Liza Minnelli is an American actress and singer who began her acting career in musical theatre and gained recognition after becoming the youngest recipient of the 'Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical' for 'Flora the Red Menace' in 1965. She earned critical acclaim for her starring role in the comedy-drama film 'The Sterile Cuckoo' (1969) and earned international fame for her 'Academy Award'-winning role as Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film 'Cabaret'. She also won the 'Emmy Award' for her TV special, 'Liza with a Z' (1972).
Her later filmography mostly consisted of moderately successful films or utter failures, such as 'Lucky Lady' (1975), 'A Matter of Time' (1976), 'New York, New York' (1977), 'Rent-a-Cop' (1988), 'Arthur 2: On the Rocks' (1998), 'Stepping Out' (1991) and 'The Oh in Ohio' (2006). However, the 1981 romantic comedy 'Arthur' became a critical and commercial success.
She appeared on many television shows, musical specials, and made-for-television movies like 'A Time to Live' (1985) and 'Parallel Lives' (1994). She also hosted the show 'That's Entertainment!' in 1974. More recently, she earned praise for her guest role as Lucille Austero in the sitcom 'Arrested Development' between 2003 and 2013.
Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian who has never performed for a real audience, is obsessed with the idea of being a celebrity like his idol, talk-show host Jerry Langford. After a brief exchange with Langford, Rupert assumes that now he’ll get his big chance. When he fails to reach Langford, Rupert decides to kidnap him to gain a break in his show.
The story depicts Sally Bowels, a well-known character created by Christopher Isherwood, as a young American cabaret singer in 1931 Berlin. The plot thickens when a young British academic arrives at her boardinghouse. The film, which has won numerous distinguished awards including eight Oscars, focuses as much on their relationship as on rising Nazism of that time.
Arthur is a young billionaire playboy who is about to marry a woman whom he does not love. Turning away from the marriage would make him lose his inheritance of $ 750 million. But he soon finds himself falling for a poor waitress, and now he must choose if money is more important or true love.
Silent Movie is a comedy film which tells the story of Mel Funn, who used to be a great film director in Hollywood at one point. However, his career declined due to his drinking problem. Along with his sidekicks, he decides to make the first silent movie in forty years, in order to make a comeback.
An aspiring young saxophonist falls for a singer and the two start a relationship. However, it becomes difficult for them to try to excel in their careers, and maintain their relationship at the same time.
Rising from Manchester’s working-class, Charlie Bubbles has achieved success in London as a writer. But now he is dissatisfied and appears to have lost ability to feel, so much so that he is unhappy even while with mistress Eliza. Restless, he returns to Manchester, visits his estranged wife Lottie and son at their farm, as he attempts to reconnect with his roots.
This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of three wildly neurotic characters. The first one is a facially disfigured girl; the second one is a homosexual paraplegic, and the last one is an introverted epileptic. After being discharged from the hospital, they decide to move in together in a cottage, to support one another.
During the height of the Prohibition Era, best friends Kibby Womack and Walker Ellis are running a successful underground liquor smuggling business. When a young widow Claire gets involved, a love triangle develops and the three must survive organized crime and the Coast Guard.
A simple young girl, who is also an aspiring actress, helps an old countess to deal with her old age. In return, the countess introduces her to the world of upper class society.
Arthur is happily married to Linda, but their lives take a turn when Arthur is informed that he will lose his entire fortune of $ 750 million, if he doesn’t divorce Linda, and marry Susan, his ex-fiancée. Since Arthur loves Linda more than his lifestyle, he refuses. They move in with Linda’s father Ralph, and Linda begins to work as a waitress. However, Susan’s father Burt starts to make life hell for them. After being confronted by Susan, Linda leaves a note for Arthur, stating that it is best for him to get married to Susan.
The story focuses on four Manhattan friends, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, each busy with her own set of problems. Among them, Samantha is a career woman, who is to devise a PR campaign for a sheikh's business in Abu Dhabi. Eventually the four friends fly off on an all-expenses-paid luxury trip to Abu Dhabi, not realizing that the country is run by more conservative laws.
A tornado in Kansas causes a girl named Dorothy to become unconscious, and she re-appears in the Land of Oz. She encounters the cousin of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is attacking the Emerald City, with an army of monstrous green elephants.
Liza Minnelli Awards
|Cabaret||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1973|
|A Time to Live||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1986|
|Cabaret||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1973|
|Liza with a Z||Outstanding Single Program - Variety and Popular Music||1973|