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Eventually, though, he decided to pursue his career as a dance teacher and entertainer full-time and so dropped out of law school after two months.
At this time, he worked up dance routines with his younger brother Fred in order to earn prize money in local talent contests.His future wife Betsy Blair was a member of the cast; they began dating and were married on October 16, 1941.In 1940, he was given the leading role in Rodgers and Hart's Pal Joey, again choreographed by Robert Alton, and this role propelled him to stardom.The result was Pas de Dieux, based on Greek mythology combined with the music of George Gershwin's Concerto in F.It was a major success, and led to his being honored with the Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur by the French Government.A second location was opened in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1933.
While still an undergraduate student and later as a student at Pitt's School of Law, Gene was a teacher at the dance studio.
Kelly appeared in six of the sketches, one of which, "La Cumparsits," became the basis of an extended Spanish number in Anchors Aweigh eight years later.
His first Broadway assignment, in November 1938, was as a dancer in Cole Porter's Leave It to Me!
During its run he told reporters: "I don't believe in conformity to any school of dancing. While I am a hundred percent for ballet technique, I use only what I can adapt to my own use.
I never let technique get in the way of mood or continuity." It was at this time also, that his phenomenal commitment to rehearsal and hard work was noticed by his colleagues.
Kelly did not return to stage work until his MGM contract ended in 1957, and in 1958 he directed Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical play Flower Drum Song.