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Cyd Charisse

Tuesday, 8th March 1921 - Tuesday, 17th June 2008
Amarillo, Texas
USA


Classy, long-legged, graceful Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Charisse's fame came from the Technicolor musicals of the '40s and '50s. Classically trained, she could dance anything, from a pas de deux in Ziegfeld Follies (1946) to the lowdown Mickey Spillane satire in The Band Wagon (1953; with Astaire). She also forged a popular song-and-dance partnership on TV and in nightclub appearances with her husband of 60 years, singer Tony Martin. Charisse died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California on June 17, 2008.
~Life in Legacy


Harvey Girls
1946
Three Wise Fools
1946
Till the Clouds Roll By
1946
Ziegfeld Follies
Dance Specialty
1946
Unfinished Dance
1947
Fiesta
1947
On an Island With You
1948
Words and Music
1948
Tension
1949
Kissing Bandit
1949
East Side, West Side
Rosa Senta
1950
Mark of the Renegade
1951
Singin' in the Rain
Dancer
1952
Wild North
1952
Sombrero
Lola De Torrano
1953
Band Wagon
Gabrielle Gerard
1953
Brigadoon
1954
Deep in My Heart
Specialty in 'The Desert Song'
1954
It's Always Fair Weather
1955
Meet Me in Las Vegas
1956
Silk Stockings
1957
Twilight for the Gods
1958
Party Girl
1958
Black Tights
L'epouse
1960
Five Golden Hours
1961
Two Weeks in Another Town
1962
Silencers
Sarita
1966
Maroc 7
Louise Henderson
1967
Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
President's Girl#4
1975
Warlords of Atlantis
Atsil
1978
Swimsuit
1989
That's Entertainment!: 3
1994

Checkmate
Dance of Death
as Janine Caree
04/22/1961
Murder, She Wrote
Widow, Weep For Me
as Myrna Montclaire
09/29/1985