Singer, Dancer And Actress Paula Kelly Dies At 76 – Broadway dancer and actress Paula Kelly has died Sunday at age of 76.
Singer, Dancer And Actress Paula Kelly Dies At 76 | Broadway Dancer Paula Kelly Cause Of Death:
Paula Kelly’s death is confirmed by close friends on social media and a report at BroadwayWorld.
Paula Kelly’s cause of death is not revealed.
Paula Kelly made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, with Barbara Cook.
Paula Kelly’s Broadway credits such as — The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills’ Story Theatre (1971), Ovid’s Metamorphoses (1971), and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies (1981) with Gregory Hines and Phyllis Hyman.
Born October 21, 1943, in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of a jazz musician, Paula Kelly’s family moved to Harlem in NYC, where she grew up.
Paula Kelly Films | Paula Kelly’s Husband And Children:
Paula Kelly appeared in films including Sweet Charity, The Andromeda Strain, Cool Breeze, Top of the Heap, Trouble Man, Soylent Green, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Three Tough Guys, Lost in the Stars, Uptown Saturday Night, Drum, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Bank Robber, Drop Squad, Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored.
Paula Kelly appeared on the London stage in Sweet Charity, for which she won the London Variety Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Paula Kelly married British born director Don Chaffey in 1985. Paula Kelly and her husband Don Chaffey had one child together before Don Chaffey died in 1990.
Paula Kelly performed a duet with show-biz legend Gene Kelly on his 1966 special “Gene Kelly in New York, New York” and also appeared in Quincy Jones’s star-studded 1973 special “Duke Ellington… We Love You Madly.”
In 1968, Paula Kelly performed a show-stopping solo dance set to the song “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the 41st Academy Awards.
Paula Kelly also showed off her dancer’s body on the pages of Playboy in an artful shoot by Lawrence Schiller.
Paula Kelly is survived by her daughter with Chaffey.