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He had been hired by Robert Alton, who had staged a show at the Pittsburgh Playhouse where he was impressed by Kelly's teaching skills.When Alton moved on to choreograph One for the Money he hired Kelly to act, sing, and dance in eight routines.
He entered Pennsylvania State College as a journalism major, but the 1929 crash forced him to work to help his family.The venture proved a success, Kelly being retained for seven years until his departure for New York.Kelly eventually decided to pursue a career as a dance teacher and full-time entertainer, so he dropped out of law school after two months.His father was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Irish-Canadian family.His maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Derry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), and his maternal grandmother was of German ancestry.He created dance routines with his younger brother Fred to earn prize money in local talent contests. His family opened a dance studio in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
In 1932, they renamed it The Gene Kelly Studio of the Dance and opened a second location in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1933.
He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors (1982), and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute.
In 1999, the American Film Institute also numbered him 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema list.
One of the most celebrated dancers to ever grace the big screen, Gene Kelly was instrumental in showing American audiences that dance could be both graceful and athletic.
The legendary singer/actor/hoofer/choreographer is best known for the title song and dance routine from 1952's 'Singin' in the Rain,' but Kelly made an indelible mark in many other movie musicals, mainly during the 1940s and '50s.
He also acted in non-musical films and television shows, and directed several movies (including 'A Guide for the Married Man' and 'Hello Dolly') and TV specials, but his incredible dancing understandably overshadowed the rest of his career.