| Category: Modern & Contemporary
Gene Kelly (1912–1996) was known for his energetic and athletic style of dancing. He was a major force during the 1940s and 50s. He is most well known for his performance in Singing in the Rain (1952) as well as being codirector, lead star, and choreographer of that movie. Kelly also was the first to use an animated character as a dancing partner on the screen.
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