e. c. kelly

Kelly

[kel-ee]
noun
1.
Ellsworth, born 1923, U.S. painter and sculptor.
2.
Emmett (Leo) 1898–1979, U.S. circus clown and pantomimist.
3.
Eugene Curran [kur-uhn, kuhr-] , ("Gene") 1912–96, U.S. dancer, choreographer, actor, and director.
4.
George (Edward) 1887–1974, U.S. playwright and actor.
5.
Grace Patricia (Princess grace of Monaco) 1929–82, U.S. actress: married Prince Rainier III of Monaco 1956.
6.
Walt, 1913–73, U.S. cartoonist.
7.
Also, Kellie. a male or female given name.
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Kelly (ˈkɛlɪ)
 
n
1.  Gene, full name Eugene Curran Kelly. 1912--96, US dancer, choreographer, film actor, and director. His many films include An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952)
2.  Grace. 1929--82, US film actress. Her films included High Noon (1952) and High Society (1956). She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and died following a car crash
3.  Ned. 1855--80, Australian horse and cattle thief and bushranger, active in Victoria: captured by the police and hanged
4.  game as Ned Kelly, as game as Ned Kelly See game

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Kelly
common Irish surname, from O.Ir. ceallach "war." As a type of pool played with 15 balls, it is attested from 1898. Kelly green first recorded 1936.
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