Gene Kelly & Dean Martin

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Eugene Curran “Gene” Kelly was born on August 23, 1912 in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He was the third son of James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman, and his wife Harriet Catherine Curran. His father was born in Peterborough, Ontario,Canada, to an Irish Canadian family. His maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Derry, Northern Ireland.

Gene had great success as an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the like able characters that he played on screen.

Best known today for his performances in films such as An American in Paris (1951) and Singin’ in the Rain (1952), he was a dominant force in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. 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 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.

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“I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

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