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Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly
Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

August 23, 1912

Died

February 2, 1996

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Virgo

Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark brown

Height

5 ft 7½ in | 171.5 cm

Weight

67 kg | 148 lbs

Shoe size

8.5 US | 41 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on August 23, 1912, was an American actor.

Young Gene Kelly first started his career as a dance teacher.

He made big screen debut in musical film For Me and My Gal (1942) in role as Harry Palmer.

He got his television debut in CBS anthology series Schlitz Playhouse (1957) in episode "The Life You Save", in role as Tom T. Triplet.

Gene's breakthrough performance came as Danny McGuire in musical romantic comedy film Cover Girl (1944).

He landed his Broadway debut in a musical "Leave It to Me!" (1938-1939) in role as Secretary to Mr. Goodhue Chorus, at Imperial Theatre.

He made his solo directorial debut with dance anthology film Invitation to the Dance (1956), also starred in role as The Clown / The Marine / Sinbad.

Gene Kelly Height and Weight

How tall was Gene Kelly and what was his weight? Gene Kelly's height was 5' 7½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 171.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 148 іn pоunds or 67 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as GM2 Joseph Brady in live-action animated musical fantasy comedy film Anchors Aweigh (1945).

He won the National Board of Review Award for Best Acting for his role as Harry Palmer in musical film For Me and My Gal (1942).

He co-directed and starred in role as Don Lockwood in musical romantic comedy film Singin' in the Rain (1952), for which he was nominated for Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for his role as Jerry Mulligan in musical comedy movie An American in Paris (1951).

He directed musical romantic comedy film Hello, Dolly! (1969), for which he was nominated for Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures and a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.

He won the Locarno International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Pinky Benson in black comedy film What a Way to Go! (1964).

On the Town (1949) musical opposite Frank Sinatra and Betty Garrett

Inherit the Wind (1960) drama with Spencer Tracy and Fredric March

Brigadoon (1954) musical opposite Cyd Charisse and Van Johnson

Summer Stock (1950) musical with Judy Garland and Gloria DeHaven

The Pirate (1948) musical opposite Judy Garland and Gladys Cooper

The Three Musketeers (1948) adventure action with Lana Turner and Angela Lansbury

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Special Classification of Individual Achievements for his role as Himself in NBC television special The Julie Andrews Show (1965).

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program for his role as Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler) in NBC live-action animated-hybrid musical telefilm Jack and the Beanstalk (1967).

He played Senator Charles Edwards in ABC miniseries North and South (1985).

He portrayed Eric Hovland in CBS miniseries Sins (1986).

Facts

Attended Peabody High School in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh, PA.

Graduated from University of Pittsburgh (1933), with a degree in economics.

Had Irish and German ancestry.

He received an Academy Honorary Award in 1952.

He received lifetime achievement award in the Kennedy Center Honors (1982).

He was inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame in 2014.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6153 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton in 1994.

Gene died on February 2, 1996, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at the age of 83.

Spouse

He was married to:

Patricia Ward (1990-1996)

Jeanne Coyne (1960-1973) they had two children, Timothy and Bridget

Betsy Blair (1941-1957) they had one child, Kerry

Relationships

He dated Barbara Nichols (1958) and Martha Hyer (1954-1958).

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