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About Tap Dancer Fred Kelly

A profile and fan site with photos, videos, and biographical information about professional tap dancer, choreographer, and tap dancing instructor Fred Kelly.

NAME: Fred Kelly
FULL NAME: Fred N. Kelly
DATE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1916
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1916
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
EDUCATION: University of Pittsburg
DATE OF DEATH: March 15, 2000
PLACE OF DEATH: Tucson, Arizona, United States
FATHER: James Patrick Kelly (born in Canada)
MOTHER: Harriet Curran Kelly
BROTHERS: Eugene "Gene" Kelly and James Kelly
SISTERS: Joan Kelly and Louise Kelly
CHILDREN: Michael Kelly and Colleen Beaman

Fred Kelly won three Tony awards.

VIDEO:
I Love to Go Swimin' With Women
Fred performed only one on-screen dance with his brother Gene, "I Love to Go Swimmin With Wimmen." from Deep in My Heart (1955) Fred and Gene modified a step created by the Irish-born step dancer who standardized tap dancing, Maximillian Ford. The original step is the "Maxi Ford;" the revised one is called the "Kelly Maxi Ford," both terms that are still used today

VIDEO:
The Teacher's Teacher "Fred Kelly" Tap Dancing in 1972

Bios and Profiles of Fred Kelly
- Performing Arts Database "Fred Kelly" Bio
- Trip Down Memory Lane "Fred Kelly" Article

Obituaries of Fred Kelly
- Los Angeles Times Fred Kelly Obituary
- New York Times Fred Kelly Obituary
- Playbill Fred Kelly Obituary

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