Birthday love to Gene Kelly! Here are some of his radio performances shared by my dear pal, Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Seeing these brightened my day and I’m more than happy to pass them along 🙂 Cant wsit to listen to him in Suspense, one of my favorite radio shows! Thanks, Aurora…I didn’t know hed performed in it! What a treat!

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There’s little else I’d rather be doing on August 23rd than watching Gene Kelly dancing in any number of memorable musicals in Technicolor. When you have to work, however, that preference is replaced by the next best thing – radio. Mr. Kelly would have celebrated a birthday today and I’ve put together a few of his radio appearances in celebration. I don’t think you’ll mind my sharing them. Here’s Gene Kelly on the radio.

We kick things off with the Screen Guild Theatre production of “For Me and My Gal” in which Gene co-stars with Judy Garland:

Next is Gene’s guest spot on “The Kate Smith Hour,” which really ran for half an hour:

Now, it’s the Studio One presentation of “To Mary with Love”:

Three episodes of Suspense! I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s particularly entertaining to listen to Gene Kelly in a genre he wasn’t recognized for:

“Thieves Fall…

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