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  • Liza Minnelli

    Born on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California

awards & nominations

Arthur (1981)

Liza Minnelli as "Linda Marolla"

Wealthy New York City playboy Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore) is perpetually drunk and completely rudderless. Dutifully supported by his sharp-tongued and quick-witted butler, Hobson (John Gielgud), Arthur reluctantly prepares to enter into an arranged marriage with heiress Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). When he meets Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli), a waitress from Queens, he falls head over heels in love, but if he backs out of his engagement with Susan, he may lose his fortune.

Golden Globe (1981) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

New York, New York (1977)

Liza Minnelli as "Francine Evans"

Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro), an aspiring saxophone player, meets established USO band singer Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli) during V-J Day celebrations at the end of World War II. The two become a musical double act and, more importantly, fall in love. They quickly get married and start a family, however, their volatile relationship disintegrates over time. Years later, when both of them have successful careers, Jimmy and Francine find their paths crossing once again.

Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Cabaret (1972)

Liza Minnelli as "Sally Bowles"

In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

Academy Award (1972) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972) Won Actress
Golden Globe (1972) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

Liza Minnelli as "Pookie Adams"

Uptight college freshman Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton) finds a carefree friend in zany Pookie (Liza Minnelli). After an awkward meeting on the bus, where they are headed to different colleges, Pookie quickly works her way into Jerry's life. She makes an unannounced visit to Jerry's campus, and before long annoyance turns to affection, and friendship turns to romance. But with Pookie's increasingly neurotic behavior, how long can this love affair last?

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970) Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Academy Award (1969) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1969) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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