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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: Earl Carroll's Vanities. Musical comedy/revue. Music by Jay Gorney and Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Ted Keohler. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino. Dialogue (sketches) by Eddie Welch and Eugene Conrad. Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli [earliest Broadway credit]. Musical Direction by Ray Kavanaugh. ... See more »

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

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds. See more »

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Named his daughter Liza Minnelli (born 12 March 1946 in Los Angeles, California) after the Gershwin song Liza. He directed the number for Ziegfeld Follies (1945), but it was cut from the final version of the film. See more »

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