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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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Music video: Directed Lionel Richie video "Dancing on the Ceiling" See more »

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Height:

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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Directed the video for Lionel Richie's song, "Dancing on the Ceiling", because of his experience directing Fred Astaire's dancing on the ceiling routine, from the movie, Royal Wedding (1951). See more »

Nickname:

The King of Musicals

Star Sign:

Aries

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