Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941. He came direct from the hit 1940 original Broadway production of "Pal Joey" and planned to return to the Broadway stage after making the one film required by his contract. His first picture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was For Me and My Gal (1942) with Judy Garland. What kept Kelly in Hollywood were "the kindred creative spirits" he found behind the scenes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The talent pool was especially large during World War II, when Hollywood was a refuge for many musicians and others in the performing arts of Europe who were forced to flee the Nazis. After the war, a new generation was coming of age. Those who saw An American in Paris (1951) would try to make real life as romantic as the reel life they saw portrayed in that musical, and the first time they saw Paris, they were seeing again in memory the seventeen-minute ballet sequence set to the title song written by George Gershwin and choreographed by Kelly. The sequence cost a half million dollars (U.S.) to make in 1951 dollars. Another Kelly musical of the era, Singin' in the Rain (1952), was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry. Kelly was in the same league as Fred Astaire, but instead of a top hat and tails Kelly wore work clothes that went with his masculine, athletic dance style. Gene Kelly died at age 83 of complications from two strokes on February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Name Gene Kelly
Also Known As Джин Келли
Birthday 1912-08-23
Deathday 1996-02-02
Gender Male
IMDB Gene Kelly profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
As: Don Lockwood
1952-04-10
Singin' in the Rain...
As: E.K. Hornbeck
1960-08-30
Inherit the Wind...
As: Andy Miller
1967-03-08
The Young Girls of R...
As: Jerry Mulligan
1951-10-04
An American in Paris...
As: Danny McGuire
1944-03-30
Cover Girl...
As: Pinky Benson
1964-05-12
What a Way to Go!...
As: Gabey
1949-12-08
On the Town...
As: Robert Manette
1944-06-30
Christmas Holiday...
As: Harry Palmer
1942-10-21
For Me and My Gal...
As: Noel Airman
1958-04-24
Marjorie Morningstar...
As: Eddie O'Brien
1949-03-09
Take Me Out to the B...
As: Serafin
1948-06-11
The Pirate...
As: Giovanni E. 'Johnny'
1950-03-12
Black Hand...
As: D'Artagnan
1948-10-10
The Three Musketeers...
As: Himself - Host
1985-01-01
That's Dancing!...
As: Billy Boylan
1973-06-28
40 Carats...
As: Gentleman in 'The Ba
1945-08-13
Ziegfeld Follies...
As: Barry Nichols
1957-10-03
Les Girls...
As: Joe D. Ross
1950-08-31
Summer Stock...
As: Alec Howe / Black Ar
1943-08-13
Du Barry Was a Lady...
As: Private Eddie Marsh
1943-01-01
Thousands Cheer...
As: Danny McGuire
1980-08-08
Xanadu...
As: Host / Pierrot / The
1956-05-22
Invitation to the Da...
As: Ted Riley
1955-02-09
It's Always Fair Wea...
As: Joseph Brady
1945-07-14
Anchors Aweigh...
As: Tommy Albright
1954-09-08
Brigadoon...
As: Jeremy Keen, Proprie
1967-02-27
Jack and the Beansta...
As: Icarus Xenophon
1951-11-20
It's a Big Country...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1976-05-17
That's Entertainment...
As: Will Atkins
1977-06-10
Viva Knievel!...
As: Victor
1943-11-12
The Cross of Lorrain...
As: Narrator
1982-01-02
The Marx Brothers in...
As: Vito S. Alessandro
1943-06-24
Pilot #5...
As: Capt. Jeff Eliot
1952-09-19
The Devil Makes Thre...
As: Michael J. Andrews
1957-06-20
The Happy Road...
As: Leo Gogarty
1947-06-10
Living in a Big Way...
As: Lieutenant Bradville
1954-07-12
Seagulls Over Sorren...
As: Unknown
1995-06-05
The First 100 Years:...
As: Himself
1948-12-31
Words and Music...
As: Host
1961-01-01
Hollywood: The Golde...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1974-06-21
That's Entertainment...
As: Unknown
1981-06-10
Reporters...
As: Unknown
1973-11-13
Frank Sinatra: Ol' B...
As: Gene Kelly
1954-12-24
Deep in My Heart...
As: himself
1977-01-01
An Evening with Gene...
As: Himself
1998-01-01
A Bing Crosby Christ...
As: Unknown
1999-12-04
AFI Lifetime Achieve...
As: Himself (archive foo
2002-09-24
Gene Kelly: Anatomy ...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1994-07-01
That's Entertainment...
As: Himself (archive foo
1993-01-01
The Young Girls Turn...
As: Himself
2004-02-25
Judy Garland: By Mys...
As: Archive footage
2000-09-01
Hollywood Musicals o...
As: Gene Kelly
1987-06-25
The Movie Palaces...
As: Unknown
1980-04-13
Olivia Newton-John: ...
As: Seaman Bob Lucas
1945-01-01
Combat Fatigue Irrit...
As: Himself
1960-10-07
Let's Make Love...
As: Himself
1980-02-08
Lucy Moves to NBC...
As: Himself
1983-05-27
James Bond: The Firs...
As: Himself
1990-11-30
Tom & Jerry's 50th B...
As: Unknown
1952-11-09
Omnibus...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Unknown
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Unknown
1974-10-31
The Dean Martin Cele...
As: Unknown
1985-11-03
North and South...
As: Unknown
1976-09-18
The Muppet Show...
As: Unknown
1962-10-03
Going My Way...
As: Unknown
1978-12-28
The Kennedy Center H...
As: Himself - Archive fo
2013-01-05
Talking Pictures...
As: Eric Hovland
1986-02-02
Sins...
As: Host
1971-09-12
The Funny Side...