Our thoughts and prayers are with Liza Minnelli.

Liza Minnelli’s career has spanned decades, but she has faced significant setbacks. Drug and alcohol abuse, heartbreak, and illness hampered the performer.

She once battled a severe disease that doctors thought she’d never walk or talk again. Minnelli discussed her illness and how she dealt with it.

Minnelli was born into a celebrity. Minnelli made her first on-screen appearance in The Pirate, starring her mother, Judy Garland, and directed by her father, Vincente Minnelli, when she was 14 months old.