Liza Minnelli Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

3rd December 2015

Quote: "She asked me to come perform in London with her, but I declined. I felt I wasn't ready, I was too young. But Mama didn't take no for an answer. She went ahead and announced the concert to the press. When I saw the announcement... I knew there was no turning back." Late entertainer Judy Garland gave her then-teenage daughter Liza Minnelli little choice about joining her onstage at her classic London Palladium show in England back in 1965. Minnelli recalls the way she was roped into the gig in the new 50th anniversary liner notes for the remastered vinyl reissue of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium.

18th September 2014

Quote: "Liza got up in the middle of the room to sing, and I thought, 'How the hell does she do that?' I was never that type of person - I don't even sing at home! I can't sing when I can see people. I get spooked." Barbra Streisand is envious of pal Liza Minnelli's confidence and outgoing nature.

9th September 2014

Quote: "Joan's funeral was terrific. Please remember that mine better be just as big. Yeah, I'm still here but, listen to me, I'm coming." Liza Minnelli on the funeral of her friend Joan Rivers. The singer/actress had to miss the memorial due to a back injury.

7th April 2014

Quote: "Mickey was somebody that everybody loved, but to me he was part of the family. He was one of a kind, and will be admired and respected always." Liza Minnelli pays tribute to pal Mickey Rooney, who passed away on Sunday (06Apr14).

12th March 2014

Fact: Oscar winner Jared Leto took time out of his busy schedule to film a special birthday message to new pal Liza Minnelli on Tuesday (11Mar14). The Dallas Buyers Club actor was on a flight bound for the Ukraine when he shot the brief video and wished the Cabaret star a happy 68th. The message was played to Minnelli on Wednesday (12Mar14) as she celebrated her birthday on America's Today show. Leto is in the Ukraine for a 30 Seconds to Mars gig in Kiev.

4th March 2014

Quote: "She's a totally cool lady. I went up to her later and she was funny and fine, but I think people thought I was offending her in some way." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres on poking fun at Liza Minnelli at the Academy Awards. The comedienne joked that the veteran entertainer looked like a woman in drag.

3rd March 2014

Fact: Liza Minnelli complemented her red carpet cobalt blue two-piece outfit with a blue streak in her hair at the Oscars.

6th September 2013

Quote: "Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming. I'm excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great!" Cabaret icon Liza Minnelli will be among the first in line to see Michelle Williams take on the role of Sally Bowles in a new Broadway revival of the hit musical.

5th May 2013

Fact: Liza Minnelli has become the latest celebrity to support the Noh8 campaign after posing for a new poster with tape stuck over her mouth. The Noh8 organisation, which promotes equality through visual protest, was created in direct response to the passage of California's Proposition 8 which amended the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

30th January 2013

Fact: Iconic singer/actress Liza Minnelli reunited with her Cabaret co-stars Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson on U.S. breakfast show Today on Wednesday (30Jan13) to reminisce about making the classic 1972 movie musical in Germany. The old pals have remained in contact in the 41 years since the release of the film, which won eight Academy Awards, including Best Director for Bob Fosse and Best Actress for Minnelli.

11th September 2012

Fact: Liza Minnelli has signed on to reprise her recurring role as Lucille Austero in the much-anticipated Arrested Development series revamp. The show was cancelled in 2006 but will return next year (13) via online Dvd library site Netflix.

7th June 2012

Quote: "They told me to come this evening because I'd be getting an award. I had no idea it involved everybody I loved." Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli was delighted to see so many friends in the crowd when she picked up the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards in New York on Monday (04Jun12).

23rd April 2012

Quote: "If you even hear I'm getting married, hit me over the head... and just get me out (of it)... It does not work. You try and accommodate because you love someone. For instance, if he leaves his socks in the middle of the floor and you're his woman and you say, 'Isn't that cute...' Six months, seven months, maybe a year later, you're saying, 'Pick up the goddam socks!'" Liza Minnelli insists she's not the marrying kind after four failed unions.

14th April 2012

Fact: Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli has been selected to receive the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards. The Cabaret star will pick up the honour at a ceremony in New York on 4 June (12).

13th March 2012

Fact: Liza Minnelli spent her 66th birthday with pal Rosie O'Donnell on Monday (12Mar12) - the veteran entertainer sat down for a TV chat on Rosie, and was presented with a cake and a customised iPad cover.

13th February 2012

Fact: A dinner date with Liza Minnelli sold for $16,500 (£10,310) at the Drama League's benefit gala in New York last week (ends12Feb12). The prize was won at auction by an anonymous bidder.

