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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 & 17 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")
 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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Stage Play: Very Warm for May. Musical comedy. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music arranged by Russell Bennett. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch and Harry Losee. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Vincente ... See more »

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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


When he was signed to MGM, he was allowed to apprentice for a year on the lot. By the time he started directing, he knew every department at the studio. See more »

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