We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of Cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • Edit

Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,′ dies at 94

2019-02-24 19:46
Stanley Donen, the former dancer who directed some of Hollywood's greatest musicals including Gene Kelly's landmark "Singin' in the Rain," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "On the Town," has died at age 94, according to media reports. Donen, who was given an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 1998 and wowed the crowd with an impromptu song-and-dance routine, died of a heart attack on Thursday (February 21) in New York City, the Chicago Tribune said, citing one of his sons, Mark Donen. The former Broadway dancer brought hugely imaginative dance sequences to film - Fred Astaire danced up a wall and across a ceiling in "Royal Wedding" (1951) - during a career that established him as one of the masters of the movie musical.