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Encyclopedia > Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli
February 28, 1903
Chicago, Illinois
Died July 25, 1986 (aged 83)
Beverly Hills, California
Spouse(s) Judy Garland (1945-1951)
Georgette Magnani (1954-1957)
Denise Minnelli (1962-1971)
Lee Anderson (1980-1986)

Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903July 25, 1986) was a famous Academy Award-winning Hollywood director and accomplished stage director, often considered by critics to be the father of the modern musical. With then-wife Judy Garland he was the father of Liza Minnelli. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Gigi is a 1958 motion picture musical set in Paris, France. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... Gigi is a 1958 motion picture musical set in Paris, France. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ...

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Biography

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago, Illinois, United States,[1] Minnelli was the youngest surviving child of Mina Mary LaLouette Le Beau and Vincent Charles Minnelli. His father was musical conductor of Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Minnelli's Chicago-born mother was of French Canadian descent and his paternal grandfather was from Sicily. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... Sicily ( in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ...


With his background in theatre, Minnelli was known as an auteur who always brought his stage experience to his films. The first movie that he directed, Cabin in the Sky (1943), was visibly influenced by the theater. Shortly after that, he directed Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), during which he befriended the film's star, Judy Garland, although it is probable the two had met casually earlier. The two 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. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The term auteur (French for author) is used to describe film directors (or, more rarely, producers or writers) who are considered to have a distinctive, recognizable vision, because they (a) repeatedly return to the same subject matter, (b) habitually address a particular psychological or moral theme, (c) employ a recurring... ... Meet Me in St. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Though widely known for directing musicals, including An American in Paris (1951), Brigadoon (1954), Kismet (1955), and Gigi (1958) he also helmed comedies and melodramas, including Madame Bovary (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), Designing Woman (1957) and The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963). His last film was A Matter of Time (1976). He received an Oscar nomination as Best Director for An American in Paris (1951) and later won the Best Director Oscar for Gigi (1958). He was awarded France's highest civilian honor, the Commander Nationale of the Legion of Honor, only weeks before his death in 1986. The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... An American in Paris is a 1951 musical film based on the classical composition by George Gershwin. ... Kismet is an American musical film in Cinemascope and Ansco Color released by MGM in 1955. ... Not to be confused with Gigli. ... Madame Bovary is a 1949 film adaptation of the classic novel by Gustave Flaubert. ... Father of the Bride is a 1950 comedy film which tells the story of a man trying to cope with all of the disasters that happen along the way from the time that his daughter announces that shes engaged, until the wedding actually occurs. ... Designing Woman is a 1957 Academy Award winning romantic comedy about the world of fashion. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The Courtship of Eddies Father is a 1963 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... A Matter of Time was a 1976 film starring Liza Minnelli and Ingmar Bergman. ... An American in Paris is a 1951 musical film inspired by the 1928 classical composition by George Gershwin. ... Not to be confused with Gigli. ...


Minnelli's critical reputation has known a certain amount of fluctuation, being admired (or dismissed) in America as a "pure stylist" who, in Andrew Sarris' words,[citation needed] "believes more in beauty than in art". His work reached a height of critical attention during the late 1950s and early 1960s in France with extensive studies in the Cahiers du Cinéma magazine, especially in the articles by Jean Douchet and Jean Domarchi, who saw in him a cinematic visionary obsessed with beauty and harmony, and an artist who could give substance to the world of dreams. The MGM compilation film That's Entertainment! showed clips from many of his films. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Andrew Sarris is a film critic and a leading proponent of the Auteur theory of criticism. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1958 to the end of 1974. ... Cahiers du cinéma is an influential French film magazine founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. ... This article is about the 1974 MGM documentary film. ...


Minnelli died at the age of 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Burbank, California. He is survived by his British-born wife Lee Anderson Minnelli (born c. 1907). Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... For the community in Santa Clara County, California, see Burbank, Santa Clara County, California. ...


Family

His marriages ran as follows:

  • Judy Garland (15 June 1945 - 1951) (divorced), one child, Liza Minnelli (b. 1946)
  • Georgette Magnani (February 1954 - 1957), one child, Christiane Nina Minnelli (b. 1955); two grandchildren, Vincent Miro Minnelli (b. 1977), Karla Ximena Miro Minnelli (b. 1979)
  • Denise Minnelli (1962 - August 1971) (divorced); later married Prentis Cobb Hale
  • Lee Anderson (April 1980 - 25 July 1986) (his death)

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Prentis Cobb Hale (1910 - February 11, 1996) was an American entrepreneur. ...

