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Vincente Minnelli (1903–1986)


Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set designer and costumer, adopting a Latinized version of... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 1965 The Sandpiper
 1958 Gigi
 1957 The Seventh Sin (uncredited)
 1956 Lust for Life
 1955 Kismet
 1955 The Cobweb
 1954 Brigadoon
 1953 The Story of Three Loves (segment "Mademoiselle")
 1952 Lovely to Look at (uncredited)
 1949 Madame Bovary
 1948 The Pirate
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (Judy Garland numbers, uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (segments "This Heart of Mine", "Limehouse Blues", "A Great Lady Has an Interview", "The Babbitt and the Bromide", "Beauty")
 1945 The Clock
 1944 The Heavenly Body (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
 1942 Panama Hattie (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Based on material by David Freeman. Musical Director: John McManus. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Conrad Sallinger, Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Additional Orchestrations by Conrad Sallinger, Russell Bennett, Don Walker and ... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the re-editing of "Two Weeks In Another Town"]: It's painful to talk about the ruin of that film even now.

Trivia:

Four of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: The Pirate (1948), Father of the Bride (1950), The Long, Long Trailer (1953)_ and Designing Woman (1957). 'Father of the Bride' made the list at #83. See more »

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