Biografia de Gene Kelly

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Dados Pessoais

Nome: Eugene Curran Kelly
Nascimento e local: 23/08/1912, Pittsburgh, PA
Morte e local: 02/02/1996, Beverly Hills, CA, AVC
Ocupação: ator, dançarino, cantor, diretor, produtor e coreógrafo
Nacionalidade: Americano
Casamentos: Betsy Blair, Jeanne Coyne e Patricia Ward
Filhos: Kerry, Bridget, Tim

Biografia

Ator, diretor, cantor e um dos dois maiores coreógrafos que o mundo das artes já conheceu. Nasceu em 1912 em Pittsburgh, tendo estudado Economia antes de começar a dançar em 1937, com seu irmão Fred. Em 1937 ele estreava na Broadway com a peça “Leave It To me”. Poucos anos depois foi visto pelo produtor David O. Selzinick, e convidado a estrelar um musical ao lado de Judy Garland. Foi em 1942, no filme “For me and my gal”. Em seguida vieram sucessos como Pilot n. 5, Du Barry Was a Lady e Thousands Cheer. Em 1945 Gene recebeu sua primeira indicação ao Oscar de melhor ator, por seu papel em Marujos do Amor, Ziegfeld Follies, Living in a Big Way, Pirate, Três Mosqueteiros, Summer Stock, e outros. Em 1951, uniu-se a Vincent Minelli para fazer Sinfonia de Paris, um filme “desenhado” nos mínimos detalhes, e que acabou levando 7 Oscars no ano. Gene ganhou um prêmio especial por sua versatilidade como ator, cantor e dançarino.

Seu maior sucesso sem dúvida alguma é Singin in the rain, a história baseada na passagem do cinema mudo para o falado, com altas doses de comédia e romance. A imagem do cantor sapateando no meio da chuva é sem dúvida alguma uma das mais famosas da história do cinema.

Depois do sucesso estrondoso de Singin in the rain, Gene mudou-se para a Alemanha e depois para a Inglaterra. Quando voltou aos Estados Unidos sua carreira já não era a mesma: fez alguns filmes como Brigadoon, dirigiu It’s always fair weather e também The Happy Road. Em 1957 foi dispensado pela MGM, que não tinha mais planos de fazer musicais. Suas aparições nas telas ficariam cada vez mais escassas, mesmo dirigindo ou atuando em alguns filmes. 1980 trouxe seu último filme, Xanadu, ao lado de Olívia Newton John. Dentre as estrelas e astros que dançaram com ele estão Cyd Charisse, Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, The Nicholas Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds, Vera Ellen e Donald O’Connor. Na década de 90 chegou a ser consultor de dança da cantora Madonna, em sua turnê Girl Show.

Filmografia

DIRETOR
1. That’s Entertainment! II (1976) as Director (New Sequences).
2. The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) as Director.
3. Hello, Dolly! (1969) as Director.
4. A Guide for the Married Man (1967) as Director.
5. Gigot (1962) as Director.
6. The Tunnel of Love (1958) as Director.
7. The Happy Road (1957) as Director.
8. Invitation to the Dance (1956) as Director.
9. It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) as Director.
10. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) as Director.
11. On the Town (1949) as Director.

ATOR
12. That’s Entertainment! III (1994) as Host; Song Performer.
13. That’s Entertainment! III (1994)
14. Infant of Paradise: Alexandre Trauner & the Development of Film Production Design (1993) as Himself.
15. MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) as (Archival Footage).
16. That’S Dancing! (1985) as Narration.
17. Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983) as Himself (Archival Footage).
18. Reporters (1981)
19. Xanadu (1980) as Danny Mcguire.
20. Viva Knievel! (1977) as Will Atkins.
21. That’s Entertainment! II (1976) as Narration.
22. It’s Showtime (1976) as Himself.
23. That’s Entertainment! (1974) as Narration.
24. 40 Carats (1973) as Billy Boylan.
25. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1968) as Andy Miller .
26. What a Way To Go! (1964) as Jerry Benson .
27. Inherit the Wind (1960) as E. K. Hornbeck .
28. Let’s Make Love (1960) as Himself .
29. Marjorie Morningstar (1958) as Noel Airman, also known as Noel Ehrman .
30. The Happy Road (1957) as Mike Andrews .
31. Les Girls (1957) as Barry Nichols .
32. Invitation to the Dance (1956) as The clown “Circus”/The marine, “Ring Around the Rosy”/Sinbad, “Sinbad the Sailor” .
33. It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) as Ted Riley .
34. Deep in My Heart (1954) as [performer in] “Dancing Around” .
35. Crest of the Wave (1954) as Lieutenant Bradville, U.S. Navy .
36. Brigadoon (1954) as Tommy Albright .
37. It’s a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Icarus Xenophon .
38. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) as Don Lockwood .
39. Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) as Himself .
40. The Devil Makes Three (1952) as Capt. Jeff Eliot .
41. An American in Paris (1951) as Jerry Mulligan .
42. Summer Stock (1950) as Joe D. Ross .
43. Black Hand (1950) as Johnny Columbo .
44. On the Town (1949) as Gabey .
45. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) as Eddie O’Brien .
46. Words and Music (1948) as .
47. The Three Musketeers (1948) as D’Artagnan .
48. The Pirate (1948) as Serafin also known as Macoco .
49. Living in a Big Way (1947) as Leo Gogarty .
50. Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Himself in “The Babbitt and Bromide” .
51. Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Joseph Brady .
52. Christmas Holiday (1944) as Robert Manette .
53. The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Victor [Labiche] .
54. Cover Girl (1944) as Danny McGuire .
55. Thousands Cheer (1944) as Pvt. Eddy Marsh .
56. Pilot #5 (1943) as Vito S. Alessandro .
57. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Alec Howe/Black Arrow .
58. For Me and My Gal (1942) as Harry Palmer .

