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Gene Kelly

Actor, Dancer (23-Aug-1912 — 2-Feb-1996)


Jeanine Basinger. Gene Kelly. Pyramid. 1976.

Clive Hirschhorn. Gene Kelly: A Biography. Chicago: Henry Regnery. 1975. 335pp.

Patricia Ward Kelly. Life's Too Short: A Story of Gene Kelly. PublicAffairs. 2002. 320pp. By Kelly's widow, on the 50th anniversary of Singin' in the Rain.

Sheridan Morley; Ruth Leon. Gene Kelly: A Celebration. London: Pavillion Books. 1996. A coffee-table book.

Tony Thomas. The Films of Gene Kelly, Song and Dance Man. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. 1974. 243pp.

Alvin Yudkoff. Gene Kelly: A Life of Dance and Dreams. New York and London: Back Stage Books. 1999. 262pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.761)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.367)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.816)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.253)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.308)

  12. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.257)

  13. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.177)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.295)

  15. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.263)

  16. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.298)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.228)

  18. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.463)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.394)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.273)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.14)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.319)

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