Widow reveals Gene Kelly's Cold War mission for JFK

By Philippe GRELARD and Eric RANDOLPH

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2022 AFP

©2023 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

"Gene saw his role as going out into the world and not only sharing the style of dance he created, but also breaking down barriers and expanding our ability to communicate. I wish he was around now," she said."

I second that.

Big Yen writes: "We tend to over-use words like "legend" "genius" and "star". Gene Kelly is all of those and more."

And I second that.

An amazing artist and, for once, a rare breed in the arts, like Sean Connery - a mans man.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I could go on forever on how talented this was. When he got up on that piano in An American in Paris, my jaw dropped. And 'I got Rhythm', that was awesome, and I have to wonder how he kept those kids interested the entire time. And Singing in Rain's 'Moses Supposes' Has to be remembered as just really cool, it reminded me that the rhythm today is still the same as yesterday. And finally, his use of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in an American in Paris may have been the most controversial, but certainly the most heart grasping; as he used it to express his love relationship, heartbreak and restoration. Absolutely brilliant artist for his generation and any other for that matter, or we wouldn't be talking about him today.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites