1985 Gene Kelly Tribute

The 13th AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Gene Kelly at a Gala Tribute on March 7, 1985, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

At the Gala Tribute, a multitude of guests and presenters gathered to celebrate Kelly. Presenters included Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Richard Brandt, Leslie Caron, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Betty Garrett, Kathryn Grayson, Gregory Hines, Shirley MacLaine, Steve Martin, Olivia Newton-John, the Nicholas Brothers, Donald O’Connor, Carl Reiner, Debbie Reynolds and James Stewart. The AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Kelly by George Stevens, Jr.