WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Thursday, August 23: Gene Kelly's 100th
Profile America — Thursday, August 23rd. Today marks the 100th birthday of one of the nation's most popular entertainers of the 1940s and '50s — dancer, movie director and producer, choreographer, singer and actor Gene Kelly. Kelly, a powerful and athletic dancer, is perhaps best remembered for two movies—"An American In Paris," and "Singin' in The Rain." He was a dominant force in Hollywood musicals for the better part of 20 years and received many prestigious awards, including the Kennedy Center honors and an honorary Academy Award for his innovative work in motion pictures. In the U.S. today, there are 182,000 people making their living as singers, musicians, and related professions, such as dancers. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 415
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 616
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet a http://www.census.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau