Kelly

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Kel·ly | \ˈke-lē \

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Ellsworth 1923–2015 American artist

Kelly

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Gene 1912–1996 American dancer, actor, and director

Kelly

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Grace 1929–1982 Princess Grace of Monaco American actress

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