(01/27/49) Radio: Appeared in the "Burns & Allen" series episode "Gracie Plans a Unique Birthday Present for George."
3 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
9 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on Fred Astaire
] I work bigger. Fred's style is more intimate. I'm very jealous of that when I see him on the small screen. Fred looks so great on TV. I'd love to put on a white tie and tails and look as thin as him and glide as smoothly. But I'm built like a blocking tackle.
He and his younger brother Fred Kelly
appeared together in a dancing vaudeville act. When Gene got his big break as Harry the hoofer in the dramatic Broadway production of "The Time of Your Life" in 1939, he was eventually replaced by brother Fred, who took it on the road and won a Donaldson award for his efforts.
Known for his innovative, athletic style of dancing