Stanley Donen (1924–2019)


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Inspired by Fred Astaire's dancing in Flying Down to Rio (1933), Stanley Donen (pronounced 'Dawn-en') attended dance classes from the age of ten. He later recalled that the only thing he wanted to be was a tap dancer. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Helen Pauline (Cohen) and Mordecai Moses Donen, a dress-shop manager, of Russian-Jewish ... See full bio »

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Charade Director
(1963)
(1952)
Funny Face Director
(1957)
Two for the Road Director
(1967)

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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:

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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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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