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Gene Kelly

Kelly in 1943
Born Eugene Curran Kelly
(1912-08-23)August 23, 1912
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 2, 1996(1996-02-02) (aged 83)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Citizenship American (Irish citizenship granted late in life)[1]
Education Peabody High School
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
Occupation Dancer, choreographer, director, actor, singer, producer
Years active 1938–1994
Known for Singin’ in the Rain
An American in Paris
Invitation to the Dance
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Betsy Blair
(m. 1941; div. 1957)

Jeanne Coyne
(m. 1960; d. 1973)

Patricia Ward
(m. 1990)
Children 3

I think dancing is a man's game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman.
Gene Kelly
When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman.
Gene Kelly
I arrived in Hollywood twenty pounds overweight and as strong as an ox.
There is a strange sort of reasoning in Hollywood that musicals are less worthy of Academy consideration than dramas. It's a form of snobbism, the same sort that perpetuates the idea that drama is more deserving of Awards than comedy.
Gene Kelly
At 14 I discovered girls. At that time dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship.
Gene Kelly
I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week.
Gene Kelly
I wanted to do new things with dance, adapt it to the motion picture medium.
Gene Kelly
I'll never starve.
I didn't want to be a dancer. I just did it to work my way through college. But I was always an athlete and gymnast, so it came naturally.
Gene Kelly
I still find it almost impossible to relax for more than one day at a time.
Gene Kelly
Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage. On the stage, dancing is three-dimensional, but a motion picture is two-dimensional.
Gene Kelly
I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.
My mother had gotten a job as a receptionist at a dancing school and had the idea that we should open our own dancing school; we did, and it prospered.
Gene Kelly