Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

  • Birthday: 1912-08-23
  • Deathday: 1996-02-02
  • Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Also know as: Джин Келли

Biography

Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American actor, dancer, singer, filmmaker, and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likable characters that he played on screen. He starred in, choreographed, or co-directed some of the most well-regarded musical films of the 1940s and 1950s, until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. Kelly is best known today for his performances in films such as Cover Girl (1944), Anchors Aweigh (1945), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, On the Town (1949), which was his directorial debut, An American in Paris (1951), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Brigadoon (1954), and It's Always Fair Weather (1955). Kelly made his film debut with Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal (1942), and followed by Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), Thousands Cheer (1943), The Pirate (1948), Summer Stock (1950), and Les Girls (1957) among others. After musicals he starred in two films outside the musical genre: Inherit the Wind (1960) and What a Way to Go! (1964). In 1967, he appeared in French director Jacques Demy's musical comedy The Young Girls of Rochefort opposite Catherine Deneuve. Kelly solo directed the comedy A Guide for the Married Man (1967) starring Walter Matthau, and later the extravagant musical Hello, Dolly! (1969) starring Barbra Streisand, recognized with an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Kelly co-hosted and appeared in Ziegfeld Follies (1946), That's Entertainment! (1974), That's Entertainment, Part II (1976), That's Dancing! (1985), and That's Entertainment, Part III (1994). His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences. Kelly received an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements; the same year, An American in Paris won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 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 ranked him as the 15th greatest male screen legend of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gene Kelly, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Singin' in the Rain

1952

As Don Lockwood

An American in Paris

1951

As Jerry Mulligan

On the Town

1949

As Gabey

Black Hand

1950

As Giovanni E. 'Johnny' Columbo

Les Girls

1957

As Barry Nichols

Invitation to the Dance

1956

As Host / Pierrot / The Marine / Sinbad

It's Always Fair Weather

1955

As Ted Riley

Brigadoon

1954

As Tommy Albright

Jack and the Beanstalk

1967

As Jeremy Keen, the Peddler

The Devil Makes Three

1952

As Jeff Eliot

The Happy Road

1957

As Michael J. Andrews

Living in a Big Way

1947

As Leo Gogarty

Seagulls Over Sorrento

1954

As Lieutenant Bradville

The Movie Palaces

1987

As Gene Kelly

Combat Fatigue Irritability

1945

As Seaman Bob Lucas

Happy Again

2006

As

Cover Girl

1944

As Danny McGuire

Christmas Holiday

1944

As Robert Manette

For Me and My Gal

1942

As Harry Palmer

Marjorie Morningstar

1958

As Noel Airman

The Pirate

1948

As Serafin

The Three Musketeers

1948

As D'Artagnan

Summer Stock

1950

As Joe D. Ross

Thousands Cheer

1943

As Private Eddie Marsh

Xanadu

1980

As Danny McGuire

That's Entertainment, Part II

1976

As Self - Co-Host / Narrator

Viva Knievel!

1977

As Will Atkins

The Cross of Lorraine

1943

As Victor

Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back

1973

As Self - Guest Performer

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

2002

As Self (archive footage)

The Julie Andrews Show

1965

As Himself

The Sandy Duncan Special

1974

As Himself

Frank Sinatra: Around the World

2011

As Self - Guest

Inherit the Wind

1960

As E.K. Hornbeck

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

1949

As Eddie O'Brien

40 Carats

1973

As Billy Boylan

Du Barry Was a Lady

1943

As Alec Howe / Black Arrow

Anchors Aweigh

1945

As Joseph Brady

Pilot #5

1943

As Vito S. Alessandro

That's Entertainment!

1974

As Self - Host / Narrator

A Bing Crosby Christmas

1998

As Himself

Directing Dolly: Gene Kelly Remembered

2013

As Self (archive footage)

That's Dancing!

1985

As Self - Host

Judy Garland: By Myself

2004

As Self - Actor (archive sound)

The Young Girls of Rochefort

1967

As Andy Miller

What a Way to Go!

1964

As Pinky Benson

It's a Big Country

1951

As Icarus Xenophon

That's Entertainment! III

1994

As Self - Co-Host / Narrator

Ziegfeld Follies

1945

As Gentleman (segment The Babbit and the Bromide)

Hollywood Musicals of the 40's

2000

As Self (archive footage)

Lucy Moves to NBC

1980

As Gene Kelly

The Costume Designer

1950

As Self (archive footage)

La La La

2018

As Various Roles (archive footage)

Reporters

1981

As Self

The Young Girls Turn 25

1993

As Self (archive footage)

Deep in My Heart

1954

As Performer in Dancing Around

Let's Make Love

1960

As Himself

Love Is Better Than Ever

1952

As Himself

Sid & Judy

2019

As Self (archive footage)

Words and Music

1948

As Gene Kelly

Get Aboard! 'The Band Wagon'

2005

As Self (archive footage)

The Lion Roars Again

1975

As Himself

The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli

1973

As Self (archive footage)

Mickey's 50

1978

As Self

Showbiz Goes to War

1982

As (archive footage)

It's Showtime

1976

As Self (archive footage)

Night of 100 Stars

1982

As Self

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Badman's Country

1958

As Art Direction

Singin' in the Rain

1952

As Choreographer

What a Way to Go!

1964

As Choreographer

Anchors Aweigh

1945

As Choreographer

An American in Paris

1951

As Choreographer

Jack and the Beanstalk

1967

As Choreographer

Brigadoon

1954

As Choreographer

Cats Don't Dance

1997

As Thanks

Singin' in the Rain

1952

As Director

On the Town

1949

As Director

The Cheyenne Social Club

1970

As Director

Hello, Dolly!

1969

As Director

The Tunnel of Love

1958

As Director

Invitation to the Dance

1956

As Director

Gigot

1962

As Director

Jack and the Beanstalk

1967

As Director

The Happy Road

1957

As Director

It's Always Fair Weather

1955

As Director

American in Paris

1964

As Director

The Cheyenne Social Club

1970

As Producer

Jack and the Beanstalk

1967

As Producer

The Happy Road

1957

As Producer

Moses of Prosthesis

2013

As Music

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