Patricia Ward Kelly's exact birth date has not been made public, according to published mini-biographies of her. The Wall Street Journal stated she was 31 years old on her wedding day on July 20, 1990, so she was born between July 21, 1958 and July 20, 1959.
Patricia Ward Kelly married legendary movie star Gene Kelly in 1990 and was with him until his death in 1996. The couple met in 1985 while working on a project about the Smithsonian. Gene was the host and narrator of the piece, while Patricia was a writer. Patricia continued honoring Gene through The Gene Kelly Image Trust and Gene Kelly: The Legacy after his death.