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 enjoyed reading Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor () and/or found it an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above or on the left.
Last modified: Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor ()

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

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


"Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor" © 2004-2014 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.


Feel free to leave your comment about the Alt Film Guide article "Liza Minnelli: Officer of France's Order of the Legion of Honor" in the space below. Note: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, trollish, baseless (spreading rumors or misinformation), and inflammatory comments and/or remarks will be deleted, and such commenters may be banned.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>




ARMY OF SHADOWS: 1969 French Movie Is New York Film Critics' Surprise Winner
Oscar Predictions: Best Actor, Best Actress
AVATAR, THE WHITE RIBBON, THE HURT LOCKER: ASC Awards 2010
Sandra Bullock, the Jonas Brothers, TRANSFORMERS: Razzie Award Winners
Ramin Karinloo Photo: Jameson Empire Awards
Marthe Keller: France Legion of Honor 2012 Chevalier
Michelle Williams, George Clooney, THE ARTIST: National Society of Film Critics Awards Omissions
THE SKIN I LIVE IN/Elena Anaya/Jan Cornet: Goya Winners
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Funny and Daring Enough? Golden Globes Telecast
Oscar 2014 Predictions: From GRAVITY to THE GREAT GATSBY