Like her mother Judy Garland who was most famous for her role as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz (1939), Minnelli is mostly known as Sally Bowles from the classical music film Cabaret (1972). She was indeed a child of Hollywood and her versatility is second to none.
Date of Birth: March 12, 1946
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Her initial plan was to become an ice-skater but the entertainment industry eventually won her heart. In 1963, she won a supporting role in the Off-Broadway revival of the 1941 musical Best Foot Forward. Her success in that performance paved the way for her career to take off; she subsequently featured in an increasing number of shows until she was able to gain the attention of the wilder public.
She soon started winning awards for her brilliant performances and remains till date the youngest 21st century winner of the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical at the age of 19. Liza has been in rehab for substance abuse, she was dangerously ill with encephalitis in 2000, been through four failed marriages, had a number of miscarriages but she remains a legendary icon. Read on to know more about the love life of this gifted entertainer.
Peter Allen (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: March 3, 1967 – July 24, 1974 (7 years)
Date of Birth: February 10, 1944
Date of Death: June 18, 1992 (aged 48)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Liza’s first marriage was to Australian singer-songwriter. He was a popular concert entertainer and a Grammy award-winning artist. He had been singing in shows since he was a child until Judy Garland discovered him in 1964, signed him on and introduced him to her daughter. This was how he met Liza, chemistry began and in no time, they were married but only for a few years.
The flamboyant stage performer was reportedly involved in a steamy affair with Mark Herron while he was married to Judy Garland. Allen later came out as gay and he died in 1992 of an AIDS-related illness.
Jack Haley Jr. (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: September 15, 1974 – April 1979 (5 years)
Date of Birth: October 25, 1933
Date of Death: April 21, 2001 (aged 67)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Marriage number two was to award-winning filmmaker Haley. Jack’s father was Garland’s co-star in the Wizard of Oz. The That’s Entertainment! (1974) filmmaker died at 67 of respiratory failure.
Mark Gero (former spouse)
Duration of marriage: December 4, 1979 – January 1992 (13 years)
The famous actress met Mark in 1977 when The Act opened on Broadway. He was the sculptor and stage manager with whom she was married to the longest. Minnelli hoped she would become a mother with Mark but she had three unfortunate miscarriages, one pregnancy even left her with a hiatal hernia in attempts to save the baby.
David Alan Gest (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: March 16, 2002 – April 2007 (5 years)
Date of Birth: May 11, 1953
Date of Death: April 12, 2016 (aged 62)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
David was a music producer, concert promoter, reality TV star and eccentric comedian. He is known as one of the late Michael Jackson’s childhood friends but he gained notoriety when he married Liza in 2002. Their union was barely 16 months when they separated but got officially divorced in 2007.
Gest sued the entertainment icon for $10million after their divorce claiming that he had been physically assaulted by his ex-wife but the suit was dismissed for lack of triable issue of fact.
In January 2016, Gest had been so sick that he had to leave the U.K’s Celebrity Big Brother house after only 13 days. He was found dead in a London hotel just a few months later and he reportedly died of a stroke.
Liza Minnelli does not have kids.
After four unsuccessful trips down the aisle, the Sterile Cuckoo (1969) actress has declared that she would never marry again. She also has no children to call her own.