Really, what else can one say? A tireless taskmaster? Well, yeah. Magician on screen? You betcha. He brought athleticism to choreography and Hollywood musicals were never the same. Fellas may still scoff at spontaneous sing and dance on screen, but Kelly was no manicured dandy: in a scrape you still got the feeling that he was a guy who could, quite unquestionably, kick your arse.
And sexy? Yeah, he had that base covered too.
The immensely talented dancer/actor/singer/director would have been 98 years old today, and its only fitting that the Pictorial recognize his incalculable contributions to the art of the movie musical with my own personal favorite Kelly moment: