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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: Appeared (as "Albert Doan" / "Dancer") in "Pal Joey" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Material by 'John O'Hara (I)' (v). Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Costume Design by John Koenig. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by 'Robert Alton (I)' (v). Directed / ... 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 classic film, Singin' in the Rain (1952), was adapted for a musical in the West End and was awarded Outstanding Musical Production in 2001 (2000 season) at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards. See more »

Nickname:

The King of Musicals

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