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|Born:||April 13, 1924||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Columbia, South Carolina, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Broadway debut (as chorus boy) in "Pal Joey," starring Gene Kelly
Worked as assistant choreographer (to Kelly) in Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward"
Went to Hollywood as assistant choreographer and member of dancing chorus of film version of "Best Foot Forward"
Worked with Kelly on choreography for "Cover Girl"
Debut as co-director and co-story writer (with Kelly) of "Strictly USA" number in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Film co-directing debut (with Kelly), "On the Town"
Solo film directing debut, "Royal Wedding"
Co-directed the film classic "Singin' in the Rain" with Kelly
Helmed Oscar Best Picture nominated "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
First film as producer, "The Pajama Game"; also co-directed with George Abbott
Directed Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face"; film nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes
Reteamed with Abbott to direct musical "Damn Yankees!"
Produced and directed the stylish comedy-mystery "Charade," starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
Directed Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney in "Two for the Road"
Helmed the homage to old Hollywood "Movie Movie"
Produced and directed last feature "Blame It on Rio"
Made Broadway debut as director of ill-fated musical "The Red Shoes"
Received honorary Academy Award for career achievement (March)
Made TV directorial debut with adaptation of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" (ABC)
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