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Gene Kelly

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sarah wales

on 28 February 2013

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Gene Kelly By Sarah Wales Eugene Curren Kelly was born on August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had five siblings and an actress for a mother. He Grew up acting,dancing, and singing. Kelly also loved playing baseball and wanted to play professionally when he grew up. He found that his dancing helped with sports and so he continued to do that. Gene Kelly grew up in the arts and so do I. He encourages me to continue to do what I love and someday I might be just as famous as he was if I keep trying. Kelly never gave up or quit, he kept doing what he was passionate about even when he was struggling. In 1929 Kelly planned on going to Pennsylvania State Collage, but his father suddenly lost his job and they started struggling financially. He decided to go to the University of Pittsburgh to help out his family and to save money. He then graduated in 1933.

I look up to this person because he helped out his family and gave up something of him for someone else, but he never gave up. In 1938 he went to New York on his own in search of jobs choreographing. Instead he found a job on Broadway and was soon offered a contract to work in Hollywood in 1940.

Even though he couldn't find the job he wanted, he settled for something else but ended up loving it and getting something better. My role model did so many different things during his career. He was a well known choreographer, dancer, singer, actor, and director. He directed and co- directed many movies and musicals and had many successes in his life. He directed about thirty musicals and also choreographed and acted in most of them. Gene Kelly had many accomplishments in his big career. He was the first person to film a musical in a real city. Movies were usually filmed in studios at that time, but Kelly wanted to try something different. The film was called On The Town. He also directed the movie Anchors Aweigh where it showed him dancing with a cartoon mouse. They filmed him dancing first and then a cartoon artist came in and put in the mouse. Kelly was one of the first people to bring dance into the movies. He noticed that the dance in the movies did not look the same on stage. He decided to create new movements that were meant for the cameras that was separate from the movements set for the stage. In the 1950s the movie musical phase faded in popularity. Interest in his work started going down. Gene Kelly decided to return to Broadway in 1958. On February 2, 1992 Gene Kelly died of a stroke. He was 83 years old when he passed away in Beverly Hills, California. I chose Gene Kelly to research because he loves what he does and he is very passionate. He never gave up or quit even when he was going through a hard time. He always believed in himself. He made a difference in the way dance was in the movies. Gene Kelly didn't just stick to one thing, he did many different talents.He was caring because he knew that his family was struggling financially when he was in college and he decided on his own to come home and help out. He was also responsible. He went to New York on his own because he wanted to make a career out of what he loved to do. Gene Kelly was very successful in his career because he tried. If he never had tried or loved the arts he probably never would have went out to look for a job and he would never have been famous. Gene Kelly was a dancer and choreographer. He also acted, sang, and directed many films. He grew up in Pennsylvania and later moved to New York after college. After performing on Broadway he moved to Hollywood to work in the movies. He produced many films and musicals during his career. E N E K E L L Y http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=SUIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Reference&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CK1618003331


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