Related Information for Gene Kelly Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer.Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen.Although he is known today for his performances in An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952), he was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid-1940s until this art form fell o.. read more