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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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Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain Don Lockwood
An American in Paris
An American in Paris Jerry Mulligan
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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 2017 The Flash (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Duet (2017) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited)
 2016 Breakfast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 December 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Good Morning" - uncredited)
 2016 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 December 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Good Morning" - uncredited)
 2016 Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Good Morning" (from tt0031066))
 2015 Meu Amigo Hindu (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 2015/I The Intern (performer: "You Were Meant For Me")
 2015 Dough (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" from tt0045152)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2006 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- It's Movie Night (2014) ... ("Singin' in the Rain")
- Round Three: Results Show (2009) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited)
- Round 7 (2006) ... ("Singin' in the Rain")
 2014 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... (performer: "You Were Meant for Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Gisoku no Moses (Short) (performer: "Moses Supposes")
 2012 Sawako no asa (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jay Kabira (2012) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 2012 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rigshospitalet (2012) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited)
 2012 The Neighbors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "Good Morning" - uncredited)
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (2011) ... (performer: "New York, New York")
 2010 Wishful Drinking (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Singing in the Rain")
 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Attack of the Small Screens: 1950-1960 (2010) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited)
 2009 50 años de (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Calle (2009) ... (performer: "Singin' In the Rain")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "New York, New York", "Make Way for Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 2008 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- VaYakhel (2008) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "New York, New York", "An American in Paris Ballet", "Good Morning", "Alter Ego Dance", "Dig-Dig-Dig Dig for Your Dinner", "Our Love Is Here to Stay", "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited)
 2007 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nara Leão (2007) ... (performer: "Singing in the Rain")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (performer: "I Got Rhythm")
 2007 The Pirate: A Musical Treasure Chest (Video documentary short) (performer: "Be a Clown")
 2007 Family Guy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Road to Rupert (2007) ... (performer: "The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song))
 2001 On the Edge (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blank Relay (2000) ... (performer: "I Love to Go Swimmin' with Wimmen" - uncredited)
 1998 The Object of My Affection (performer: "You Were Meant for Me")
 1997 MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends (Video short) (performer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame")
 1997 MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams (Video short) (performer: "The Worry Song")
 1995 Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The One with Phoebe's Husband (1995) ... (performer: "Singing in the Rain" - uncredited)
 1995 Forget Paris (performer: "Love Is Here To Stay")
 1994 Léon: The Professional (performer: "I Like Myself")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "On the Town" (1944), "Ballin' the Jack" (1913), "You Wonderful You" (1950), "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1936), "An American in Paris Ballet" (1936), "Fit as a Fiddle" (1932), "The Heather on the Hill" (1947) - uncredited)
 1993 Ang boyfriend kong gamol (performer: "Singin' In The Rain")
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (performer: "The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)", "New York, New York", "Be a Clown", "An American in Paris Ballet", "Singin' in the Rain", "Good Morning", "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean" - uncredited)
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (performer: "The Babbitt and the Bromide")
 1989 Somebody or The Rise and Fall of Philosophy (Short) (performer: "You Are My Lucky Star")
 1986 Frankenstein Punk (Short) (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 1986 Precious Images (Documentary short) (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Knowing Her (1985) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "Moses", "Sinbad the Sailor", "The Binge")
 1982 Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Be a Clown" (1948) - uncredited)
 1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (performer: "You Wonderful You" - uncredited)
 1980 Xanadu (performer: "Whenever You're Away From Me")
 1980 Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Whenever You're Away from Me")
 1980 Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (TV Special) (performer: "Makin' Movies")
 1979 Der ganz normale Wahnsinn (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Viertes Kapitel (1979) ... (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "For Me and My Gal" (1917), "Be a Clown" (1948), "Color Change" (1976), "Shubert Alley" (1976), "Good Morning" (1939), "I Got Rhythm" (1930), "I Begged Her" (1944), "Love Is Here to Stay" (1938), "Cartoon Sequence" (1976), "Sinbad the Sailor" (1956), "Broadway Rhythm" (1935), "I Like Myself" (1954), "Finale" (1976) - uncredited)
 1976 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.79 (1976) ... (performer: "I've Got A Crush On You", "For Me and My Gal" - uncredited)
