From the Department of Missed Opportunities: Gene Kelly, attorney?
This morning's mail brought a flyer announcing "Pitt's Gene Kelly Centennial Celebration," an evening of film and memories hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly, the widow of the "Singin' in the Rain" star, Pittsburgh native, and University of Pittsburgh alum.
Everyone here knows that Gene Kelly graduated from Pitt. What we didn't all know was this (according to the flyer):
"Kelly enrolled in Pitt's School of Law but left soon after to concentrate on teaching dance."
The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
Help me out: What other notables dallied, formally, with law school before opting out, pre-degree, and pursuing (and achieving) the careers for which they became best known?