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Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli is the stage name for Lester Anthony Minnelli (February 28, 1903 - July 25, 1986) who was born in Chicago, Illinois. Although an accomplished film director of the 1940s and 1950s, he is best known as the father of Liza Minnelli from his six-year marriage to Judy Garland.

He was the only surviving child of Vincent Minnelli, the conductor of the Minelli Brothers' Tent Theatre.

Minnelli is credited with inventing the crab dolly for movie cameras.

On his passing, he was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Vincente Minnelli Facts

Birth NameLester Anthony Minnelli
BirthdayFebruary 28, 1903
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Date of deathJuly 25, 1986 (age 83)
Awards1959 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Gigi)

Selected Filmography

Father's Little Dividend
The Long, Long Trailer
Meet Me in St. Louis
An American In Paris
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Best Picture Winners
Meet Me in St Louis
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Gene Kelly
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