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Before Liza Minnelli Won an Oscar, She Got Serious With ‘Sterile Cuckoo’ and ‘Junie Moon’

Before Liza Minnelli Won an Oscar, She Got Serious With ‘Sterile Cuckoo’ and ‘Junie Moon’

Liza Minnelli was born into show business royalty on March 12, 1946, and pressed into service onstage at the tender age of 14 months by her singer mother Judy Garland and director father Vincente Minnelli.

According to a short 1947 mention in Variety titled “In Ma’s Footsteps,” “Liza Minnelli, 14-month-old daughter of Judy Garland, makes her acting bow in Metro’s ‘The Pirate,’ which her father is directing.” It didn’t take long for her to move up to a film credit. Her first credited film role was at 3 years old, appearing briefly in “In the Good Old Summertime” alongside her mother.

And though her biggest wish when she was young was to be a dancer, Minnelli ended up doing back-to-back serious dramatic roles before winning her Oscar for her irrepressible performance as nightclub singer Sally Bowles in “Cabaret.”

“I always wanted to be a dancer. I remember going to dancing school because I asked my dad.

See full article on Variety