Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli! Kathy Griffin, Barbra Streisand and More Celebrate Broadway Icon's 70th Birthday

Liza Minnelli's 70th Birthday Celebrated by Kathy Griffin, Barbra Streisand
Liza Minnelli

03/12/2016 AT 02:05 PM EST

Broadway icon Liza Minnelli is 70 years old today!

A small group of Minnelli's close friends will fly from New York City to Los Angeles to surprise her in honor of the milestone.

"I like to think of celebrating my birthday as celebrating my Minnellium," Minnelli said.

Several celebs have taken to social media to wish the superstar a happy birthday, including Kathy Griffin, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Kim Cattrall.





Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli!

Posted by Kathy Griffin on Friday, March 11, 2016

Dear Liza Minnelli,You hit the BIG Time! Welcome to the club. Happy Birthday sweetheart.Love ~Barbra

Posted by Barbra Streisand on Saturday, March 12, 2016

"Happy Birthday Liza!" - Tony

Posted by Tony Bennett on Saturday, March 12, 2016


Liza Minnelli, here's to wonderful you on your birthday. Welcome to the '70s! Keep rockin' ol' buddy. Love you. #LizaMinnelli

Posted by Nancy Sinatra on Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy Happy Birthday to my sweet Liza. It is time to celebrate, as we celebrate you. Love you,Chita

Posted by Chita Rivera on Saturday, March 12, 2016

It's Liza Minnelli 70th birthday and we felt she deserved an orchestra! Happy birthday from us in Australia! Ricki-Lee @harrisoncraig Lucy Durack Horsey #lizaminnelli #disneyunderthestars

Posted by David Campbell on Friday, March 11, 2016


Minnelli, the daughter of actress Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli, began acting as a teenager in New York City. She earned her first Tony Award in 1965 for her role in the musical Flora the Red Menace, which served as her Broadway debut.

Over the course of her prolific career, Minnelli has joined the exclusive "EGOT" club, winning an Emmy Award, a special "Legends" Grammy Award, an Oscar (for her acclaimed role as Sally Bowles in 1972's Cabaret) and four Tony Awards, among many other awards. She has also found success outside of musical theater, with a recurring role on the critically acclaimed TV show Arrested Development and a fun cameo in Sex and the City 2.

Additionally, Minnelli is a longtime supporter of charities such as The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential and amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Reporting by LIZ MCNEIL
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