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George Kelly (VI) (1895–1954)

Memphis-born George "Machine Gun" Kelly (born George Kelly Barnes) was unlike most of his contemporary "celebrity" gangsters in that he didn't come from a poverty-stricken background--his father was a well-to-d0 insurance company executive and George was raised in very comfortable circumstances. Kelly graduated high school and actually attended ... See full bio »

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The Big House Self ("Machine Gun" Kelly)


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 1998 The Big House (TV Series documentary)
Self ("Machine Gun" Kelly)
- Alcatraz (1998) ... Self ("Machine Gun" Kelly)
 1940 The American Gang Busters (Documentary) (as 'Machine Gun' Kelly)
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 2014 Codes and Conspiracies (TV Series documentary)
Self - Machine Gun Kelly
- Alcatraz (2014) ... Self - Machine Gun Kelly (uncredited)
 2008 Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem (TV Movie documentary)
Self - Machine Gun Kelly
 2007 Undercover History (TV Series documentary)
Self - gangster, aka 'Machine Gun Kelly'
- J. Edgar Hoover (2007) ... Self - gangster, aka 'Machine Gun Kelly'
 1998 The Big House (TV Series documentary)
- Leavenworth (1998) ... (as Machine Gun Kelly)
 1987 The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz (TV Special)
Self (uncredited)
 1947 Killers All (Documentary)
Machine Gun Kelly
 1936 You Can't Get Away with It (Short documentary)
Self (as 'Machine Gun' Kelly)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

'Machine Gun' Kelly | Machine Gun Kelly


Kathryn Thorne  (his death) | See more »

Did You Know?


His "fearsome" reputation as a hardened criminal and expert gunman was wholly an invention of his second wife, a former prostitute and suspected murderess named Kathryn Thorne. She was obsessed with making him more famous than real killers like John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd and waged what amounted to a successful marketing campaign to convince the underworld, the public and lawmen that her ... See more »


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