Death of Gene Kelly

August 23, 1912 - February 2, 1996
Beverly Hills, California | Age 83

Hollywood's King of Dance dies at 83
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Hollywood is mourning the death of arguably the greatest dancer in the history of cinema, Gene Kelly. The legendary hoofer and star of more than 40 films died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Beverly Hills on 2 February. He was 83.

His third wife, Patricia, was at his side. Kelly had been in remarkably good health until suffering a severe stroke in July 1994.

The former soda jerk and ditch digger from Pittsburg vied with Fred Astaire for the title of the cinema's king...

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