- Stanley Donen is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly
|When was Stanley Donen born?||13 April 1924|
|How old is Stanley Donen in 2017? ||93 years|
Stanley Donen facts
- His other noteworthy films include Royal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, Indiscreet, Damn Yankees!, Charade, and Two for the Road
- He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1998 for his body of work and a Career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival in 2004
- He was hailed by film critic David Quinlan as "the King of the Hollywood musicals"
- Donen married five times and had three children
- His current long term partner is film director and comedian Elaine May
- He began his career in the chorus line on Broadway for director George Abbott, where he befriended Kelly
- In 1943 he went to Hollywood and worked as a choreographer before he and Kelly made On the Town in 1949
- He then worked as a contract director for MGM under producer Arthur Freed producing hit films amid critical acclaim, both as a solo director and with Kelly
- In 1952 Donen and Kelly co-directed the musical Singin' in the Rain, regarded as one of the greatest films ever made
- Donen's relationship with Kelly deteriorated in 1955 during their final collaboration on It's Always Fair Weather
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