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Vincente Minnelli

Theatre Director / Film Director / Costume Designer | * 02/28/1903 († 83, 07/25/1986) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Vincente Minnelli (born Lester Anthony Minnelli; February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was an American stage director and film director. He directed the classic movie musicals Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), An American in Paris (1951), The Band Wagon (1953), and Gigi (1958). An American in Paris and Gigi both won the Academy Award for Best Picture, with Minnelli winning Best Director for Gigi. In addition to having directed some of the best known musicals of his day, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951; the couple were the parents of Liza Minnelli. ()
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Vincente Minnelli, born in Chicago, was an American stage director and film director, famous for directing such classic movie musicals as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Gigi (1958), The Band Wagon (1953), and An American in Paris (1951). An American in Paris and Gigi both won the Academy Award for Best Picture, with Minnelli winning Best Director for Gigi. In addition to having directed some of the most famous and well-remembered musicals of his time, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951; they were the parents of Liza Minnelli. With his background in theater, Minnelli was known as an auteur who always brought his stage experience to his films. The first film that he directed, Cabin in the Sky (1943), was visibly influenced by the theater. Shortly after that, he directed I Dood It with Red Skelton and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), during which he fell in love with the film's star, Judy Garland. They had first met on the set of Strike Up the Band (1940), a Busby Berkeley film for which Minnelli was asked to design a musical sequence performed by Garland and Mickey Rooney. They began a courtship that eventually led to their marriage in June 1945. Their one child together, Liza Minnelli, grew up to become an Academy Award-winning singer and actress. The Minnelli family is thus unique in that father, mother and child all won Oscars. Widely known for directing musicals, including An American in Paris (1951), Brigadoon (1954), Kismet (1955), and Gigi (1958), he also directed comedies and melodramas, including Madame Bovary (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Designing Woman (1957), and The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963). His last film was A Matter of Time (1976). During the course of his career he directed seven different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Spencer Tracy, Gloria Grahame, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley MacLaine and Martha Hyer. Grahame and Quinn won. Minnelli received an Oscar nomination as Best Director for An American in Paris (1951) and later won the Best Director Oscar for Gigi (1958). According to Peter Bart in his book The Gross, Minnelli's films having 11 first-place finishes on Variety's opening release box office rankings. On February 8, 1960, Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion pictures industry at 6676 Hollywood Boulevard. He died in Beverly Hills, California.

Most frequent genres for this person: Romance / Love | Drama | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Vincente Minnelli

Directors Guild of America Awards Academy Award for Best Director Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Globe Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Vincente Minnelli as Actor(8)

Movies with Vincente Minnelli as Crew(39)

Directing/Director1976 A Matter of Time
Directing/Director1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Directing/Director1965 The Sandpiper
Directing/Director1964 Goodbye Charlie
Directing/Director1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Directing/Director1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Directing/Director1960 Home from the Hill
Directing/Director1960 Bells Are Ringing
Directing/Director1958 The Reluctant Debutante
Directing/Director1958 Gigi
Directing/Director1958 Some Came Running
Directing/Director1957 The Seventh Sin
Directing/Director1957 Designing Woman
Directing/Director1956 Lust for Life
Directing/Director1956 Tea and Sympathy
Directing/Director1955 Kismet
Directing/Director1955 The Cobweb
Directing/Director1954 The Long, Long Trailer
Directing/Director1954 Brigadoon
Directing/Director1953 The Band Wagon
Directing/Director1953 The Story of Three Loves
Directing/Director1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Directing/Director1952 Lovely to Look At
Directing/Director1951 An American in Paris
Directing/Director1951 Father's Little Dividend
Directing/Director1950 Father of the Bride
Directing/Director1949 Madame Bovary
Directing/Director1948 The Pirate
Directing/Director1946 Undercurrent
Directing/Director1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Directing/Director1945 The Clock
Directing/Director1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Directing/Director1945 Yolanda and the Thief
Directing/Director1944 Meet Me in St. Louis
Directing/Director1943 Cabin in the Sky
Directing/Director1943 I Dood It
Crew/Choreographer1942 Panama Hattie
Writing/Story1942 Panama Hattie

Full Name: Vincente Minnelli
Born: Saturday, 02/28 1903 (February) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 07/25 1986 (July) in Beverly Hills (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Judy Garland, Georgette Magnani, Danica Radosavljev, Lee Anderson
Children: Liza Minnelli
Father: Vincent Charles Minnelli
Mother: Marie-Émilie Odile Lebeau
Other names for Vincente Minnelli (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Lester Anthony Minnelli"
Vincente Minnelli frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (21x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (20x, Crew)
Sydney Guilaroff (17x, Crew)
Arthur Freed (15x, Crew)
F. Keogh Gleason (13x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (13x, Crew)
Helen Rose (12x, Crew)
William Tuttle (11x, Crew)
Adrienne Fazan (11x, Crew)
Conrad Salinger (9x, Crew)
E. Preston Ames (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:491241, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 12/01/2021