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Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 a?? February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen.
Although he is known today for his performances in Anchors Aweigh (1945), An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952), he was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid-1940s until this art form fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical film, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences.
Kelly was the recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements. He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors (1982), and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute; in 1999, the American Film Institute also numbered him 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of All Time list.

Kelly was born in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He was the third son of Harriet Catherine (nA(C)e Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to a family of Irish descent. His maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Derry, Ireland, and his maternal grandmother was of German ancestry. At the age of eight, Kelly was enrolled by his mother in dance classes, along with his elder brother James. They both rebelled, and, according to Kelly: "We didn't like it much and were continually involved in fistfights with the neighborhood boys who called us sissies...I didn't dance again until I was fifteen." At one time Kelly's childhood dream was to play shortstop for the hometown Pittsburgh Pirates. Kelly returned to dance on his own initiative and by then was an accomplished sportsman and well able to take care of himself. He attend

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Strictly's Ore Oduba says praise from Gene Kelly's widow was 'like blessing from man himself'

Ore Oduba is on cloud nine after receiving praise for his American Smooth routine from Gene Kelly's widow. The Strictly Come Dancing contestant has said that getting the thumbs up from Gene Kelly's widow for his dance on Saturday night was as close as it ...
Posted: October 14, 2016, 3:57 am

Ore and Joanne feel like Gene Kelly gave their Strictly routine his blessing

Ore Oduba has said that getting the thumbs up from Gene Kelly’s widow for his Strictly Come Dancing routine was as close as it comes to a blessing from the late star himself. The BBC sports presenter and his professional partner on the show Joanne ...
Posted: October 13, 2016, 2:19 pm

Gene Kelly's widow wants to meet Ore Oduba after Strictly Come Dancing

Gene Kelly's widow has asked to meet Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton after they performed a take on the late star's classic 'Singin' In The Rain' on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last weekend. The 29-year-old sports presenter was left flabbergasted after Patricia ...
Posted: October 15, 2016, 12:02 pm
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