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Mr. Twinkletoes: Remembering Gene Kelly

He choreographed. He directed. He danced. He delighted. Starting this Sunday, March 3, PBS presents Gene Kelly: An American Life, part of the network's American Masters series. The program features interviews, timelines, and of course, lots of dancing! From the PBS Website:

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"Timeless, effortless, elegant and indelible as the 50th anniversary of Singin' In the Rain approaches, Gene Kelly's body of work still thrives and still thrills. With films that also include An American in Paris, Summer Stock, On the Town and Brigadoon, Kelly revived the movie musical and redefined dance on screen, bringing with him an inspired sensibility and an original vitality. His choreography and his performances were relaxed but compelling, innovative but highly accessible and, ultimately, magical. He endeared himself to audiences and had a profound, eternal impact on the craft. Among the most beloved stars of Hollywood's golden age, Kelly's career remains one of the most surprising."

The program will be aired several times in different regions throughout early March. To learn more about Kelly's life and work, view additional footage from the documentary, and find schedule information in your area, visit

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