Pilot #5

Gene Kelly

b.8/23/1912   Pittsburgh, PA

Mother was an accomplished actress off and on Broadway Gene worked as a Dance Instructor to pay for tuition as performing arts major at Penn State University First supporting role in a Broadway musical “Leave it to Me” 1936 First leading role in Broadway musical “Pal Joey” 1940 First romantic leading role in a Broadway musical “For Me and My Gal” (co-star with Judy Garland) 1942 Begins cinematic acting career in Hollywood with “Cover Girl” (co-starring Rita Hayworth) 1944 Academy Award nomination Best Actor “Anchors Aweigh” 1945 Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement 1981 Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award 1982 American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award 1985 First cinematic movie “Cover Girl” 1944


Cover Girl, Pilot #5, Thousands Cheer, Christmas Holiday, Anchors Aweigh, Ziegfeld Follies, The Pirate, The Three Musketeers, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, On the Town, An American in Paris, Singing in the Rain, Brigadoon, Invitation to Dance, The Happy Road, Inherit the Wind, White Way to Go, Hello Dolly, Viva Knievel, That’s Entertainment II, Renegade, That’s Dancing