facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Liza set for TCM special about parents

Sept. 9, 2010 at 12:54 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Entertainer Liza Minnelli has been booked to discuss her parents' legacy with TCM interviewer Robert Osborne for a new U.S. television special.

"Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli" is to air Dec. 11. Rather than focusing on Minnelli herself, the special is intended to take the unique approach of centering on the lives and careers of Minnelli's famous parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, the cable network said.

In conjunction with the premiere, TCM said it will run two nights -- Dec. 11 and Dec. 14 -- filled with films starring Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli and/or starring Liza Minnelli.

"Liza Minnelli has a perspective about Hollywood unlike anyone else," Osborne said in a statement. "She is an Academy Award-winning actress with parents who both were also Oscar winners. Her playground was soundstages, where she watched her parents and other film icons work, so she has insights into their world, which became her world. Her story is at once fascinating, dramatic and touching and has never been extensively told before. We're very excited to be able to devote two nights to celebrating the lives and work of this extraordinary family."

Liza Minnelli won the best actress Oscar for "Cabaret" in 1972.

Vincente Minnelli won the directing Oscar for "Gigi" in 1958.

Garland won a special award for outstanding performance as a screen juvenile in 1939.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kim Zolciak denies Photoshopping in Instagram pics Kim Zolciak denies Photoshopping in Instagram pics
2
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: 'We can't wait' to have kids Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: 'We can't wait' to have kids
3
Miranda Lambert in tears as she sings to sick 7-year-old fan Miranda Lambert in tears as she sings to sick 7-year-old fan
4
Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies
5
'Fashion Police' will continue in 2015, despite the death of Joan Rivers 'Fashion Police' will continue in 2015, despite the death of Joan Rivers
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback