Courtney. Indianapolis.
I was born about 50 years too late.
Movies. TV. Books.
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I have a bit of a thing for Gene Kelly.

101 Facts about Gene Kelly - Part 9/10
Biggest disappointments of his career - MGM’s refusal to loan him out for Guys and Dolls (1955) and Pal Joey (1957), and that he could never star in a version of Cyrano de Bergerac
Turned down the chance to direct Cabaret (1972)
Became a father for the third time at the age of 52
Liked to read history books and biographies
It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) was originally written as a sequel to On the Town (1949) for him and Frank Sinatra
David O. Selznick envisioned him as a dramatic actor, and wanted him to give up musicals
Wasn’t originally going to star in Invitation to the Dance (1956)
Dance assistants, Carol Haney and Jeannie Coyne, worked with him through much of his career in musicals
Was always more interested in the creating of dances than the performing
Played the banjo in high school

101 Facts about Gene Kelly - Part 9/10

  • Biggest disappointments of his career - MGM’s refusal to loan him out for Guys and Dolls (1955) and Pal Joey (1957), and that he could never star in a version of Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Turned down the chance to direct Cabaret (1972)
  • Became a father for the third time at the age of 52
  • Liked to read history books and biographies
  • It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) was originally written as a sequel to On the Town (1949) for him and Frank Sinatra
  • David O. Selznick envisioned him as a dramatic actor, and wanted him to give up musicals
  • Wasn’t originally going to star in Invitation to the Dance (1956)
  • Dance assistants, Carol Haney and Jeannie Coyne, worked with him through much of his career in musicals
  • Was always more interested in the creating of dances than the performing
  • Played the banjo in high school

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