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Vincente Minnelli Overview:

Legendary director, Vincente Minnelli, was born Lester Anthony Minnelli on Feb 28, 1903 in Chicago, IL. Minnelli died at the age of 83 on Jul 25, 1986 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Vincente Minnelli was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Gigi in 1958.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best DirectorAn American in Paris (1951)N/ANominated
1958Best DirectorGigi (1958)N/AWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Father of the Bride (1950, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 24, 2014 From The Stop Button

Father of the Bride is such a constant delight, it’s practically over before its problems become clear. First off, it’s definitely about the titular Father–a wonderful Spencer Tracy–who not only narrates but is in almost every scene. The wedding reception, when he’s cha... Read full article


31 Days of Oscar:

By Emily on Feb 21, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Few directors have made as lasting and beautiful a contribution to musical films as , the filmmaker responsible for helming such enduring classics as An American in Paris, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Pirate, The Band Wagon, and Gigi. Happily, in a month filled with Oscar-related woes ... Read full article


Some Came Running (, 1958)

By Judy on Jan 12, 2014 From Movie Classics

Director created one of the warmest portrayals of American family life on film in the great musical Meet Me in St Louis (1944). But he gives a very different, darker take on families in Some Came Running, a 1950s melodrama which tackles the type of subject matter that Douglas Sirk ... Read full article


The Band Wagon (, 1953)

By Judy on Mar 16, 2013 From Movie Classics

Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse There’s a Western musical number in one of Fred Astaire’s least-known films, Let’s Dance (1950), where a TV set is seen on the wall, showing a cowboy film. Astaire eyes it disbelievingly for a second – then whips out a gun and shoots the screen. A slightly less drastic ... Read full article


Meet Me In St Louis (, 1944)

By Judy on Jan 3, 2013 From Movie Classics

Judy Garland and Tom Drake Many great musicals have plots packed with drama and unlikely coincidences. By contrast, on the surface anyway, Meet Me In St Louis has almost no plot at all. However, there is far more to this holiday classic, starring Judy Garland in one of her best-loved roles, than mee... Read full article


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Vincente Minnelli Facts
Four of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: The Pirate (1948), Father of the Bride (1950), The Long, Long Trailer (1953)_ and Designing Woman (1957). 'Father of the Bride' made the list at #83.

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.

Was voted the 20th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

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