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Film director and choreographer Stanley Donen

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Film director and choreographer Stanley Donen

Film director and choreographer Stanley Donen

Film director and choreographer Stanley Donen

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Film director and choreographer Stanley Donen. He and Gene Kelly co-directed and co-choreographed Singin' in the Rain. There's a new 50th anniversary DVD edition of Singing in the Rain. Donen also directed On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Girl and more. He collaborated with Gene Kelly as dance director on such films as Cover Girl and Anchors Away. In 1998 he was given an honorary Oscar for what the Academy called "a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation." Donen is the subject of the biography, Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies written by Stephen M. Silverman. This interview first aired February 8, 1996.