(12/10/70) TV show: "Changing Scene, The" (Host)
3 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
7 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
There was no model for what I tried to do with dance . . . and the thing Fred Astaire
and I used to bitch about was that critics didn't know how to categorize us. They called us tap dancers because that was considered the American style. But neither of us were basically tap dancers.
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 1942, 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