Cyd Charisse biography

Cyd Charisse

Actor, Film actor

1922 – 2008

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Who was Cyd Charisse?

Cyd Charisse was an American actress and dancer.

After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon and Silk Stockings. 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 participated in That's Entertainment! III in 1994. She was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities in 2006.

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Born
Mar 8, 1922
Amarillo
Also known as
  • Tula Ellice Finklea
  • Lily Norwood
  • Felia Siderova
  • Maria Istomina
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • United Methodist Church
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Los Angeles
  • Amarillo
Died
Jun 17, 2008
Los Angeles
Resting place
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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