After hearing that Gene Kelly's widow/biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly, was finally bringing her unique show, GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY -- AN EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY, to New York City I was ecstatic.
I couldn't wait to buy my ticket to learn more about the man and the performer from the person who knew him best.
Speaking now of her big break Caron ponders: "The more I say it, the more it does sound like a fairytale. I think all the girls in Hollywood wanted to play that part – all the ones that could dance." Yet it was the 17-year-old Caron upon whom Kelly had set his heart, so she was promptly screen-tested and, to her utter disbelief, whisked off to Hollywood three days after being offered the part.
The pixie-featured Caron is mesmerising in the film, in both her acting and her dancing (wonderfully choreographed by Kelly); the coy embodiment of French charm and elegance, she provides perfect counterbalance to the dashing Kelly's cocksure American swagger.
Here's an easy question for you: Can you name a legendary dancer and innovative choreographer who also successfully directed movies, and whose athleticism, masculinity and exuberance won audiences' hearts the world over each time his magical gifts leapt onto the silver screen? His magic was palpable every time he dazzled us on the screen.
Classics such as "On the Town", "An American In Paris" and the musical of musicals, "Singin' in the Rain" were phenomenons yesterday and still are today.
Kelly using her mix of rare and familiar film clips, unreleased audio clips from conversations with her husband, while adding her own thoughtful commentary to give us a behind-the-scenes look at her husband. The first time the Kelly's met was in 1985, when Patricia Ward was 26 and her future husband was 73.From online or printed sources and from publicly accessible databases.It is believed to be correct at the time of inputting and is presented here in good faith.As we’re getting closer to legendary Hollywood dancer Gene Kelly’s centennial, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York is honoring him with its series, Invitation to the Dance: Gene Kelly, a 23-film retrospective that honors his legacy...As we’re getting closer to legendary Hollywood dancer Gene Kelly’s centennial, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York is honoring him with its series, Invitation to the Dance: Gene Kelly, a 23-film retrospective that honors his legacy as a dancer, actor, film director, and choreographer on the big screen.
In this At present, Kerry and her husband, Jack Novick, work as child psychologists in Michigan.