Liza Minnelli Biography
A native of California, Liza Minnelli is an American actress, singer, and dancer; the recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
Liza began her musical career as a musical theatre actress, nightclub performer, and traditional pop music artist in 1961. In 1963, she made her professional stage debut in the Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965.
Liza Minnelli Age
Liza is 76 years old as of 2022. She was born Liza May Minnelli on March 12, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Liza Minnelli Height
Minnelli measures a standing height of 5 feet 3 inches (163 cm).
Liza Minnelli Education
In 1961 she moved to New York City, where she joined the High School of Performing Arts. She later went to Chadwick School.
Liza Minnelli Family
Liza was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles to Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. Her parents named her after Ira Gershwin’s song “Liza (All The Clouds’ll Roll Away)”.
Liza has a half-sister called Lorna and a half-brother called Joey. She also has another half-sister, Christiane Nina Minnelli (nicknamed Tina Nina), from her father’s second marriage.
Liza Minnelli Husband and Daughter
Liza has been married four times. She was first married to Peter Allen, an entertainer. The couple tied the knot on March 3, 1967, but later got divorced on July 24, 1974. After the divorce, Liza got married to Jack Haley Jr., a producer, and director on September 15, 1974, but later got divorced in 1978.
From December 4, 1979, to January 1992, Liza was married to Mark Gero, a sculptor, and stage manager. Her fourth marriage was with David Gest, a concert promoter. The couple tied the knot on March 16, 2002, but later separated in July 2003 and got divorced in April 2007. In a 2003 lawsuit, David alleged that Liza beat him in alcohol-induced rages during their marriage. Liza was also linked up with Rock Brynner.
Liza Minnelli Health and Funeral
After a serious case of viral encephalitis in 2000, doctors predicted that Liza would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair and perhaps not be able to speak again. However, taking vocal and dance lessons daily (especially with Sam Harris, Luigi Faccuito, Ron Lewis, and Angela Bacari), she managed to recover.
Liza appeared on a September 19, 2001, episode of The Rosie O’Donnell Show, notable because it was Rosie’s first show back following the September 11 attacks. Despite having vocal surgery shortly prior, she sang her signature song, “New York, New York”, and received an enthusiastic ovation.
Liza Minnelli Movies and TV Shows
- In the Good Old Summertime
- The Long, Long Trailer
- Charlie Bubbles
- The Odd Couple
- The Sterile Cuckoo
- Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
- Journey Back to Oz
- That’s Entertainment!
- Lucky Lady
- Silent Movie
- A Matter of Time
- New York, New York
- The King of Comedy
- The Muppets Take Manhattan
- That’s Dancing!
- The Oh in Ohio
- Sex and the City 2
- The Judy Garland Show
- Mr. Broadway
- Judy and Liza at the Palladium
- The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood
- Woody Allen Looks at 1967
- Liza with a “Z”: A Concert for Television
- Love from A to Z
- The Muppet Show
- Goldie and Liza Together
- An Evening with Liza Minnelli
- Faerie Tale Theatre
- A Time to Live
- Liza in London
- Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente
- Sam Found Out: A Triple Play
- Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event
- The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
- Liza Live from Radio City Music Hall
- Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.
- Parallel Lives
- The West Side Waltz
- Jackie’s Back
- Arrested Development
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- Drop Dead Diva
Liza Minnelli Net Worth
Liza has made a great fortune from her career. She has an estimated net worth of $50 million.