Liza Minnelli's 15 Most Iconic Moments

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019


There’s just something about Liza Minnelli. With her powerful voice, spunky personality, and maybe a little something that’s harder to define, it’s no wonder she’s had a lifetime of success. Born from Hollywood royalty, Judy Garland, it seems she was born to be famous. And with so many roles, not only onstage, but in film and TV as well, Minnelli has had her share of memorable, and even iconic, moments.

 

15. Liza Debuts on Broadway

In 1965, Liza Minnelli appeared on Broadway for the first time in Flora the Red Menace. Although the play was rumored to have been written for Barbara Streisand, Minnelli ultimately played the title role and won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the youngest actress at that time ever to do so. The play, which was highly political, featured a strong-willed heroine, a character type that would flavor many of Liza’s roles. Not only was Flora the Red Menace the vehicle for Minnelli’s Broadway debut but also for John Kander and Fred Ebb, a young composing duo. Liza would go on to form a lifelong collaboration with Kander and Ebb, who later wrote such Broadway classics such as Chicago and Cabaret.

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