Star-studded wedding – Entertainment – Liza Minnelli weds David Gest – Brief Article
* STAR-STUDDED WEDDING: Superstar performer Michael Jackson arrives with screen legend and his close, longtime friend, Elizabeth Taylor, at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York where celebrated performer Liza Minnelli wed noted producer David Gest. Others arriving for the star-studded gala included famed singer-actress Diana Ross, her son, Evan, and Altovise Davis, widow of late entertainment great Sammy Davis Jr. The bride, 56, and groom, 48, were introduced by Michael Jackson last year when Minnelli, who performed Jackson’s hit tune You Are Not Alone, appeared in Gest’s television production of “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special.” Michael Jackson, a childhood buddy of Gest, served as the best man. Gest, who grew up with the Jackson family in Encino, CA, reportedly also had Tito and Randy Jackson serve as co-best men. Grammy Award-winning singer Natalie Cole performed the song Unforgettable at the wedding. Taylor was Minnelli’s matron of honor. The wedding guests and/or performers included Al Green, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Freda Payne, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Monica, Gloria Gaynor, Lou Gossett Jr., Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Lamonte McLemore, Little Anthony and the Imperials, the Friends of Distinction, Mya and Jerry Butler.
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