Gene Kelly

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gene kelly
  • Birth Name: Eugene Curran Kelly
  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/23/1912, Leo
  • Date of Death: 02/02/1996
  • Profession: Actor; singer; dancer; choreographer; director; producer
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Gene Kelly Fast Facts:
  • Ran the Gene Kelly School of Dance in Pittsburgh in 1935.
  • Made film debut opposite Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal in 1942.
  • Missed out on opportunities to star in the film versions of Guys and Dolls, Pal Joey (a role he originated on Broadway) and Sunset Boulevard because MGM refused to loan him out to other studios.
  • His second wife, Jeanne Coyne, was previously married to Stanley Donen, who co-directed three films with Kelly (It's Always Fair Weather, On the Town and Singin' in the Rain).
  • Created an original ballet for the Paris Opera in 1960.
  • Ranked No. 42 on Entertainment Weekly magazine's list of Greatest Movie Stars of All Time, and No. 15 on the American Film Institute's list of 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
  • Gene Kelly Relationships:
  • Fredric N. Kelly - Brother
  • Harriet Curran Kelly - Mother
  • Louise Kelly Bailey - Sister
  • Jeanne Coyne - Wife (deceased)
  • Patricia Ward Kelly - Wife
  • Bridget Kelly - Daughter
  • Betsy Blair - Ex-wife
  • James Patrick Joseph Kelly - Father
  • Kerry Kelly - Daughter
  • Timothy Kelly - Son
  • Harriet Joan Kelly Radvansky - Sister
  • James Kelly - Brother
  • Gene Kelly Awards:
  • 1966 Emmy: Special Classifications of Individual Achievements - Nominee
  • 1952 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Choreography for Television - Nominee
  • 1988 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Children's Program - Winner
  • 1945 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1951 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Promoting International Understanding - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Penn State University, University Park, PA; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (degree in Economics, 1933)

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