About Gene Kelly
It has been claimed that the overall amount of Gene Kelly net worth reaches 10 million dollars, according to the current calculations. He was a popular actor, who was born in 1912 and passed away in 1996. In addition to his acting career, he was a dancer, singer, choreographer, film producer and director. All of these careers have added up a lot of revenues to the total estimate of Gene Kelly net worth, as well. Gene Kelly was known for his good looks, energetic dancing style and his likeable roles, which he played in various productions.
The actor is known for his appearances in such films as “Anchors Aweigh”, “Singin’ in the Rain” and “An American in Paris”. Gene Kelly appeared in numerous musical films up until the 1950s. In the 1940s, he appeared in many of them, examples of which include “On the Town”, “For Me and My Gal”, “The Three Musketeers”, “Du Barry Was a Lady” and “Thousands Cheer”. Thus, these films have also added up to the overall sum of Gene Kelly net worth. Gene Kelly appeared in some other films, which were not musicals, such as “What a Way to Go!” and “Inherit the Wind”.
In addition to his career as an actor, Gene Kelly worked as a film director and he usually appeared in the films which he directed, as well. One example of such films was “Hello, Dolly”. In 1969, this film became a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Gene Kelly is regarded as the one who changed the perception of ballet in the film industry as he made the ballet form of dancing commercially acceptable to film audiences.
In 1952, because of his career in the film industry, Gene Kelly was awarded an Academy Honorary Award. Gene Kelly became a recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute. Also, in 1982, he was presented with the lifetime achievement award in the Kennedy Center Honors. Thus, his career not only increased the overall size of Gene Kelly net worth, but also earned him awards and recognition. In 1999, his name appeared in the list of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, compiled by the American Film Institute, where his name appeared in the 15th place.
The actor was born in 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When he was eight years old, Gene Kelly started dancing lessons. At first, he did not enjoy it and dancing only later became his hobby. At that time, Gene Kelly dreamt of becoming a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates team. When he was 16 years old, Gene Kelly became a graduate of Peabody High School. He was studying at Pennsylvania State College but dropped out to earn money. He began to create his dancing routines and perform them in public. Eventually, dancing became one of the main sources of increasing the total size of Gene Kelly net worth.