Paris, Jul 12: American singer Liza Minnelli was inducted into France's Legion Of Honor on Monday in a ceremony conducted by culture minister Frederic Mitterand.
The 65-year-old entertainer, who collected an Oscar in 1972 for her performance in “Cabaret”, was made an officer of the order.
Visibly moved, Minnelli said: “This is a dream come true, this moment, this minute and each second in it for me will leave a glow upon the sky and as time goes by it will never die, merci.”
Minnelli is in Paris for a one off concert at the Olympia on Monday evening.
This performance is part of an international tour that also saw the singer perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London at the end of June.
Other famous recipients of the Legion d'Honneur include Martin Scorsese, Giorgio Armani, Sophia Loren, film directors Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, among many others. AP