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TCM to Celebrate Legendary Director Stanley Donen

Programming Tribute Airing on March 18 to Include Singin’ in the Rain (1952) & On the Town (1949)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic director and choreographer Stanley Donen with a five-film tribute on Monday, March 18. Donen, who passed away on Feb. 21 at the age of 94, collaborated with actor and director Gene Kelly as a choreographer before making his directorial debut alongside Kelly with 1949’s On the Town. He went on to be responsible for some of Hollywood’s most glittering movie musicals and directed such talents as Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. In 1998, he earned an honorary Academy Award® “in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.”

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Stanley Donen:

TCM Remembers Stanley Donen – Monday, March 18

  • 8:00 p.m. Private Screenings: Stanley Donen (2006) - Director Stanley Donen discusses his life and career with host Robert Osborne.
  • 9:00 p.m. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
  • 11:00 p.m. On the Town (1949) – Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
  • 1:00 a.m. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954) – When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it’s time to go courting for themselves.
  • 3:00 a.m. Royal Wedding (1951) – A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding.
  • 5:00 a.m. It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) – World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.

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