3 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
7 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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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 MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer
shared a long standing feud stemming from even before Kelly entered the motion picture business. One evening after seeing Gene perform in "Pal Joey" on Broadway, Mayer met Kelly backstage and offered to sign him to MGM without a screen test. When Kelly later received a call from a MGM representative requesting a screen test, he insisted there was some sort of...
Known for his innovative, athletic style of dancing