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Also Known As: Died: February 2, 1996
Born: August 23, 1912 Cause of Death: complications from a series of strokes
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1938:
Debut as stage dance director/choreographer, "Hold Your Hats", Pittsburgh Playhouse
1967:
First and only non-USA film credit, "The Young Girls of Rochefort", a musical comedy directed by Jacques Demy in which he starred
1970:
Last directorial credit for a feature-length fictional film, "The Cheyenne Social Club"
1938:
Moved to New York; made Broadway debut as dancer in "Leave It to Me"
1934:
Performed dance act with his brother Fred
1976:
Final directorial credit, handling new sequences for the compilation film, "That's Entertainment Part 2"
1956:
First solo directorial credits, "The Happy Road", a non-musical children's film in which he also starred, and "Invitation to the Dance", an all-dance film which he also wrote and choreographed
1959:
Hosted the TV specials, "The Gene Kelly Pontiac Special" and "The Gene Kelly Show"
1935:
Made unsuccessful RKO screen test
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Served in US Naval Air Service
1964:
Directed and produced the TV comedy pilot, "At Your Service", starring Van Johnson; pilot not picked up as series
1950:
Feature directorial debut (co-directed with Stanley Donen), "On the Town" (also co-starred)
1980:
Final major film acting performance, "Xanadu"
1943:
Made first non-musical films, "The Cross of Lorraine" and "Pilot No. 5", both WWII dramas
1941:
Signed 7 year contract with David O Selznick
1932:
Took over mother's dance school and renamed it Gene Kelly's Studio of the Dance
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TV series debut, starring as Father Charles O'Malley in the ABC hour-long comedy-drama series, "Going My Way", based on the hit film of 1944
1958:
Directed the MGM comedy, "The Tunnel of Love", starring Doris Day and Richard Widmark; end of association with MGM
1994:
Final onscreen appearance, one of the hosts of "That's Entertainment! III", a compilation film
1944:
First film as choreographer, "Cover Girl"
1957:
Last film as performer for MGM, "Les Girls"
1941:
Starred as Joey Evans on Broadway in "Pal Joey"

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