Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

83 (passed away Feb. 2nd, 1996)
Aug. 23rd, 1912
Born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
170 cm

Gene Kelly's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Going My Way TV Show
Going My Way
Here's Hollywood TV Show
Here's Hollywood
The $64,000 Question TV Show
The $64,000 Question

Main Movie Roles

1985 - That's Dancing!
1981 - Reporters
1980 - Xanadu
1973 - 40 Carats
1967 - A Guide for the Married Man
1960 - Let's Make Love
1960 - Let's Make Love
1957 - Les Girls
1956 - Invitation to the Dance
1956 - Invitation to the Dance
1956 - Invitation to the Dance
1955 - It's Always Fair Weather
1954 - Deep in My Heart
1954 - Brigadoon
1952 - Love Is Better Than Ever
1952 - Singin' in the Rain
1951 - An American in Paris
1950 - Summer Stock
1949 - Take Me Out to the Ball Game
1949 - On the Town
1948 - The Pirate
1948 - Words and Music
1948 - The Three Musketeers
1945 - Anchors Aweigh
1944 - Christmas Holiday
1944 - Cover Girl
1943 - Thousands Cheer
1943 - Du Barry Was a Lady
1943 - Du Barry Was a Lady
1942 - For Me and My Gal

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Host
Charles Dane
Himself - Special Guest Star
Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Joseph Brady
Tom T. Triplet
[Complete List]


M-G-M was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941. He came direct from the hit 1940 original Broadway production of "Pal Joey" and planned to return to the Broadway stage after making the one film required by his contract. His first picture for M-G-M was For Me and My Gal (1942) with Judy Garland (I). What kept Kelly in Hollywood were "the kindred creative spirits" he found behind the scenes at M-G-M. The talent pool was especially large during World War II, when Hollywood was a refuge for many musicians and others in the performing arts of Europe who were forced to flee the Nazis. After the war, a new generation was coming of age. Those who saw An American in Paris (1951) would try to make real life as romantic as the reel life they saw portrayed in that musical, and the first time they saw Paris, they were seeing again in memory the seventeen-minute ballet sequence set to the title song written by George Gershwin and choreographed by Kelly. The sequence cost a half million dollars (U.S.) to make in 1951 dollars. Another Kelly musical of the era, Singin' in the Rain (1952), was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry. Kelly was in the same league as Fred Astaire, but instead of a top hat and tails Kelly wore work clothes that went with his masculine, athletic dance style.

  • Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959
  • Was dance consultant for 'Madonna' (qv)'s 1993 "Girlie Show" tour.
  • Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 510-515. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
  • Had a fever of 103 degrees while filming the famous rain scene in Singing In The Rain.
  • Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in economics.
  • Attended Penn State University before transferring to University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated.
  • He wore a hairpiece (toupee).
  • Kennedy Center Honoree, 1982

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