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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)
An American in Paris
An American in Paris Jerry Mulligan
(1951)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
(1949)
On the Town
On the Town Gabey
(1949)

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 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)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Sen. Charles Edwards
 1980 Xanadu
Danny McGuire
 1977 Viva Knievel!
Will Atkins
 1976 America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (TV Special)
Host / Oscar Hammerstein II
 1973 40 Carats
Billy Boylan
 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
 1962-1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Father Chuck O'Malley
- A Tough Act to Follow (1963) ... Father Chuck O'Malley
- Hear No Evil (1963) ... Father Chuck O'Malley
- Florence, Come Home (1963) ... Father Chuck O'Malley
- Custody of the Child (1963) ... Father Chuck O'Malley
- Reformation of Willie (1963) ... Father Chuck O'Malley
 1960 Let's Make Love
Gene Kelly (uncredited)
 1960 Inherit the Wind
E. K. Hornbeck
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Noel Airman
 1957 Les Girls
Barry Nichols
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom T. Triplett
- The Life You Save (1957) ... Tom T. Triplett
 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 - Performer in 'Dancing Around'
 1954 Brigadoon
Tommy Albright
 1954 Crest of the Wave
Lt. 'Brad' Bradville (USN)
 1952 The Devil Makes Three
Capt. Jeff Eliot
 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Don Lockwood
 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever
Gene Kelly - Cameo Appearance at 21 Restaurant (uncredited)
 1951 An American in Paris
Jerry Mulligan
 1950 Summer Stock
Joe D. Ross
 1950 Black Hand
Giovanni E. 'Johnny' Columbo
 1949 On the Town
Gabey
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Eddie O'Brien
 1948 Words and Music
Gene Kelly
 1948 The Three Musketeers
D'Artagnan
 1948 The Pirate
Serafin
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Leo Gogarty
 1945 Combat Fatigue Irritability (Short)
Seaman Bob Lucas
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Gentleman ('The Babbit and the Bromide')
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Joseph Brady
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Robert Manette
 1944 Cover Girl
Danny McGuire
 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
 1942 For Me and My Gal
Harry Palmer
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Other Works:

(4/3/57) TV special: "Salute to Baseball" (Host) 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:

I never wanted to be a dancer. It's true! I wanted to be a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. See more »

Trivia:

Judy Garland was responsible for MGM's Arthur Freed buying out David O. Selznick's personal exclusive contract with Kelly, who arrived in town in 1941. He came direct to Hollywood from his 1940 successful Broadway musical production of "Pal Joey." He planned to return to New York City, to the Broadway stage, after fulfilling his one-picture deal with Selznick. However, Selznick basically kept him... See more »

Trademark:

Known for his innovative, athletic style of dancing

Star Sign:

Virgo

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