Cyd Charisse, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cyd Charisse

American dancer and actress

Date of Birth: 08-Mar-1921

Place of Birth: Amarillo, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 17-Jun-2008

Profession: actor, ballet dancer, stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Cyd Charisse

  • Tula Ellice Charisse (née Finklea; March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008), known professionally as Cyd Charisse, was an American dancer and actress. After recovering from polio as a child and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s.
  • Her roles usually featured her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon with Gene Kelly and Van Johnson (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957).
  • She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.
  • In her later years, she discussed the history of the Hollywood musical in documentaries, and was featured in That's Entertainment! III in 1994.
  • She was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities in 2006.

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