Vincente Minnelli

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Lester Anthony Minnelli
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/28/1903, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 07/25/1986
  • Profession: Director
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Vincente Minnelli Fast Facts:
  • Was born into a showbiz family; his father and uncle operated the Minnelli Brothers Tent Theater. 
  • Started as a department store window designer, then a photographer, then costume and set designer for a theater chain.
  • In 1933, became the art director at Radio City Music Hall; later directed Broadway musicals.
  • Was hired at MGM in 1940 and apprenticed for a year.
  • Met Judy Garland on the set of 1940's Strike Up the Band; they married in 1945; their daughter, Liza, was born in 1946. Father, mother and daughter all won Academy Awards.
  • Published his autobiography, I Remember It Well, in 1974.
  • Directed Liza in the 1976 film A Matter of Time.
  • Vincente Minnelli Relationships:
  • Judy Garland - Ex-wife
  • Denise Gigante - Ex-wife
  • Christiane Nina Minnelli - Daughter
  • Marie Émilie Odile Lebeau - Mother
  • Vincent Charles Minnelli - Father
  • Georgette Magnani - Ex-wife
  • Liza Minnelli - Daughter
  • Lee Anderson - Wife
  • Vincente Minnelli Awards:
  • 1951 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1959 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1959 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film and British Film - Nominee
  • 1952 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1958 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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