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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.


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Родился:
Aug 23, 1912 в Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
59
Впервые появился:
на movie For Me and My Gal 1942-10-21
Последний проект:
Series Talking Pictures 2013-01-05
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Hollywood: The Golden Years
Poster of The Devil Makes Three
Poster of It's a Big Country
Poster of Living in a Big Way
Фильмография
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Кино Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Кино The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Кино That's Entertainment! III Himself - Co-Host / Narrator 1994-07-01
Кино Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans Himself (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Series North and South 1987-01-04
Series Sins Eric Hovland 1986-02-02
Кино That's Dancing! Himself - Host 1985-01-01
Кино The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell Narrator 1982-01-02
Кино Xanadu Danny McGuire 1980-08-08
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Кино Viva Knievel! Will Atkins 1977-06-10
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-18
Кино That's Entertainment, Part II Himself - Co-Host / Narrator 1976-05-17
Кино That's Entertainment! Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clips from 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' - 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'An American in Paris' 1974-06-21
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 1974-10-31
Кино 40 Carats Billy Boylan 1973-06-28
Кино Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Himself 1973-11-13
Series The Funny Side Host 1971-09-12
Кино Les demoiselles de Rochefort Andy Miller 1967-03-08
Кино Jack and the Beanstalk Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler) 1967-02-27
Кино What a Way to Go! Pinky Benson 1964-05-12
Series Going My Way 1962-10-03
Кино Hollywood: The Golden Years Host 1961-01-01
Кино Inherit the Wind E.K. Hornbeck 1960-06-24
Кино Займемся любовью Himself 1960-10-07
Кино Marjorie Morningstar Noel Airman 1958-04-24
Кино Les Girls Barry Nichols 1957-01-01
Кино The Happy Road Michael J. Andrews 1957-06-20
Кино Invitation to the Dance Host / Pierrot / The Marine / Sinbad 1956-05-22
Кино It's Always Fair Weather Ted Riley 1955-02-09
Кино Чайки над Сорренто Lieutenant Bradville 1954-07-12
Кино Brigadoon Tommy Albright 1954-09-08
Кино Deep in My Heart Gene Kelly 1954-12-24
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Поющие под дождем Don Lockwood 1952-04-10
Кино The Devil Makes Three Capt. Jeff Eliot 1952-09-19
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Кино Американец в Париже Jerry Mulligan 1951-08-08
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Кино It's a Big Country Icarus Xenophon 1951-11-20
Кино Black Hand Giovanni E. 'Johnny' Columbo 1950-03-12
Кино Summer Stock Joe D. Ross 1950-08-31
Кино Take Me Out to the Ball Game Eddie O'Brien 1949-03-09
Кино Увольнение в город Gabey 1949-12-08
Кино The Pirate Serafin 1948-06-11
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan 1948-10-10
Кино Words and Music Himself 1948-12-31
Кино Living in a Big Way Leo Gogarty 1947-06-10
Кино Anchors Aweigh Joseph Brady 1945-07-14
Кино Ziegfeld Follies Gentleman in 'The Babbit and the Bromide' 1945-08-13
Кино Christmas Holiday Robert Manette 1944-01-01
Кино Девушка с обложки Danny McGuire 1944-03-30
Кино Thousands Cheer Private Eddie Marsh 1943-01-01
Кино Pilot #5 Vito S. Alessandro 1943-06-24
Кино The Cross of Lorraine Victor 1943-11-12
Кино Du Barry Was a Lady Alec Howe / Black Arrow 1943-08-13
Кино For Me and My Gal Harry Palmer 1942-10-21