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Thursday's Connector: Liza Minnelli

September 23rd, 2010
12:44 PM ET

The legendary, multi-talented Liza Minnelli has been delighting audiences on stage, screen and television since she was fourteen months old.

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The daughter of fellow Hollywood legend Judy Garland, Minnelli began her stage career in the 1960's in the musical "Wish You Were Here."

That began her climb from the 1965 musical "Flora, The Red Menace," through to her first Academy Award nomination in "Sterile Cuckoo."

Minnelli finally won a best actress Oscar for her role as 'Sally Bowles' in Bob Fosse's "Cabaret."

Today, as famous for her dramatic personal life as for her immortal performances, Minnelli has returned to those musical roots – with the release of her latest album, “Confessions”.

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by singing sensation, Liza Minnelli.

Would you like to know what it was like having a mother like Judy Garland? How soon did she realize that her future lie with music? Does she have any favorite roles? What was her marriage to David Gest like?

Please leave your questions below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

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  1. Anthony Macias

    Ms.Minnelli: I simply was gaga over the DVD release of LIZA with a Z and am wondering when/if we will ever see again the two other T.V. specials I remember growing up- one was a special with Mikael Baryshnikov (incredible dancing) and another one with Goldie Hawn (wonderful clowning). With great admiration and gratitude, anthony

    September 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  2. Jurgen R. Brul

    How will you as Michael Jackson’s best friend make the world a Better Place? How will you as Sex and the City 2 Wedding Minister Improve the lives of young ladies and mothers who are living under poverty line?

    Jurgen R. Brul
    Paramaribo, Suriname

    September 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  3. Johnny from sweden

    I want to see liza on the big screen Asap! – please come backkkkk

    September 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  4. Lucy Stephens

    What was it like being part of such a musical dynasty? Did you always know you would be a star?

    September 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  5. Kae from La Crosse

    Do you have any regets in regards to your fame? What would you have been if not in the music business?

    September 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  6. Blaine from Sydney

    You were married to Peter Allen so you knew him well. Had he lived what do you think he would have become?

    September 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  7. Marie

    Do you ever regret not having children?

    September 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  8. Josee

    If you could say something to your mother, what would you say to her?

    September 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  9. C. Wermuth

    Maybe you and "Frank, Jr." would do a DVD or pay per view, since
    some of us – as in those huge fans of yours from Oshkosh, WI –
    are not able to attend your concerts? You are a beautiful spirit
    and the ultimate survivor; you are much adored.
    White light & love always.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  10. polly from Madrid


    What is your favourite song?
    What do you consider your greatest achievement?
    If your mother was still alive what would you say to her?

    September 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  11. Jonathan

    You’ve given so much of your energy and talent supporting organizations such as The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAPH) and to the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). As for your talents…where does one begin? Do you have any idea how many people you have touched with your incredible voice and acting? For all of this, thank you. What is my question? Apart from wondering what we did to deserve you? I guess it would be to ask if you will continue recording and making films.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  12. Keira


    I'd like to ask Liza, does she have any plans to return to the Broadway stage? Also, her opinion on what makes "Cabaret" (show & movie) a perennial favorite.

    Had the chance of seeing Liza LIVE in NY about 2 yrs ago. FANTASTIC show!

    Thanks much!!!


    October 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  13. Marcos Valenca

    Dear Liza:

    Were you ever promiscuous, especially during the Studio 54 days?

    When are you coming to Brazil again?

    My best kiss,
    Marcos Valenca.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:03 am | Reply
  14. Mark from Montpellier, France

    Ms. Minelli – I am a big fan, thank you for all the wonderful moments. I am curious, however; with a good chunk of experience under your belt, do you consider marriage to be just another hurdle on the celebrity racecourse, and is romance or reality your best friend?

    October 4, 2010 at 3:44 am | Reply
  15. Mary Lou

    Dear Liza,

    You are amazing. I have been a fan since the 60's. Have seen you in person many times in the Boston and Cape Cod areas. I even got to see you at the Palace in NYC. Front row seat! It was the most wonderful show. You were fantastic and I look forward to seeing you again in Boston in November. Your new CD Confessions is wonderful and I hope that more of your concerts will be released on DVD. I just love Liza with a Z and Radio City. You are the greatest entertainer of the 20th and 21st Century, bar none...

    October 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Reply

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