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Gene Kelly

1912 - 1996

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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 and sought to create a new form of American dance accessible to the general public, "dance for the common man." He starred in, choreographed, and co-directed with Stanley Donen some of the most well-regarded musical films of the 1940s and 1950s. Kelly is best known for his performances in An American in Paris (1951), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Singin' in the Rain (1952), which he and Donen directed and choreographed, and other musical films of that era such as Cover Girl (1944) and Anchors Aweigh (1945), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Kelly has received more than 8,726,259 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Gene Kelly is the 312th most popular actor (down from 308th in 2019), the 563rd most popular biography from United States (up from 594th in 2019) and the 154th most popular American Actor.

Gene Kelly is most famous for his dance moves in films such as Singin' in the Rain and An American in Paris.

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  • 72

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  • 4.03

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  • 5.69

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Among actors, Gene Kelly ranks 312 out of 9,996Before him are James Caan, Robbie Coltrane, Farrah Fawcett, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Day, and Deborah Kerr. After him are Martin Landau, Harold Lloyd, Walter Matthau, William Holden, Virna Lisi, and Reese Witherspoon.

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Among people born in 1912, Gene Kelly ranks 24Before him are Jorge Amado, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Chuck Jones, Adolf Galland, Millvina Dean, and Hanna Reitsch. After him are Kim Philby, James Callaghan, Konrad Emil Bloch, Robert Doisneau, Maria Mandl, and Alois Brunner. Among people deceased in 1996, Gene Kelly ranks 20Before him are René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Frank Whittle, Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Galland, and Joan Clarke. After him are Solomon Asch, Silvio Piola, Sergiu Celibidache, Artur Axmann, Marcel Carné, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Kelly ranks 563 out of 18,182Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Dean Martin (1917), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Theodore William Richards (1868), Doris Day (1922), and Boris Johnson (1964). After him are Gary Becker (1930), Martin Landau (1928), Harold Lloyd (1893), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Gwen Stefani (1969), and William P. Murphy (1892).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gene Kelly ranks 154Before him are Matt Damon (1970), Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), James Caan (1940), Farrah Fawcett (1947), and Doris Day (1922). After him are Martin Landau (1928), Harold Lloyd (1893), Walter Matthau (1920), William Holden (1918), Reese Witherspoon (1976), and Kevin Spacey (1959).

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