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:.
Vincente Minnelli was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Gigi in 1958.
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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