Stanley Donen

1924 - 2019

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Stanley Donen ( DON-ən; April 13, 1924 – February 21, 2019) 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 he co-directed with star Gene Kelly. His other films include Royal Wedding (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), It's Always Fair Weather (1955), Funny Face (1957), Indiscreet (1958), and Charade (1963). Donen began his career in the chorus line on Broadway for director George Abbott, where he befriended Kelly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Donen has received more than 1,063,196 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Stanley Donen is the 273rd most popular film director (down from 118th in 2019), the 1,851st most popular biography from United States (down from 842nd in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Stanley Donen ranks 273 out of 1,580Before him are Carol Reed, Jim Henson, Robert Benton, James L. Brooks, Guy Hamilton, and William A. Wellman. After him are Germaine Dulac, Michael Bay, Darren Aronofsky, Tengiz Abuladze, Leonid Gaidai, and Karel Zeman.

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Among people born in 1924, Stanley Donen ranks 84Before him are Zizi Jeanmaire, Paul Desmond, Leonid Kogan, Tomiichi Murayama, Roberts Blossom, and Antoni Ramallets. After him are Milka Planinc, Arthur Danto, Tengiz Abuladze, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, Dorothy Malone, and Moktar Ould Daddah. Among people deceased in 2019, Stanley Donen ranks 83Before him are Isabel Sarli, Matti Nykänen, Jean Vanier, Alan García, Tomi Ungerer, and Valentina Cortese. After him are Moshe Arens, Jan-Michael Vincent, Guillermo Mordillo, Felice Gimondi, Paul Greengard, and Jonas Mekas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Donen ranks 1,851 out of 15,968Before him are Patricia Cornwell (1956), Sam Houston (1793), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), and Frances Conroy (1953). After him are Lee J. Cobb (1911), Thomas J. Watson (1874), Anastacia (1968), Sam Waterston (1940), Diane Lane (1965), and Donald E. Westlake (1933).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Stanley Donen ranks 83Before him are Jerome Robbins (1918), John Frankenheimer (1930), Jim Henson (1936), Robert Benton (1932), James L. Brooks (1940), and William A. Wellman (1896). After him are Michael Bay (1965), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Sofia Coppola (1971), King Vidor (1894), Richard Brooks (1912), and Leo McCarey (1898).