Liza Minnelli, 'Cabaret' Phenom and Judy Garland's Daughter, Then And Now

By | March 8, 2021

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Liza Minnelli in 'Cabaret.' Source: IMDB

When you're born the daughter of Judy Garland, as Liza Minnelli was, singing, dancing and acting are not casual pursuits. If you didn't inherit mama's pipes, don't bother. Good news for Liza, whose father was the director Vincente Minnelli -- the young performer proved to have a world-class singing voice, and the dance and acting chops to make a splash in Hollywood. Her Best Actress Oscar for Cabaret, nomination for The Sterile Cuckoo, and Emmy accolades for several performance specials all suggest that the daughter was born to follow in her mother's footsteps.

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Liza and Judy one of the most successful mother daughter pairs ever. (biography)

Hollywood creates stars, which naturally leads to power couples that inevitably beget Hollywood kids. More often than not the children of these incredibly famous and powerful pairings end up in the same industry as their parents. While the leg up on the competition helps, most kids of the famous actors and actresses fall short of their parents’ towering achievements. Either that or they end up as cautionary tales of getting too much too soon. Liza Minnelli transcended all of those cliches and became a huge star in her own right. Her path to fame and fortune wasn’t without bumps but she navigated the turbid water of Hollywood her way without apologies.