 1976 It's Showtime (Documentary) (performer: "Fido and Me" - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" (1929), "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (1908), "The Babbitt and the Bromide" (1927), "Be a Clown" (1948), "The Pirate Ballet" (1948), "New York, New York" (1944), "The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)" (1945), "The Broadway Ballet" (1935), "An American in Paris Ballet" (1951) - uncredited)
 1973 Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (performer: "We Can't Do That Anymore", "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", "For Me and My Gal", "New York, New York", "Nice and Easy")
 1971 A Clockwork Orange (performer: "Singin' In the Rain")
 1967 The Young Girls of Rochefort (performer: "Andy Amoureux", "De Hambourg à Rochefort", "Les Rencontres", "Concerto (ballet)" - uncredited)
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie) (performer: "Half Past April, and a Quarter to May", "A Tiny Bit of Faith", "It's Been Nice", "The Woggle-Bird Song", "One Starry Moment" (Reprise))
 1964 What a Way to Go! (performer: "I Think that You and I Should Get Acquainted", "Musical Extravaganza")
 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... (performer: "Ballin' the Jack")
 1959 The Gene Kelly Show (TV Movie) (performer: "For Me and My Gal")
 1957 Les Girls (performer: "Les Girls", "You're Just Too Too!", "Why Am I So Gone (About that Gal)?", "The Rope Dance" - uncredited)
 1956 Invitation to the Dance (performer: "Circus", "Ring Around The Rosy", "Sinbad the Sailor")
 1955-1956 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.19 (1956) ... (performer: "The Babbitt and the Bromide")
- Episode #1.11 (1955) ... (performer: "For Me and My Gal" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.10 (1955) ... (performer: "For Me and My Gal" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... (performer: "I Like Myself" - uncredited)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather (performer: "March, March" (1955), "The Time for Parting" (1955), "Once Upon a Time" (1955), "I Shouldn't Have Come" (1955), "I Like Myself" (1955) - uncredited)
 1954 Deep in My Heart (performer: "I Love to Go Swimmin' with Wimmen")
 1954 Brigadoon (performer: "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean", "The Heather on the Hill", "Almost Like Being in Love", "The Heather on the Hill" (reprise) - uncredited)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (performer: "Fit as a Fiddle" (1932), "You Were Meant For Me" (1929), "Moses Supposes" (1952), "Good Morning" (1939), "Singin' in the Rain" (1929), "Broadway Rhythm Ballet" (1952), "Singin in the Rain (in A-Flat)" (1929), "You Are My Lucky Star" (1935), "Main Title" (uncredited), "Would You? (End Title)" (uncredited))
 1951 An American in Paris (performer: "Our Love Is Here to Stay" (1937), "By Strauss" (1936), "Tra-la-la (This Time It's Really Love)" (1922), "I Got Rhythm" (1930), "'S Wonderful" (1927), "An American in Paris Ballet" - uncredited)
 1950 Summer Stock (performer: "All for You", "Dig-Dig-Dig Dig For Your Dinner", " (Howdy Neighbor) Happy Harvest", "Heavenly Music", "You Wonderful You", "Portland Fancy" - uncredited)
 1949 On the Town (performer: "New York, New York", "A Day in New York", "Prehistoric Man" (uncredited), "Main Street" (uncredited), "On the Town" (uncredited), "Count on Me" (uncredited), "That's All There Is, Folks" (uncredited))
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (performer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", "Yes, Indeedy" (uncredited), "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg" (uncredited), "Strictly U.S.A." (uncredited), "The Hat My Dear Old Father Wore upon St. Patrick's Day" (uncredited))
 1948 Words and Music (performer: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue")
 1948 The Pirate (performer: "Nina", "Mack the Black", "Be a Clown" - uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way (performer: "Fido and Me" (uncredited), "It Had to Be You" (uncredited), "Ring Around the Rosie", "Go in and Out the Window", "Here We Go Looby Loo", "One Two Three O'Lairy", "See-Saw", "Yankee Doodle")
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (performer: "The Babbitt and the Bromide")
 1945 Anchors Aweigh (performer: "We Hate to Leave" (1944), "I Begged Her" (1944), "If You Knew Susie" (1925), "The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)" (1945), "Jarabe Tapatío (The Mexican Hat Dance)" (1933), "La Cumparsita" (1937), "Chiapanecas (While There's Music There's Romance) (The Celebrated Mexican 'Clap Hands' Song)" (1938), "Anchors Aweigh (Reprise #2)" (1906) - uncredited)
 1944 Cover Girl ("PUT ME TO THE TEST", uncredited) / (performer: "MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW", "PUT ME TO THE TEST", "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY", "ALTER-EGO DANCE" - uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (performer: "Do I Love You?" (1939), "Song of the Rebellion" (1943), "Friendship" (1939))
 1942 For Me and My Gal ("For Me and My Gal" (1917), uncredited) / (performer: "For Me and My Gal" (1917), "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh!" (1917), "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose" (1914), "They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me" (1917), "Ballin' the Jack" (1913), "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France" (1917), "Oh Frenchy" (1918) - uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Harry") in "The Time of Your Life" on Broadway. Comedy [return engagement]. Written by William Saroyan. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Booth Theatre: 23 Sep 1940-19 Oct 1940 (32 performances). Cast: Eddie Dowling (as "Joe"), Celeste Holm (as "Mary L."). Replacement cast: Edward Andrews (as "Tom"), Ainsworth ... See more »

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


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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The contract system at Hollywood studios like MGM was a very efficient system in that because we were at the studio all the time we could rehearse a lot. But it also really repressed people. There were no union regulations yet, and we were all indentured servants--you can call us slaves if you want--like ballplayers before free agency. We had seven-year contracts, but every six months the studio ... See more »


He lost his Catholic faith in the late 1930s. See more »


Known for his innovative, athletic style of dancing

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