100 Reasons to Celebrate Gene Kelly #3: His Wide Appeal and Ability to Inspire

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Reasons to Celebrate Gene Kelly.

We’re still counting down to Gene Kelly’s centennial, August 23, 2012. Today, two more fans celebrate:

“I have always loved Gene Kelly’s films, but I’m amazed at how much my daughter admires and appreciates him. At 10 years old, she’s a huge fan, and it’s great to see that Gene hasn’t lost his appeal! His musicals are so lively and fun that they reach out to young viewers and draw them in, and I think that’s one very important reason that movies like Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and On the Town (1951) are still so popular today.” — Jennifer Garlen, independent scholar, writer, and speaker in Huntsville, Alabama.

Gene Kelly is in inspiration to all and should be introduced to young ones so they can become inspired to be the same! He was an amazing person who strived to do what he loved, someone who never gave up on his dream! — Danielle B.

More inspired fans of Gene below. All ages. From all walks of life.


At Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, CA

Disney World, Florida

Disney World, Paris

Singin’ in the Rain on Men of a Certain Age

Gene with the Crew from Cats Don’t Dance (1997)

Gene with Kermit the Frog

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