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Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly (actor, dancer; born August 23, 1912 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; died February 2, 1996) He could sing, dance, act, and direct--and he could do these all well. Gene Kelly majored in economics in college and went on to law school, but his love for movement and dance sent him to New York on a search for his destiny. He had hoped to find a job as a choreographer, but show business had different plans for this talented performer. Kelly made his debut in the musical,Leave It to Me in 1938, but didn't hit super stardom until he starred in Pal Joey on Broadway. This hit sent Kelly into the movie business.