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Paul Kelly
Birth: Aug. 9, 1899
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1956
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Brooklyn, Kelly began his film career in 1911 as a child actor with Vitagraph Studios. He is believed to be the first male child actor to be given a starring role in an American film. Kelly's talking film debut came in the 1933 movie "Broadway Through a Keyhole." In 1927, Kelly was convicted of manslaughter in the death of actor Ray Raymond, the husband of his lover, film star Dorothy Mackaye. Kelly served 25 months in San Quentin. After his release, he married Mackaye and resumed his acting career, appearing in over 400 roles in movies, television, and on stage. After Mackaye's death in a car crash in 1940, Kelly married Claire Owen, an actress he met while filming "Flight Command." They were married until Kelly's death from a heart attack. (bio by: Jennifer M.) 
 
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  Dorothy Mackaye (1899 - 1940)
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 61, Grave 2
 
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Record added: Apr 29, 1999
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Paul Kelly
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Paul Kelly
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Paul Kelly
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
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There was no reference to your getting a Tony Award for your performance in "Command Decision" on Broadway in 1948. Hope you have found happiness in the afterlife.
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