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Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli
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Alan Pappe, 14 Dec 1934 - 30 Apr 2008
Liza May Minnelli, born 12 Mar 1946
Color photograph on paper
40.6 x 27.3 cm (16 x 10 3/4")
Mat (TBC): 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat
Liza May Minnelli: Female
Liza May Minnelli: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater
Liza May Minnelli: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Liza May Minnelli: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Liza May Minnelli: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
Liza May Minnelli: Oscar
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
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Born Los Angeles, California
Singer-dancer Liza Minnelli was born into entertainment royalty: her mother was Judy Garland, and her father was Oscar-winning director Vincente Minnelli. Liza made her film debut as a toddler in her father’s In the Good Old Summertime (1949), which starred her mother.
Launching her own Broadway career in 1965, she received a Tony Award for her performance in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Flora the Red Menace. Her greatest success came onscreen, however, portraying nightclub singer Sally Bowles in Bob Fosse’s 1972 movie version of the musical Cabaret. This movie showcased her strengths as a singer-dancer-actress, and her Best Actress Academy Award was among the film’s eight Oscars.
That same year, the scintillating Minnelli-Fosse-Ebb team collaborated on a high-energy television special, Liza with a “Z,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Single Program—Variety and Popular Music.
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
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National Portrait Gallery