ROTEIRISTA
59. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) as Story.

PRODUTOR
60. The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) as Producer.
61. The Happy Road (1957) as Executive Producer.

MUSICA
62. Object of My Affection, The (1998) as Song Performer (“You Were Meant For Me”).
63. Xanadu (1980) as Song Performer (“Whenever You’Re Away From Me”).
64. The Happy Road (1957) as Composer.

DANÇARINO
65. Cats Don’t Dance (1997) as Choreography.
66. What a Way To Go! (1964) as Choreography.
67. Invitation to the Dance (1956) as Choreography.
68. It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) as Dances and mus numbers staged by.
69. Brigadoon (1954) as Choreography.
70. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) as Mus numbers staged and dir.
71. An American in Paris (1951) as Choreography.
72. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) as Mus numbers staged by.
73. The Pirate (1948) as Dance Director.
74. Living in a Big Way (1947) as Dance seq created and dir by.
75. Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Dance seq created by.
76. Cover Girl (1944) as Choreography.

DIRETOR DE ARTE
77. Badman’s Country (1958) as Art Director.
78. Mulholland Dr. (2001) as Propmaker.
79. The Lonesome Trail (1955) as Set Design.

VÁRIOS
80. Bert Rigby, You’Re A Fool (1989)
81. Bert Rigby, You’Re A Fool (1989)
82. Newsies (1992) as Special Thanks.
83. First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, The (1995)
84. Legend to Legend Night (1993)
85. Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1991)
86. Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)
87. You’re the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)
88. Christmas at the Movies (1990) as Host.
89. Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown (1988)
90. Movie Palaces, The (1987) as Narration.
91. James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987)
92. Movie Palaces, The (1987) as Host.
93. 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986) as Presenter.
94. Liberty Weekend (1986)
95. American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly, The (1985)
96. Swan Lake (1985) as Host.
97. Dom DeLuise and Friends (1983)
98. Marx Brothers in a Nutshell, The (1982) as Arration.
99. World of Entertainment, The (1982) as Host.
100. Opryland: Night of Stars and Future Stars (1981) as Host.
101. American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire, The (1981)
102. Sinatra — The First 40 Years (1980)
103. Debby Boone: The Same Old Brand New Me (1980)
104. Lucy Moves to NBC (1980)
105. Olivia Newton-John’s Hollywood Nights (1980)
106. Las Vegas: Palace of Stars (1979) as Host.
107. Tribute to “Mr. Television,” Milton Berle, A (1978)
108. Gene Kelly… An American in Pasadena (1978) as Host.
109. Dick Cavett’s Backlot USA (1976) as Guest.
110. First 50 Years, The (1976)
111. 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1976) as Master Of Ceremonies.
112. Dorothy Hamill Special, The (1976)
113. Steve and Eydie: Our Love Is Here to Stay (1975)
114. World of Magic, The (1975) as Guest.
115. Sandy Duncan Show, The (1974)
116. Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973)
117. Frank Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back (1973)
118. Funny Side, The (1971) as Host.
119. Gene Kelly’s Wonderful World of Girls (1970) as Host.
120. 1968 Hollywood Stars of Tomorrow (1968) as Host.
121. Gene Kelly Show, The (1959) as Host.
122. Gene Kelly Pontiac Special, The (1959) as Host.
123. 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1994) as Camera.
124. 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1993) as Camera.
125. Line in the Sand: What Did America Win?, A (1991) as Studio Camera.
126. Sins (1986) as Eric Hovland.
127. North and South (1985) as Senator Edwards.
128. Jack And The Beanstalk (1967) as Director.
130. Jack And The Beanstalk (1967) as Producer.

CURTAS
131. LION ROARS AGAIN, THE (1975)
132. That’s Entertainment! (Gala Premiere) (1974)
133. Just One More Time (1974)
134. Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) (1955)
135. M-G-M’s 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (In the Greatness of Cinemascope) (1955)
136. LOVE IS NOTHING BUT A RACKET (1955)
137. Screen Actors (1950)
138. The Costume Designer (1950)

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