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Stanley Donen

Since he was a child, Stanley Donen attended dance classes and debuted on Broadway at age 17. With the help of the producer Arthur Freed and the actor Gene Kelly he got the chance to direct the musicals On the Town (1949), Singin' in the Rain (1952), and Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) which revolutionized the genre. Another important work of his ... See full bio »
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Stage: Appeard (as "Dancing Boy" / "Ensemble") in "Best Foot Forward" on Broadway. Musical. Book by John Cecil Holm. Music / lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Music orchestrated by Don Walker and Hans Spialek. Overture by Robert Russell Bennett. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Miles White. ... See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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For me directing is like having sex: when it's good, it's very good; but when it's bad, it's still good. See more »

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His first wife Jeanne Coyne later married Gene Kelly; his second wife Marion Marshall was a former girlfriend of the director Howard Hawks and later married the actor Robert Wagner; his third wife Adelle, Countess Beatty was the second wife of the 2nd Earl Beatty and his fourth wife Yvette Mimieux was a successful actress. See more »

Nickname:

The King of Musicals

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