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Gene Kelly (I) (1912–1996)


Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain Don Lockwood
(1952)
On the Town
On the Town Gabey
(1949)
An American in Paris
An American in Paris Jerry Mulligan
(1951)

Filmography

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 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Eric Hovland
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Eric Hovland
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Eric Hovland
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Eric Hovland
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Sen. Charles Edwards
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Sen. Charles Edwards (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Sen. Charles Edwards (credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Sen. Charles Edwards (credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Sen. Charles Edwards (credit only)
 1977 Viva Knievel!
Will Atkins
 1973 40 Carats
Billy Boylan
 1969 Children's Letters to God (TV Short)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1967 The Young Girls of Rochefort
Andy Miller
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler)
 1964 What a Way to Go!
Pinky Benson
 1960 Let's Make Love
Gene Kelly (uncredited)
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Noel Airman
 1957 Les Girls
Barry Nichols
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom T. Triplet
- The Life You Save (1957) ... Tom T. Triplet
 1957 The Happy Road
Mike Andrews
 1956 The Magic Lamp (Short)
Sinbad (voice)
 1956 Invitation to the Dance
The Clown in 'Circus' / The Marine in 'Ring Around the Rosy' / Sinbad in 'Sinbad the Sailor'
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Ted Riley
 1954 Deep in My Heart
O'Brien Brother
 1954 Crest of the Wave
Lt. 'Brad' Bradville (USN)
 1952 The Devil Makes Three
Capt. Jeff Eliot
 1950 Summer Stock
Joe D. Ross
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Gentleman ('The Babbit and the Bromide')
 1945 Combat Fatigue Irritability (Short)
Seaman Bob Lucas
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Robert Manette
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Victor
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Pvt. Eddie Marsh
 1943 Pilot #5
Vito S. Alessandro
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Alec Howe / Black Arrow
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Other Works:

(01/27/49) Radio: Appeared in the "Burns & Allen" series episode "Gracie Plans a Unique Birthday Present for George." See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his supposed rivalry with Fred Astaire ] If we had any resentment, it was not with each other but with the journalists who talked about two highly individual dancers as if they were one person. For instance, the sort of wardrobe I wore--blue jeans, sweatshirt, sneakers--Fred would never have been caught dead in. He was always immaculate at rehearsals, while I was always in an old shirt. ... See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 309-312. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

Trademark:

Known for his innovative, athletic style of dancing

Star Sign:

Virgo

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