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Vincente Minnelli

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Minnelli circa 1950s

Source: Wikipedia

Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was an American stage director and film director, famous for directing such classic movie musicals as Meet Me in St. Louis, Gigi, The Band Wagon, and An American in Paris. In addition to having directed some of the most famous and well-remembered musicals of his time, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951; they were the parents of Liza Minnelli.

Fact file

  • Born: Lester Anthony Minnelli February 28, 1903 Chicago, Illinois. U.S.
  • Died: July 25, 1986 (aged 83) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Years active: 1928-1976
  • Spouse(s): Judy Garland (m.1945–1951; divorced) Georgette Magnani (m.1954–1958; divorced) Danica "Denise" Radosavljevic (m.1962–1971; divorced) Margaretta Lee Anderson (m.1980–1986; his death)
  • Children: Liza Minnelli Christiane Minnelli

Read more about Vincente Minnelli at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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A Fred Astaire two-step with 'The Band Wagon' and 'Easter Parade'
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-03-29 00:50:00
No one danced on screen with quite the elegance and grace of the legendary Fred Astaire, so it's good news that the Laemmle chain is presenting a classic double-bill of two of his fluid works. The 1953 Vincente Minnelli backstage musical "The Band Wagon" pairs Astaire with Cyd Charisse as ...

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LA Times Entertainme, 2018-02-21 20:05:00
Even celebrities sometimes need to do a little spring cleaning. Profiles in History recently announced “Love Liza: The Auction,” featuring more than 1,000 lots with items from Oscar-winning actress Liza Minnelli, as well as from her famous parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. “This is exciting...

Gene Kelly's widow recalls magic of the film 'An American in Paris' as the stage version comes to SoCal
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-03-16 13:00:00
When Vincente Minnelli's MGM musical "An American in Paris" premiered Nov. 9, 1951, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the star-studded audience basked in the Technicolor delight celebrating love, George and Ira Gershwin's beloved standards, the romance of dance and winning performances by Gene...

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