Vera-Ellen in 'Words and Music'
Vera-Ellen (1921 - 1981)
Words and Music (1948) [Specialty Dancer]: Shot in the chest by a jealous suitor when she runs in front of Gene Kelly and takes the bullet for him, in a play-within-the-play dance number. After being shot himself, Gene picks up her body and carries her up the staircase before he collapses, gives her one final kiss, and dies by her side. (Thanks to McQuade)
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