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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:

Announcing the Blogathon!

By Michaela on Sep 6, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

A genius filmmaker, created some of cinema's most amazing images, as well as some of its greatest works: Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, The Bad and the Beautiful, Father of the Bride, The Band Wagon, the list goes on! So, in honor of Mr. Minnelli, I wanted to host my v... Read full article


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


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Vincente Minnelli Facts
Ex-father-in-law of Peter Allen, Jack Haley Jr., Mark Gero and David Gest.

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 reflection of his singularly original visual talent.

His widow was his companion for a long time before their 1980 marriage.

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