film breakthrough for Minnelli and garnered her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She rose to international prominence with her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the musical film Cabaret (1972), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Most of her following films, including Lucky Lady (1975), New York, New York (1977), Rent-a-Cop (1988) and Stepping Out (1991), were panned by critics and bombed at the box office, and she had no more major movie hits except Arthur (1981). She returned to Broadway on a number of occasions, including The Act (1977) for which she earned a second Tony Award, The Rink (1984) and Liza's at The Palace.... (2008), worked on various television formats and has predominantly focused on music hall and nightclub performances since the late 1970s. Her concert performances at Carnegie Hall in 1979 and 1987, and at Radio City Music Hall in 1991 and 1992 are recognized among her most successful. From 1988 to 1990, she toured with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event.

While Minnelli is known for her renditions of American standards, her early-1960s pop singles were produced to attract a young audience. Her albums from 1968 to 1977 contained contemporary singer-songwriter material. In 1989, she ventured into the contemporary pop scene by collaborating with the Pet Shop Boys on the album Results. After a hiatus due to serious health problems, Minnelli returned to the concert stage in 2002 with Liza's Back and was a guest star in the sitcom Arrested Development between 2003 and 2013. Since the 2010s, she has avoided huge concert performances in favor of small retrospective performances.

The Travelin' Life (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, January 3, 1965)

The Travelin' Life (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, January 3, 1965)

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Sweet Blindness (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, December 8, 1968)

Sweet Blindness (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, December 8, 1968)

March 10, 2021

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Just A Little Joint With A Juke Box (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, April 21, 1963)

Just A Little Joint With A Juke Box (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, April 21, 1963)

January 1, 2021

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Who's Sorry Now (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, October 31, 1965)

Who's Sorry Now (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, October 31, 1965)

December 21, 2020

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Didn't We (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, May 18, 1969)

Didn't We (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, May 18, 1969)

December 17, 2020

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You've Made Me So Very Happy (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, May 18, 1969)

You've Made Me So Very Happy (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, May 18, 1969)

August 29, 2020

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Finest

Finest

January 1, 2009

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Liza's Back

Liza's Back

January 1, 2002

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Minnelli On Minnelli

Minnelli On Minnelli

January 1, 2000

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Essential

Essential

January 1, 1997

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Gently

Gently

January 1, 1996

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The Collection

The Collection

January 1, 1995

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Liza Live from Radio City Music Hall

Liza Live from Radio City Music Hall

November 6, 1992

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Results

Results

September 1, 1989

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Tropical Nights (Expanded Edition)

Tropical Nights (Expanded Edition)

May 1, 1974

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Legends Of Broadway - Liza Minnelli Live At The Winter Garden

Legends Of Broadway - Liza Minnelli Live At The Winter Garden

January 1, 1974

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The Singer (Expanded Edition)

The Singer (Expanded Edition)

May 1, 1972

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Live At The Olympia In Paris

Live At The Olympia In Paris

April 1, 1972

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Liza With A "Z"

Liza With A "Z"

March 6, 1972

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Liza With A 'Z'

Liza With A 'Z'

January 1, 1972

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Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time

January 1, 1972

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New Feelin' (Expanded Edition)

New Feelin' (Expanded Edition)

October 19, 1970

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Come Saturday Morning (Expanded Edition)

Come Saturday Morning (Expanded Edition)

February 1, 1969

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Frank Mills (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, January 19, 1969)

Frank Mills (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, January 19, 1969)

January 19, 1969

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You'd Better Sit Down Kids (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, March 10, 1968)

You'd Better Sit Down Kids (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, March 10, 1968)

March 10, 1968

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Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli

February 26, 1968

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There Is A Time

There Is A Time

January 1, 1966

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"Live" At The London Palladium

"Live" At The London Palladium

July 25, 1965

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It Amazes Me

It Amazes Me

January 1, 1965

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Liza! Liza!

Liza! Liza!

January 1, 1964

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