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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 7 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: The Show is On. Musical revue (return engagement). Sketches by David Freedman. "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart. Music mostly by Vernon Duke. Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter. Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers. Additional lyrics by... 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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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.

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One of the few Hollywood studio directors who can truly be said to have an unmistakable mise-en-scene. Minnelli was at first a set and costume designer before being allowed to direct by Arthur Freed, head of the MGM musical unit. His visual touch in Technicolor is sometimes garish, some might say close to vulgar, but in his best work (Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)) every visual element is a ... See more »

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