His maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Derry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), and his maternal grandmother was of German ancestry.Tragic: Hollywood legend Gene Kelly's grandson Seamus Camp, 15, suddenly collapsed at a school sports event and died days later.Debbie described how Fred Astaire found her sobbing under the rehearsal piano.She said, “He asked me why I was crying, and I told him dancing was so hard, I thought I was going to die.” But Fred just told her that feeling meant she was doing something right.And a lesser woman might have cracked under the pressure. She said, “My father had raised me to never start a job unless I planned on finishing it, and I was determined to do my damnedest.
He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors (1982), and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute.
After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at age 20, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television.
In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo, which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954.
and other fantastic films has passed away — less than twenty-four hours after daughter Carrie Fisher’s death.
As news of her death spread around, tons of celebrities and friends gave their touching condolences for the incredible performer. Debbie Reynolds didn’t become the star she was by pure luck. And her time in , Debbie said, “I had three months to learn what Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor had been doing for years.” So Debbie got to work.
Much has been written about Grace Kelly, aka Princess Grace of Monaco, and the temptation has often been to rip off the cool covers of her beauty to reveal the hot-blooded creature beneath.