Kelly discovered within the first semester of law school that being an attorney was not as he had imagined. According to a 1994 interview with Graham Fuller, Kelly notes,
“Then I went into law school. I was there a month and I realized that it wasn't about being Clarence Darrow, so I quit that and continued to teach dance for another five, six years. ”
From there the dancer lit up Broadway with his singular talents, then Hollywood came a-knocking.
What would the world have been like had Gene Kelly decided to stick with law? I guess we would not have missed what we did not know was around. Still, you wonder...