4th January 2012

Fact: Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli has signed up to make an appearance on hit U.S. TV show Hot In Cleveland.

29th September 2011

Quote: "We've got an idea for a Christmas show, which will be like Will And My Friends. It will be in a big house with a roaring fire and I'll have celebrity friends popping in for a chat and to perform." British singer Will Young is eyeing a TV special this festive season - and he'd love Liza Minnelli as his special guest.

23rd June 2011

Quote: "I'm so relieved I'm not in love. Oh, I'm really relieved about that! I get down on my knees thanking God! That's why I have a false knee!" Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli is happy to be single.

27th February 2011

Quote: "This (album), I made it in my bed. I was recovering from my surgery... So I made a record of all the songs that I thought were love songs that were interesting that I thought were spicy." Liza Minnelli came up with ideas for her new release CONFESSIONS as she was laid up in bed after knee replacement surgery last year (10).

24th February 2011

Quote: "When I go through the thing at the airport, everything lights up!" The bolts and screws in Liza Minnelli's new knee always sets off alarms when she walks through a metal detector. The singer underwent surgery to fix the joint last year (10).

24th February 2011

Quote: "I'm going to be 65. You have a choice on how you think about it: is the glass half empty or half full? So I choose to think that I'll get social security!" Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli is putting a positive spin on her upcoming birthday on 12 March (11).

24th February 2011

Fact: Lady GaGa gave Liza Minnelli and actress Marisa Tomei a special shout out at her New York concert on Tuesday (22Feb11) after spotting the pair in the audience at Madison Square Garden. They weren't the only big names to check out the Paparazzi hitmaker during her U.S. tour - Sir Paul MCCartney was seen dancing along to the flamboyant singer's tracks when she played the same venue on Monday night (21Feb11).

10th January 2011

Quote: "From the waist up I'm Dorothy's stock, (from the) bottom down, I'm the Tin Man's kid." Liza Minnelli feels man made after having both her hips replaced. The actress/singer's mother Judy Garland was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

10th January 2011

Fact: Liza Minnelli recorded her new album Confessions from her sick bed as she recovered from knee surgery.

4th January 2011

Quote: "I've decided that I am totally against jewellery. So I have all fake. There's no reason to have real diamonds. People think it's real anyway." Liza Minnelli collects convincing fake gems.

4th January 2011

Quote: "I did see the Wizard of Oz in a big theatre. It frightened me. It was like my mother was a little girl and these monkeys flew away with her. I didn't like it, it was spooky." Liza Minnelli hated watching her mum Judy Garland onscreen in the 1939 classic.

23rd September 2010

Fact: Liza Minnelli is set to thrill New York City fans on Monday night (27Sep10) with a secret show at Manhattan celebrity hotspot, The Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar, reports the New York Post. The last round of Rose Bar sessions featured rock stars Axl Rose, Dave Navarro and Slash.

21st September 2010

Fact: Liza Minnelli's upcoming album CONFESSIONS was recorded nearly a decade ago by her Beverly Hills neighbour, Bruce Roberts. The singer says Liza showed up at his door late one night saying, "I just feel like singing," relaxed on a couch and crooned 20 standards. He recently rediscovered the tape recordings and "tweaked them up" for the new release, after the duo signed a deal with Decca Records.

3rd November 2009

Quote: "(I'm) learning how to speak German by watching Liza Minnelli in Cabaret... And picking up some make up tips!" Katy Perry spent Monday (02Nov09) watching the movie musical classic as she prepares to host the upcoming MTV European Music Awards in Berlin.

1st September 2009

Quote: "That kid did more good for people than anybody will ever know, and all of his friends know it." Liza Minnelli pays tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, who was the best man at her wedding to David Gest.

8th June 2009

Quote: "I don't understand the idea of being a cultural icon, I am really just a gypsy. I love going to dance class and rehearsing. So I am always startled and grateful whenever anyone says that about me." Liza Minnelli refuses to accept her legendary status.

28th January 2009

Quote: "That's it. Are you nuts? It doesn't work for me." Liza Minnelli insists she'll never wed again after four failed marriages.

18th November 2008

Fact: Legendary entertainer Liza Minnelli will take to the stage in a forthcoming song and dance show co-starring TV personality ROSIE O'DONNELL for the comedienne's new variety special ROSIE LIVE, which airs later this month (26Nov08).

