Liza Minnelli Makes Rare Appearance At Dinner With Another Famous Celebrity

As one of just over a dozen EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award) winners, Liza Minnelli has more than earned the rest she's given herself in retirement. Known for her work across stage and screen, Minnelli has long served as one of the icons known by both movie buffs and theater nerds alike. The daughter of Judy Garland, Minnelli's voice is as recognizable as her mother's. Her life has been full of excitement, from starring as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" or being friends with Princess Diana, Minnelli has been a woman about town for decades.

Minnelli hasn't been hiding or laying low, she's just been enjoying her life. Even though her last regular acting job was in 2013, she isn't opposed to working. She told Variety in 2020 that she'd go back to performing in "whatever comes up," adding, "I've always been like that." Although she doesn't perform much in public anymore, she told CBS' "Sunday Morning" in January that, when she does, she's performing in a way that individual audience members can feel. "When I'm singing to an audience, I'm not singing to an audience, I'm singing to you," she said. "What I wanna say to the audience is, 'Have you ever felt like this? 'Cause it's what I'm going through now.' I just want people to know I've been through what they've been through."

Although she hasn't been performing — or even appearing in public — much these days, Minnelli was just spotted having dinner with an old, famous friend.

Liza Minnelli was out on the town with George Hamilton

Stars need to get out once in a while — even legends like Liza Minnelli. After grabbing dinner with her old friend, fellow actor George Hamilton, Minnelli was seen leaving Il Piccolo in Hollywood looking "as glamorous as ever," according to Metro. Minnelli almost didn't survive a rare case of viral encephalitis in 2000 and broke doctors' expectations that she wouldn't walk or talk again. She told NBC News in 2010 that after hearing that news she started reciting the alphabet: "You know, that's what it felt like because I had Carnegie Hall to rehearse. I want to live. I have always wanted to live."

And live Minnelli certainly does! The Daily Mail noted that after getting into her car after leaving the restaurant, Minnelli and Hamilton continued talking for a while before they both left. Having just celebrated her 76th birthday, we are reminded of what Minnelli said to Express upon her 75th birthday. "I am ageless," she told the outlet. "Truly. I never think about age." Keep doing you, Liza. After all, "What good is sitting alone in your room?"