Jeanne Coyne

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Jeanne Coyne
Born(1923-02-28)February 28, 1923
DiedMay 10, 1973(1973-05-10) (aged 50)
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery
33°59′33″N 118°23′20″W / 33.99241°N 118.388857°W / 33.99241; -118.388857
Occupation(s)Stage actress, dancer, choreographer
Years active1949–1959
  • (m. 1948; div. 1951)
  • (m. 1960)

Jeanne Coyne (February 28, 1923 – May 10, 1973) was an American Broadway dancer, choreographer and actress.


With Carol Haney (1924 – 1964), Coyne assisted directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, both of whom she married. She appeared as a dancer in the MGM films Words and Music, On the Town, Summer Stock, Singin' in the Rain and Kiss Me Kate.

She was married to Donen from 1948 to 1951, and to Kelly from 1960 to 1973. She and Kelly had two children, Timothy and Bridget.

She died on May 10, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, from leukemia, at the age of 50.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1948 Words and Music Showgirl Uncredited
1949 On the Town Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet Uncredited
1950 Summer Stock Stock Company Member Uncredited
1952 Singin' in the Rain Chorus Girl Uncredited
1953 Kiss Me Kate Specialty Dancer #2 (final film role)


  1. ^ Billman, Larry (1997). Film Choreographers and Dance Directors. McFarland & Company. p. 278. ISBN 978-0899508689.

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