Liza Minnelli is getting her second major appearance on TV in four days thanks to TCM and its host extraordinaire Robert Osborne.
On Thursday, she headlined a Donald Trump fundraiser that was the basis of the “Apprentice” finale. She is back Sunday evening to reminisce about her parents actress Judy Garland and producer/director Vincente Minnelli.
Osborne has known Minnelli for more than 40 years. He has wanted to do this “Private Screenings” for a long time but there were some challenges. TCM, for instance, doesnt have a lot of Garland’s films in the library and it costs money to screen them, he said. And he said he’s sometimes shy asking friends to talk to him on camera. “I don’t want people to avoid me!” he said. “That’s always been a hang up of mine. I was delighted she was willing to come on.”
He wanted to show the Minnelli he knows, the more down to earth, bright person.
She remembers growing up watching her father work.
“I knew my way around the sets,” Minnelli