Photo of Liza Minnelli Liza Minnelli

Born March 12, 1946, to a pair of famous parents -- acclaimed director Vincente Minnelli and entertainer Judy Garland -- Liza Minnelli spent her childhood cloaked in stardom, making her first big-screen appearance as a toddler in Easter Parade (1948).

Blessed with her mother's legendary charisma and show-stopping vocal prowess, Minnelli quickly found work in movies, television musicals and plays, earning her first Tony Award before she was 20 and her first Oscar nomination a few years later. She is most often remembered for her Oscar-winning turn as Sally Bowles in Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972) -- a role that seemed tailor-made for her talents -- and her role alongside Dudley Moore in the box office smash Arthur (1981).

Since then, Minnelli has continued to work onstage and in television, flexing her comic muscle in the acclaimed but cancelled "Arrested Development" (2003-06).

Liza Minnelli in Cabaret

Cabaret

1972 PG

A British scribe (Michael York) and his comrades -- including a flamboyant American nightclub entertainer named Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) -- chronicle the debauchery and turbulence of prewar Berlin in director Bob Fosse's big-screen adaptation of a musical classic. Existing in a morally ambiguous void, the characters doggedly maintain their facades as the world outside the cabaret gears for war.

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