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George Edward Kelly was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch-Bearers and The Show-Off.
Born: January 16, 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 18, 1974, Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Parents: John Henry Kelly
Movies: Craig's Wife, Harriet Craig, The Show Off, The Show-Off
Albums: Swing Time, Plays the Music of Don Redman, Mixes
Lived: Concord Hotel, 130 E. 40th St., cross Lexington Avenue
226 West 47th Street
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA

George Edward Kelly was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch-Bearers (1922) and The Show-Off (1924). Born in Philadelphia, the second of ten children to John Henry Kelly, an Irish immigrant, he was the brother of American businessman and Olympic champion sculler John B. Kelly, Sr. and the uncle of actress Grace Kelly. Kelly maintained a 55-years relationship with his lover William Weagley up until his death. Weagley was often referred to as his valet; he was actually an employee in a nearby factory. That Kelly was gay was a closely guarded secret and went unacknowledged by his family to the point of not inviting Weagley to his funeral; he instead slipped in and sat quietly on a back seat, weeping quietly and completely ignored. He died a year later. Speaking about Kelly’s playwrights, Arthur Willis noted "Kelly appears to be anti-love, anti-romantic love, certainly, and distrustful of the tender emotions."
Together from 1919 to 1974: 55 years.
George Kelly (January 16, 1887 - June 18, 1974)
William Weagley (1891 - November 25, 1975)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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George Kelly and William Weagley met in 1919, when George maintained a suite at NYC’s Concord Hotel (formerly at 130 E. 40th St., cross Lexington Avenue). The story goes that William was working as a bellhop at the hotel, and the two became lovers within a short time after meeting. George educated William in the rules of etiquette so that the two could appear in high society as social equals. In the 1930s George Kelly lived at 226 West 47th Street.



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At Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Cheltenham Ave & Easton Rd, W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150) is buried George Edward Kelly (1887-1974), American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He was the brother of American businessperson and Olympic champion sculler John B. Kelly, Sr. and the uncle of actress Grace Kelly and rower John B. Kelly, Jr. George Kelly maintained a 55-year relationship with his lover William Weagley up until his death and was often referred to as his valet. That Kelly was gay was a closely guarded secret and went unacknowledged by his family to the point of not inviting Weagley to his funeral; he instead slipped in and sat quietly on a back seat. He died a year later.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1532901909
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