20th October 2008

Quote: "I've heard so many renditions of my life story, I thought I should do one myself." Showbusiness veteran Liza Minnelli on performing her one-woman show, Liza's At The Palace, in December (08).

20th October 2008

Fact: Liza Minnelli is heading back to Broadway. After weeks of speculation, the Cabaret star has announced she'll be performing a one-woman show of her hits at the Palace Theatre from 3 to 14 December (08). RON LEWIS will choreograph the show, Liza's At The Palace.

30th July 2008

Fact: Liza Minnelli is to act as a consultant on a new TV series based on stories from fabled New York nightclub Studio 54. Minnelli was a regular at the trendy club during its 1970s heyday.

24th June 2008

Quote: "I never stop moving. I may die, but I'll never grow old." Liza Minnelli insists her new hips have given her a fresh lease of life.

22nd May 2008

Quote: "I was in Japan and what I was eating suddenly stood up and walked off the plate. It was some kind of shrimp affair. I've heard of fresh but that is ridiculous." Liza Minnelli was not impressed with the menu on a recent visit to the Far East.

9th May 2008

Fact: Liza Minnelli's ex-husband David Gest showed his support for Whitney Houston at her London comeback show on Thursday night (08May08) - by sporting a black suit jacket with a glittery image of the R+B superstar emblazoned across the back.

1st May 2008

Fact: Liza Minnelli and JAMES GALWAY will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in June (08) when the fabled Los Angeles venue opens for its summer series.

7th April 2008

Quote: "I have two false hips, a wired-up right knee, two crushed discs and scoliosis. If I don't dance, I seize up." Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli lives to dance - and dances to live.

2nd December 2006

Quote: "I think they are wonderful. They take chances and they understand shock value, and yet, the music is good." Liza Minnelli on working with My Chemical Romance. The Cabaret star duets with frontman Gerard Way on new ballad MAMA.

15th November 2006

Fact: David Gest triumphed at his first gruesome challenge on reality TV show I'm a celebrity... GET ME OUT OF HERE, revelling as he was showered with spiders, shellfish and baby alligators. The estranged husband of Liza Minnelli even greeted the creepy crawlies as "old friends" as they were poured over him while he sat in a tank of water.

13th November 2006

Fact: Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest refused to bungee-jump into the Australian bush, to kickstart his appearance on British TV reality show I'm a celebrity... GET ME OUT OF HERE. While other contestants leaped from a helicopter, Gest insisted on canoeing to the location.

8th November 2006

Fact: Liza Minnelli's ex-husband, David Gest, is off to live in the wilderness of the Australian jungle to feature in British reality television programme I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE.

2nd November 2006

Quote: "I dance every day for two hours still - on two false hips, and a wired-up knee, and scoliosis, and two crushed discs, and I dance!" Liza Minnelli hasn't lost her dedication to showbusiness.

23rd August 2006

Fact: The stars of Outkast's new movie Idlewild arrived at the period film's New York premiere in style on Monday night (21AUG06) - in 1930s classic cars. Liza Minnelli and Patti Labelle were among the special guests at the screening.

10th June 2006

Fact: Liza Minnelli is hoping to add screenwriter to her impressive resume - she's currently developing a new script. She says, "it's about a lady who owns a nightclub in New York and her experiences. It's a story about music, about somebody who lives in a place where there is constantly music. So I guess you can call it a musical."

1st June 2006

Fact: Actress Mia Farrow and Liza Minnelli attended nursery school together.

15th March 2006

Fact: Liza Minnelli has one major ambition left - she wants to duet with rapper Eminem.

1st February 2006

Quote: <p>"I guess she can't tell that guys she loves are gay or something, I don't know. I suppose I can relate. I can't tell that the guys I'm marrying are a**holes. I guess it's not that different. But that guy was gay and an a**hole, she's got bad gaydar! I liked his arched Joan Crawford eyebrow. And the friendship with Michael Jackson. There were more than a few clues." Roseanne Barr comments on Liza Minnelli's marriage to David Gest. </p>

25th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Are you out of your mind?" Promoter DAVID GEST scoffs at US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel's question about whether he and estranged wife Liza Minnelli will ever get back together. </p>

28th December 2005

Fact: <p>A host of celebrities including Liza Minnelli, John Lithgow and Barbara Walters will take part in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inauguration on New Year's Day (01JAN06). </p>

11th September 2005

Fact: <p>Michael Jackson has started lining up stars for his upcoming Hurricane Katrina relief single - he has sent a telegram to Liza Minnelli asking her to join him. KENNETH 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS has signed up produce the single. </p>

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