Liza Minnelli

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Quotes (10)

  • Liza Minnelli: It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland's daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood years - except they had little to do with being a child.

  • Liza Minnelli: I'm always looking at the next thing. I'm too curious to look back ... it's very hard to be unhappy when you're curious and grateful. You're busy. You don't have time to be unhappy. My biggest talent is I know who is more talented than I am. I find them and I go to them, and I learn.

  • Liza Minnelli: My family's been in show-business since the 1700s. I traced them. I'm bred to this. Like a racehorse. A thoroughbred. Look at my parents, my God. But it was my curiosity that made me do this. Because you could also say, look at Frank Sinatra Jr. It's not like a natural thing that happens. You gotta work.

  • Liza Minnelli: It's a waste of time to think about what I should have done and what I didn't. I really believe in that. That's how I react to the if-onlys of life. To moan and groan about something I shouldn't have done, could have done, might have done ... who knows? It is what it is. You got what you got. I live my life one day at a time.

  • Liza Minnelli: I feel like I haven't done my best work yet. I feel like there's a world of possibilities out there.

  • Liza Minnelli: I remember playing in the Beverly Hills park with Mia Farrow and (Candy) Candice Bergen and Tisha Sterling and, while we sat in the sandbox, we could hear our English nannies talking about picture deals and costume direction and whose employer was going to win the Academy Award.

  • Liza Minnelli: My mother gave me my drive but my father gave me my dreams.

  • Liza Minnelli: Reality is something you rise above.

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Trivia (53)

  • Liza was an inspiration for her godmother Kay Thompson's book series Eloise.

  • Liza was the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 30, 1991.

  • Liza's godparents were Kay Thompson and songwriter Ira Gershwin.

  • Liza is only one of a handful of performers who have won all four major American show business awards: Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award.

  • Liza Minnelli can speak English, French, and a little Italian.

  • Liza Minnelli is the youngest actress to ever win a Tony Award.

  • During the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, Liza Minnelli attended the gala premiere of Elizabethtown at the Roy Thomson Hall.

  • Liza Minnelli is childhood friends with Mia Farrow.

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