Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Vincent Minnelli

His marriages ran as follows:
Judy Garland (15 June 1945 - 1951) (divorced) 1 child, Liza Minnelli born 1946
Georgette Magnani (February 1954 - 1957) 1 child, Christiana Nina Minnelli born 1955
Denise Minnelli (1962 - August 1971) (divorced) later married Prentis Cobb Hale
Lee Anderson (April 1980 - 25 July 1986) (his death)

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.
Directed 7 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Spencer Tracy, Gloria Grahame, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley MacLaine and Martha Hyer. Grahame and Quinn won Oscar for their performances in one of Minnelli's movies.
Is portrayed by Hugh Laurie in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) (TV)
According to movie Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Garland and Minnelli's marriage finally ended when Judy caught him in bed with another man. Minnelli was said to be bisexual
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967

Panama Hattie (1942) (uncredited)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
I Dood It (1943)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
The Clock (1945)
Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Undercurrent (1946)
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) (Judy Garland segments)
The Pirate (1948)
Madame Bovary (1949)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Father's Little Dividend (1951)
An American in Paris (1951)
Lovely to Look At (1952) (fashion show sequences)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
The Story of Three Loves (1953) (segment "Madamoiselle")
The Band Wagon (1953)
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
Brigadoon (1954)
The Cobweb (1955)
Kismet (1955)
Lust for Life (1956)
Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Designing Woman (1957)
The Seventh Sin (1957) (uncredited)
Gigi (1958)
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Some Came Running (1958)
Home from the Hill (1960)
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film) (1962)
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
The Sandpiper (1965)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
A Matter of Time (1976)

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

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.

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