Knowledge Identifier: +Stanley_Donen
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (6%), England (5%)
Linked to: University of South Carolina, American Broadcasting Company, Communist Party USA, House Un-American Activities Committee
The scene where the audience at a movie theater laugh when Kelly's character utters the trite dialogue "I love you, I love you" was a reference to the notorious incident where silent film star John Gilbert was similarly laughed at when uttering similar dialogue in the 1929 film "His Glorious Night"
Most critics were unenthusiastic; however, Jay Cocks praised the film for having "the glistening surface and full-throttle frivolity that characterized Hollywood films in the 1930s
Encouraged by his mother, he moved to New York City to pursue dancing on stage in the fall of 1940
In the late 1950s Donen signed a non-exclusive, three film deal with Columbia Pictures
In 1959, Donen's father Mordecai Donen died at 59 in Beaufort, South Carolina
Maurice Binder - The Bond producers first approached him after being impressed by his title designs for the 1960 Stanley Donen comedy film "The Grass Is Greener"
Robert Wagner - In the spring of 1963, after a brief courtship, Wagner, Marshall, and her two children from her marriage to Stanley Donen moved back to America
Yvette Mimieux - She was married to film director Stanley Donen from 1972 until their divorce in 1985
The film is a remake of the 1977 Claude Berri film "Un moment d'égarement" and was written by Gelbart and Charlie Peters
In 1986 Donen produced the televised ceremony of the 58th Academy Awards, which included a musical performance of the song "Once a Star, Always a Star" with June Allyson, Leslie Caron, Marge Champion, Cyd Charisse, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, and Esther Williams
Patricia Kaas - In 1994 Kaas was offered the main role in the film "Falling In Love Again" by the American director Stanley Donen
Donen's current longtime companion is writer and director Elaine May, who he has dated since 1999 and claimed to have proposed marriage to "about 172 times
It was remade by director Harold Ramis in 2000
It received poor reviews upon release, but was reevaluated by film critic Armond White in 2007
In December 2013 it was announced that Donen was in pre-production for a new film co-written with Elaine May, to be produced by Mike Nichols
In celebration of Donen's 90th birthday in 2014, a retrospective of his work was held from July to August in Columbia, North Carolina
On February 21, 2019, Donen died at age 94 from heart failure in New York City