Popular dancer starred in the classic 'Singin' in the Rain' in 1952
Became involved in the Cap and Gown Club while in college, a group which staged and produced original comedic musical productions
I made ballet a commercial success - you can see me dancing in some of my films like An American in Paris.
Married three times, his first marriage to actress Betsy Blair lasted for 15 years.
Debbie Reynolds co-starred with him in Singin' in the Rain.