Tap Dance VideosThe only Hollywood clip of Gene Kelly dancing with his brother Fred
By TappingAndy Comments: 9, member since Tue Jun 26, 2012
On Tue Jun 26, 2012 03:10 PM
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Fred Kelly is the youngest of the five Kelly children. When Gene and Fred began taking dancing lessons at the ages of seven and four, it was Fred, not his famous hoofer brother, who actually liked it. As they got older, Fred and Gene performed as The Kelly Brothers on stages in the Pittsburgh area. When Gene left the Broadway show The Time of Your Life to star in Pal Joey, Fred replaced him. That year (1940), the show won both the Critics Choice Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, which was the first time a show won both prestigious awards.
One of Fred's favorite stories tells of being called to Buckingham Palace in 1944. As a Broadway star serving his turn in the Army, he was asked to teach the young Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth to dance. Years later, Gene was at the palace for a special screening of An American in Paris. Queen Elizabeth approached the film star saying, Oh, Mr. Kelly, is it true that you're the brother of Fred Kelly? Young brother Fred never let Gene live that one down!
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By chfls01 Comments: 17, member since Wed Jul 04, 2012
On Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:34 AM
You can tell they are related, they look a lot alike.