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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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If we remade Singin' in the Rain (1952) today, when Gene Kelly sings in the rain, I think he'd be looking around to make sure he wasn't going to get mugged. See more »


He has sons named Peter and Joshua, and the name "Peter Joshua" gets used in his movie "Charade", although it's not clear if this is a reference to his sons. See more »


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