Popular dancer who starred in the 1952 classic film, Singin' in the Rain. Although his musical style stopped being popular in the 1950s, he received the Academy Honorary Award in 1952.
He made ballet a commercial success with the film, An American in Paris.
Debbie Reynolds co-starred with him in Singin' in the Rain.
He became involved in the Cap and Gown Club while in college, a group which staged and produced original comedic musical productions.
He married three times. His first marriage to actress Betsy Blair lasted for 15 years.
- The meaning of the name Kelly: Bright-headed