Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Gene Nelson was born on this date in 1920. He is considered by many in the know, to be Hollywood's finest male dancer. Yes, even over Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

He starred in many films with the beloved Doris Day and was also Will Parker in the movie of Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!.

And he was featured in Stephen Sondheim's ground-breaking FOLLIES on Broadway. Gene died Sep 16, 1996

1 comment:

raelene said...

I think Gene Nelson was a great dancer and extremely underated. Also unlucky enough to be in the Astaire/Kelly era.
Raelene Australia