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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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13 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2003 The Lionel Richie Collection (Video documentary) (video "Dancing on the Ceiling")
 1999 Love Letters (TV Movie)
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Big Man on Mulberry Street (1986) ... (musical number)
 1980 Saturn 3
 1978 Movie Movie
 1975 Lucky Lady
 1969 Staircase
 1967 Bedazzled
 1966 Arabesque
 1963 Charade
 1958 Damn Yankees!
 1958 Indiscreet
 1957 Funny Face
 1955 Kismet (fill-in director - uncredited)
 1951 Royal Wedding
 1949 On the Town
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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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Personal Quote:

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:

Father of Peter Donen, Joshua Donen and Mark Donen. See more »

Nickname:

The King of Musicals

Star Sign:

Aries

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