Trivia

  • Named his daughter Liza Minnelli after the Gershwin song "Liza." He had directed the number for Ziegfeld Follies (1946), but it was cut from the final version of the film.
  • Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Triumphant Faith Terraces area.
  • Father-in-law of Jack Haley Jr.
  • Inventor of the "Crab Dolly", a camera dolly on wheels that can move the camera in any direction.
  • Insisted on using a shade of yellow in the design of his sets that had to be specially mixed. MGM painters began calling it "Minnelli Yellow."
  • When he was signed to MGM, he was allowed to apprentice for a year on the lot. By the time he started directing, he knew every department at the studio.
  • Was voted the 20th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  • His widow, Lee Anderson, was his companion for a long time before their 1980 marriage.
  • Is portrayed by Hugh Laurie in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) (TV)
  • Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967

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Selected theatre credits

  • At Home Abroad (1935) (director)
  • The Show Is On (1936) (director)
  • Hooray for What! (1937) (director)

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Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
David Lean
for The Bridge on the River Kwai
Academy Award for Best Director
1958
for Gigi
Succeeded by
William Wyler
for Ben-Hur

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Yolanda and the Thief (MGM) is a 1945 Hollywood musical comedy film set in a fictional Latin American country, and stars Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan, Ludwig Stossl and Mildred Natwick, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Arthur Freed. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is about the film. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Undercurrent is a 1946 film drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Till The Clouds Roll By is an American musical-biographical film released by MGM in 1946. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pirate is a slang term for a supposed sex move performed during oral sex. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Madame Bovary is a 1949 film adaptation of the classic novel by Gustave Flaubert. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Father of the Bride is a 1950 comedy film which tells the story of a man trying to cope with all of the disasters that happen along the way from the time that his daughter announces that shes engaged, until the wedding actually occurs. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fathers Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An American in Paris is a 1951 musical film inspired by the 1928 classical composition by George Gershwin. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film which tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Story of Three Loves original movie poster The Story of Three Loves, also known as Equilibrium, is a 1953 romantic portmanteau film made by MGM. It consists of three loosely linked separate stories, The Jealous Lover, Mademoiselle and Equilibrium. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Band Wagon is a musical comedy film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 ad for New Moon Mobile Home Company, promoting both their trailers and the film The Long, Long Trailer was a novel by Clinton Twiss from the 1950s about a couple who buy a new travel trailer home and spend a year traveling the United States. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... The Cobweb is a 1955 MGM film with an elite cast, revolving around the disturbing psyches of inmates and staff members at a posh psychiatric clinic. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Kismet is an American musical film in Cinemascope and Ansco Color released by MGM in 1955. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Lust for Life is a 1956 film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone and adapted by Norman Corwin. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tea and Sympathy is a stage play by Robert Anderson that was adapted by Vincente Minnelli into a 1956 movie starring Deborah Kerr. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Designing Woman is a 1957 Academy Award winning romantic comedy about the world of fashion. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Gigli. ... Jan. ... The Reluctant Debutante The Reluctant Debutante is a 1958 comedy film made by Avon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Jan. ... Some Came Running is a 1958 film which tells the story of a small-town army veteran who is torn between a local school teacher and a less virtuous woman he met while still in the Army. ... Jan. ... Home from the Hill is a 1960 film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton, Everett Sloane, and Luana Patten. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bells Are Ringing is a 1960 romantic comedy-musical film, directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1962 movie based on a novel by Vincente Blasco Ibáñez, directed by Vincente Minnelli, and starring Ingrid Thulin and Glenn Ford. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Courtship of Eddies Father is a 1963 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Goodbye Charlie is a 1964 comedy film about a callous womanizer who gets his just reward. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... The Sandpiper is a 1965 film starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever is an original musical play with music by Burton Lane and lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Matter of Time was a 1976 film starring Liza Minnelli and Ingmar Bergman. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir David Lean KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an Academy Award-winning English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India. ... The Bridge on the River Kwai is an Academy Award-winning 1957 World War II war film based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï by French writer Pierre Boulle. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Not to be confused with Gigli. ... William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ...

Notes

  1. ^ Sacramental records, Notre Dame-de-Chicago

References

  • John Wakeman (ed.), "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945," pp. 778-787, New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

External links

  • Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Critical Database
  • Vincente Minnelli's Gravesite
  • Vincente Minnelli at the Internet Movie Database

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