How are you connected to "Singin' In the Rain" star Gene Kelly?

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Hi WikiTreers,

Eugene Curran KellyThe featured "anchor person" in the global tree this month is Gene Kelly, singer, dancer, actor extraordinaire and star of the musical "Singin' in the Rain".

Thank you to Jamie Nelson and the other Connectors for adding his genealogy as part of this month's Connection Combat: April Showers Showdown - Gene Kelly vs Al Roker.

To see how closely you are connected, click to the Connection Finder and select him from the row of anchor people at the bottom.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
33 degrees through my Dad.

Gene Kelly has always been one of my favorites. Love those old movies!! :-)

2 Answers

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Gene Kelly is 39 degrees from me on my husband's side of the family.
by Diane Bezeau G2G6 Mach 1 (18.4k points)
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36 degrees through my maternal line, if you follow the paper trail.

 

However, I have a shorter alternative pathway of 6 degrees -

Me > my mother, Dixie Harris Heath > her mother, Ruth Ernestine Williams > her brother, Guinn Williams, Jr > worked on You'll Never Get Rich with Fred Astaire > who worked on Ziegfeld Follies with Gene Kelly
by Kathleen Heath G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)
Oh, I should point out that the 36 degrees is through my mother's birth mother.  While the alternative is through my mother's adoptive mother.

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