Eugene Curran Kelly was a unique presence in the movies. Ofcourse there were other dancer/performers like Fred Astaire but Kelly brought a likeable American swagger to his work that won you over the moment he appeared on screen.
His work was also experimental and innovative - most notably integrating live action dance with animation in Anchors Aweigh (1945). Unforgettable performances in Easter Parade (1948) On The Town (1949), An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952) established him as one of the most iconic stars of the 40's and 50's.
rare photo without his hairpiece
With Natalie Wood