We're looking for contributors

Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor

Liza MinnelliDescribed as the "high-priestess of the music hall" and as the "contemporary incarnation of 'all-purpose' in the American style," Academy Award winner Liza Minnelli was announced as the latest Officer in France's Order of the Legion of Honor at a ceremony held today at the French Ministry of Culture in Paris.

Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand declared that Minnelli, "for more than five decades [...] has ensured that the show must go on." A visibly moved Minnelli, for her part, said she was "honored to have become a part of France, a part of Paris."

She also recalled that her father, director Vincente Minnelli, had promised her that one day "she would learn to dance, would wear a nice dress, and would go to Paris ... This moment is marvelous. It's today!"

Additionally, Minnelli thanked French icon Charles Aznavour, whom she reportedly considers her mentor.

Liza Minnelli's first film appearance was in the last scene of Robert Z. Leonard's In the Good Old Summertime, a 1949 musicalized remake of The Shop Around the Corner that starred Minnelli's mother, Judy Garland, and Van Johnson.

In addition to her Best Actress Oscar for Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972), Minnelli has earned one British Academy Award (also for Cabaret), three Tonys (including a special award), two Golden Globes (for Cabaret and the 1985 television movie A Time to Live), an Honorary Grammy, and an Emmy. Her album "Confessions" was released in fall 2010.

If you liked the article Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above and on the left.
Follow Alt Film Guide on Google+, Facebook and/or join the FB group All About Movies.
Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor © 2004-2015 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Continue Reading: Deborah Kerr, Michael Powell Photos: BLACK NARCISSUS Behind the Scenes

Previous Post: Howard Hughes, Jean Peters, Terry Moore: Beauties and the Billionaire


Click on 'Load Comments' to leave a comment and/or read previous comments about Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor.

Important: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, baseless (spreading misinformation), and/or trollish/inflammatory comments will be blocked and offenders may be banned.




FILM ARCHIVES

Sidney Lumet: Making Movies Earns 'Network' Director Honorary Oscar
U.S. Critics' Awards 2007
Tokyo Film Festival Awards 2007
Francesco Rosi to Receive Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement
Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Jason Reitman: DGA Awards 2010 Nominations
AN EDUCATION, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, AVATAR: BAFTA 2010 Longlists
Meryl Streep, George Clooney, UP IN THE AIR Win in Texas
Helen Mirren, Mo'Nique, Christoph Waltz, Benjamin Bratt: SAG Awards 2010 Presenters
2010 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor
MTV Movie Awards 2010 Presenters: Tom Cruise, Zac Efron, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera
Scarlett Johansson, Viola Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Denzel Washington: 2010 Tony ...
National Society of Film Critics Award Predictions: CARLOS vs. THE SOCIAL NETWORK?
THE FIGHTER, Hailee Steinfeld Win; Arnold Schwarzenegger's Lame Joke: Critics Choice Awards
EASY A's Emma Stone Victim of Off-Color Joke, Cher Victim of 127 HOURS: Critics Choice Awards
Annie Awards: DreamWorks vs. Pixar / Disney (1998-2010)
Best Actress Winner Meryl Streep, THE IRON LADY: New York Film Critics Awards Predictions
Critics Choice Awards: THE ARTIST, HUGO, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio
Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Predictions: A 'Surprise' Best Actress?
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: PGA Awards Threepeat for The Weinstein Company?
Golden Globes Live Streaming Online: Red Carpet Arrivals