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Noun: Kelly  ke-lee
  1. United States circus clown (1898-1979)
    - Emmett Kelly, Weary Willie
  2. United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    - Grace Kelly, Grace Patricia Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco
  3. United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
    - Gene Kelly, Eugene Curran Kelly

Type of: actor, actress, buffoon, choreographer, clown, dancer, droll [archaic], goof [informal], goofball [N. Amer, informal], histrion, merry andrew [archaic], player, professional dancer, role player, terpsichorean, thespian

Encyclopedia: Kelly, Pat