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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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Singin' in the Rain
(1952)
Charade
Charade Director
(1963)
Funny Face
Funny Face Director
(1957)

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Other Works:

(11/02) Stage: Directed "Adult Entertainment" by Elaine May. Truglia Theater, Rich Forum, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

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 »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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