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Gene Kelly

Born: August 23, 1912, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: February 2, 1996 (aged 83), Beverly Hills, California

Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer, and choreographer. A major exponent of 20th century filmed dance, Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen.

What do you know about Gene Kelly?  Lights, camera, and action this Alan's FUN Movie & TV Stars Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. In 1931 Kelly enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh where he joined the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. In 1933, what degree did he earn?

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and Dance
  • Bachelor of Science in History

2. While attending college, what business did his family begin?

  • Acting studio
  • Dancing studio
  • Recording studio

3. His first Broadway assignment, in November 1938, was as a dancer in a Cole Porter's play. What was the play?

  • Leave It to Me!
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy

4. Who did he marry October 16, 1941?

  • Betsy Blair
  • Jeanne Coyne
  • Patricia Ward

5. MGM for his first motion picture: For Me and My Gal (1942).  Who did he play opposite?

  • Lucille Ball
  • Gale Gordon
  • Judy Garland

6. It became one of the most successful films of 1945 and it garnered Kelly his first and only Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. What was the movie?

  • Cover Girl
  • Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Anchors Aweigh

7. Who was NOT a star in Singin' in the Rain (1952)?

  • Donald O'Connor
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Mildred Ann Hill

8. An American in Paris won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and, in the same year, Kelly was presented with an honorary Academy Award for his contribution to film musicals and the art of choreography.

  • Fact or Myth?

9. Kelly died in his sleep at 8.15 a.m., in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 83, after a stroke, he had previously suffered a stroke the year before.

  • Fact or Myth?

10. Where is Gene Kelly buried?

  • Cremated, ashes given to family or friends
  • Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Babylon, New York
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California

Check Your Answers


Gene Kelly [Answers]

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  2. Dancing studio
  3. Leave It to Me!
  4. Betsy Blair
  5. Judy Garland
  6. Anchors Aweigh
  7. Mildred Ann Hill
  8. Fact
  9. Fact
  10. Cremated, ashes given to family or friends

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