A beaming Gene Kelly holds his American Film Institute Life Achievement award at a photo session.

A beaming Gene Kelly holds his American Film Institute Life Achievement award at a photo session.

A beaming Gene Kelly holds his American Film Institute Life Achievement award at a photo session before he was honored 3/7/1985. Kelly, famed as an actor, singer, dancer and choreographer has also distinguished himself behind-the-scenes as a producer and director of motion pictures, TV and the Broadway stage. (UPI Poto/Glenn Waggner/Files)