Monday, 21 November 2011

Stanley Donen
BornApril 13, 1924
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, film producer, choreographer
Years active1940 - 2003
Known forSingin' in the Rain, On the Town
Influenced byErnst Lubitsch, Fred Astaire, René Clair, George Abbott
InfluencedBob Fosse, British New Wave,Rob Marshall, Bill Condon[1]
SpouseJeanne Coyne (1948-1951)
Marion Marshall (1952-1959)
Adelle Beatty (1960-1971)
Yvette Mimieux (1972-1985)
Pamela Braden (1990-1994)
PartnerElaine May (????-present)

Stanley Donen (dah-nən); (born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain andOn the Town, both of which he co-directed withGene Kelly. His other noteworthy films includeRoyal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,Funny Face, Indiscreet, Damn Yankees!, Charadeand Two for the Road. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1998 for his body of work and aCareer Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festivalin 2004.

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