Gene Kelly

American dancer, actor, singer, director and choreographer (1912–1996)

Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor, singer, director, and choreographer.

Gene Kelly
Eugene Curran Kelly

(1912-08-23)August 23, 1912
DiedFebruary 2, 1996(1996-02-02) (aged 83)
  • Dancer
  • actor
  • singer
  • director
  • choreographer
Years active1931–1994
Known for
Spouse(s)Betsy Blair (1941-1957)
Jeanne Coyne (1960-1973)
Patricia Ward (1990-1996)

He was a great example of 20th century filmed dance, famous for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the like able characters that he played on screen. Although he is probably most famous today for his act in Singin' in the Rain, he was the most popular actor in the Hollywood musical movie industry from the mid 1940s to the early 1980s. Kelly died of a stroke on February 2, 1996.

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