Stanley Donen

Director · Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 63
Stanley Donen was an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are On the Town (1949) and Singin' in the Rain (1952), both of which starred Gene Kelly who co-directed. His other films include Royal Wedding (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Funny Face (1957), Indiscreet (1958), and Charade (1963). read more

Stanley Donen was an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are On the Town (1949) and Singin' in the Rain (1952), both of which starred Gene Kelly who co-directed. His other films include Royal Wedding (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Funny Face (1957), Indiscreet (1958), and Charade (1963). He began his career in the chorus line on Broadway for director George Abbott, where he befriended Kelly. From 1943, he was in Hollywood and worked as a choreographer before beginning to collaborate with Kelly. After On the Town, Donen worked as a contract director for MGM under producer Arthur Freed producing critically well-received box-office hits. Donen and Kelly co-directed the musical Singin' in the Rain, released in April 1952, which has appeared on lists of the best films ever made. Donen's relationship with Kelly deteriorated during their final collaboration, It's Always Fair Weather (1955). He then broke his contract with MGM to become an independent producer in 1957. He continued making films throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, often financial successes that gained positive attention. His film output became less frequent in the early 1980s and he briefly returned to the stage as a director in the 1990s and again in 2002.

Born

Sunday, 13 April 1924

Died

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self - Interviewee 2011
Hollywood's Best Film Directors Self - Interviewee 2009
Broadway: The American Musical Self 2004
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Self - Interviewee 2003
What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' Himself / Self 2002
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Self - Honorary Award Recipient 1998
Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' Himself / Self 1997
Inside the Actors Studio Self - Guest 1994
Audrey Hepburn Remembered Himself / Self 1993
MGM: When the Lion Roars Himself 1992
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man Self 1988
American Masters Self 1986
Movie Movie Nightclub Emcee (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Cab Driver (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933") 1978
Great Performances Self 1971
Charade Man in Elevator 1963
Love Is Better Than Ever Man Seated at Table with Gene Kelly 1952
Best Foot Forward Cadet 1943

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