1985: Gene Kelly
13th AFI Life Achievement Award

Gene Kelly was the thirteenth recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award on March 7, 1985.



Gene Kelly joins Eydie Gormet and Steve Laurence for a television spectacular.



Mr. James Patrick Kelly and Mrs. Harriet Kelly with their children: (front row) Fred, Jim, Gene; (back row) Jay, Louise.



Gene Kelly with MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer.



The talented Gene Kelly was a dancer, a singer, an actor, a director and an accomplished choreographer.



A portrait of Gene Kelly by Sid Avery.



Gene Kelly leading a rehersal for DUBARRY WAS A LADY (1943) on the MGM lot.



Gene Kelly clowning with Stanley Donen and Arthur Freed on the MGM lot.



Gene Kelly, Vincent Minelli and Arthur Freed. The star, director and producer of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) celebrate at the wrap party.


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