Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Monday, January 25, 2010


Date of Birth28 February 1903, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death25 July 1986, Beverly Hills, California, USA (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameLester Anthony Minnelli
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
Mini Biography
Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minnelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set designer and costumer, adopting a Latinized version of his father's first name when he was hired as an art-director by Radio City Music Hall. The fall of 1935 saw his directorial debut for a Franz Schubert revue, At Home Abroad. The show was the first of three, in the best Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. spirit, before receiving Arthur Freed's offer to work at MGM. This was his second try at Hollywood -- a short unsuccessful contract at Paramount led nowhere. He stayed at MGM for the next 26 years. After working on numerous Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland vehicles, usually directed by Busby Berkeley, Arthur Freed gave him his first directorial assignment on Cabin in the Sky (1943), a risky screen project with an all-black cast. This was followed by the ambitious period piece Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) whose star Judy Garland he married in 1945. Employing first-class MGM technicians, Minnelli went on directing musicals -- The Band Wagon (1953) - as well as melodramas -- Some Came Running (1958) - and urban comedies like Designing Woman (1957), occasionally even working on two films simultaneously. Minnelli is one of the few directors for whom Technicolor seems to have been invented. Many of his films included in every one of his movies features a dream sequence.IMDb Mini Biography By: Vincent Merlaud


A Matter of Time (1976) ... aka Nina (Italy)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
The Sandpiper (1965)
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) ... aka 2 Weeks in Another Town (USA: poster title)
The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Home from the Hill (1960)
Some Came Running (1958)
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Gigi (1958)
The Seventh Sin (1957) (uncredited)
Designing Woman (1957)
Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Lust for Life (1956)
Kismet (1955)
The Cobweb (1955)
Brigadoon (1954)
The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
The Band Wagon (1953)
The Story of Three Loves (1953) (segment "Mademoiselle") ... aka Equilibrium ... aka Three Stories of Love
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Lovely to Look at (1952) (uncredited)
An American in Paris (1951)
Father's Little Dividend (1951) ... aka Laugh Track: Father's Little Dividend (USA: video title (redubbed comic version))
Father of the Bride (1950)
Madame Bovary (1949)
The Pirate (1948)
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) (Judy Garland numbers) (uncredited)
Undercurrent (1946)
Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
Ziegfeld Follies (1945) (segments "This Heart of Mine", "Limehouse Blues", "A Great Lady Has an Interview", "The Babbitt and the Bromide" and "Beauty") ... aka Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 (USA: poster title)
The Clock (1945) ... aka Under the Clock (UK)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
I Dood It (1943) ... aka By Hook or by Crook (UK)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Panama Hattie (1942) (uncredited)

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