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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 & 18 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: Hooray for What! Musical comedy. Music by Harold Arlen. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Conceived by E.Y. Harburg. Additional orchestrations by Joseph Glover, Conrad Salinger and Paul Sterrett. Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Music arranged by Kay ... 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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Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man. See more »


Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 778-787. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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