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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 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 1,289,952 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Stanley Donen is the 243rd most popular film director (up from 273rd in 2019), the 1,650th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,850th in 2019) and the 71st most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Stanley Donen ranks 243 out of 1,581Before him are Youssef Chahine, Mario Monicelli, John G. Avildsen, Barry Levinson, Jane Campion, and Mikhail Kalatozov. After him are Mauritz Stiller, David Hamilton, Gojko Mitić, Věra Chytilová, Martin Campbell, and Edward Dmytryk.

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Among people born in 1924, Stanley Donen ranks 76Before him are Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, Leonid Kogan, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Rauf Denktaş, Tomiichi Murayama, and James Baldwin. After him are Kenneth Waltz, John Backus, Sverre Fehn, Rudolf Vrba, Jozef Tomko, and Arthur Danto. Among people deceased in 2019, Stanley Donen ranks 72Before him are Danny Aiello, Roger Etchegaray, Paul Greengard, Fernando de la Rúa, Valery Bykovsky, and Vladimir Bukovsky. After him are Jessye Norman, Godfried Danneels, Tomi Ungerer, John Robert Schrieffer, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, and Isabel Sarli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Donen ranks 1,650 out of 18,182Before him are Ray Ewry (1873), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Thomas Burke (1875), Emma Stone (1988), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), and Beck (1970). After him are Christina Onassis (1950), Winsor McCay (1867), Joel Silver (1952), Peter Dinklage (1969), Veronica Lake (1922), and Wes Studi (1947).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Stanley Donen ranks 71Before him are George Stevens (1904), Richard Fleischer (1916), Arthur Penn (1922), Raoul Walsh (1887), John G. Avildsen (1935), and Barry Levinson (1942). After him are Edwin S. Porter (1870), Tex Avery (1908), Zack Snyder (1966), Tobe Hooper (1943), George Roy Hill (1921), and Henry Hathaway (1898).