Once upon a time, in Gene’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he worked as a dancing instructor in his family’s dance training academy.
Less known, probably, is the fact that Gene had some helpers behind the scenes devising his spectacular routines — certainly many geniuses have valuable partners — and that he eventually married one of them, the vivacious and gracious dancer named Jeanne Coyne, who was born on this date, February 28, 1923.
Best known today for his performances in films such as An American in Paris (1951), Anchors Aweigh (1945), and Singin' in the Rain (1952), he starred in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s.
He starred in many musical films throughout the 1940s, including For Me and My Gal (1942), Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), Thousands Cheer (1943), The Three Musketeers (1948) and On the Town (1949).
INTERACTIVE TOUR | PART ONE How to Help: A list of some groups we interacted with directly while working on this week's show.
The refugee camps in Greece are in a crazy variety of places: an abandoned beach resort, an Olympic baseball stadium, a highway rest stop, the grounds of an old psychiatric hospital.