Today’s Liza Minnelli’s birthday. I’ll write more soon about this extraordinary artist, who first came to my attention when I was a boy. I’ve been impressed by her skill, stamina and passion ever since.
For now, let me wish the exceptional Liza Minnelli, who delivers great performances, lives with both vigor and candor and embodies an upbeat sense of life, a happy birthday.
Autonomia’s newest series, “Liza Minnelli Movies,” will be added in the near future. Among the movies and shows to be reviewed are her comedies, musicals, dramas and concert films. Featured articles will cover her movies co-starring the late Dudley Moore, the late Burt Reynolds and the late Ingrid Bergman, as well as a 1976 picture she made with her father, Vincente Minnelli.
Look for articles about movies recommended by the late Turner Classic Movies host, Robert Osborne, whom I interviewed about Liza Minnelli. Also look for a review of her most philosophical movie, directed by the late Bob Fosse, Cabaret. The series is exclusive to paid subscribers.
Liza Minnelli recently made an appearance as Lady Gaga’s honored guest. I am delighted to announce this tribute series on her birthday. Liza deserves to know that she’s known and loved.
Just watched Arthur again a few weeks ago, and what fun. Dudley Moore, John Gielgud and Liza Minelli working off of each other was inspired casting. Liza didn't have a big part, but it wouldn't have worked without her. I always saw Judy Garland (her mother) as well when I saw her perform - very similar styles.
I love the photo of her holding a copy of We the Living. I've never seen it before; where did you find it?
I know her best from the movie Arthur, which came out it when I was twelve. I probably saw it with my younger brother at the Saturday matinee paid for by getting back the deposit on the glass bottles my brother and I collected and returned to the grocery store.
It was such a fun movie, especially for kids our age, but I'm sure it would be too politically incorrect for today's culture.