A self-described “semi-retired ballet/ballroom dancer/choreographer/part-time instructor/studio owner,” blogger Sherri LeBlanc evidently has a great deal of affection for Fred Kelly, Gene’s brother. Here’s an excerpt from her post. Read the rest on Sherri’s blog, Reflections in Verse and Prose.
Years later, after Elizabeth became Queen, Gene was invited to give a command screening of his film An American in Paris. He had to arrive in England well before, for drilling in how to conduct himself with royalty. When the big moment of meeting came, the Queen jumped a long receiving line and rushed up to Gene. “Is it true that you are Fred Kelly’s brother?” she asked. This is another story Fred loves to tell for its reverse of the usual situation.