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Gene Kelly Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Gene Kelly Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth August 23, 1912
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death February 2, 1996

Gene Kelly was an American actor, filmmaker, dancer, singer, choreographer, and comedian whose most memorable film credits include Singin’ in the Rain (1952), An American in Paris (1951), Anchors Aweigh (1945), Inherit the Wind (1960), etc.

Born Name

Eugene Curran Kelly

Nick Name

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly as seen in 1943
Gene Kelly as seen in 1943 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

Gene was born on August 23, 1912.

Died

He passed away on February 2, 1996, in California at the old age of 83 years following a series of strokes.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Actor, Singer, Dancer, Filmmaker, Choreographer, Comedian

Net Worth

Gene’s net worth was $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Muscular

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Gene had dated –

  1. Doris Lilly
  2. Joan Kelly
  3. Barbara Stanwyck
  4. Gloria Vanderbilt
  5. Betsy Blair (1940-1957) – Actress Betsy Blair was his first wife, whom he married on September 22, 1941. The couple welcomed a daughter named Kerry Kelly (b. 1942) together before getting divorced on April 3, 1957.
  6. Martha Hyer
  7. Barbara Nichols (1958)
  8. Jeanne Coyne (1960-1973) – The Cover Girl (1944) actor was married to Jeanne Coyne from August 6, 1960, until Coyne’s death on May 10, 1973. The couple shared 2 children together named Bridget Kelly (b. 1964) and Timothy Kelly (b. 1962).
  9. Patricia Ward (1990-1996) – He married Patricia Ward, who was 47 years younger to him, on July 20, 1990. The couple were together until his death in 1996.
Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Gene Kelly seen in a lobby card for the film Singin' in the Rain
Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Gene Kelly seen in a lobby card for the film Singin’ in the Rain (Metro Goldwyn Mayer / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had Irish (75%) and German (25%) ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Energetic dancing style
  • Scar on the left side of his face
  • Chin dimple
Gene Kelly as seen in 1986
Gene Kelly as seen in 1986 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Gene Kelly Facts

  1. In 1997, he was included in the list of ‘Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time’ at #26 by Empire Magazine.
  2. Gene was a role model to stars like Jackie Chan, Heath Ledger, David Carradine, etc.
  3. He was included in the long list of movie stars mentioned in Madonna‘s popular song, Vogue.

Featured Image by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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