Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
is the stage name for Lester Anthony Minnelli
- July 25
) who was born in Chicago, Illinois
. Although an accomplished film
director of the 1940s
, 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.