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Cyd Charisse

Actress / Ballet Dancer / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 03/08/1921 († 87, 06/17/2008) | Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
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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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Music | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Cyd Charisse

National Medal of Arts

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Movies with Cyd Charisse as Actress(48)

as Herself - Co-Host / Narrator1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Mrs. Allison1989 Swimsuit
as Sheilah Croft1980 Portrait of an Escort
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Clip from 'Singin' in the Rain' (archive footage)1974 That's Entertainment!
1967 Maroc 7
as Sarita1966 The Silencers
as Shelley North1964 Assassination in Rome
1963 Marilyn
as The Widow1962 Black Tights
as Bianca Russell Arden1962 Something's Got to Give
as Baroness Sandra1961 Five Golden Hours
as Charlotte King1958 Twilight for the Gods
as Vicki Gaye1958 Party Girl
as Ninotchka Yoschenko1957 Silk Stockings
as Maria Corvier1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
as Jackie Leighton1955 It's Always Fair Weather
as herself1954 Deep in My Heart
as Fiona Campbell1954 Brigadoon
as Gabrielle Gerard1953 The Band Wagon
as Lola de Torrano1953 Sombrero
as Dancer1952 Singin' in the Rain
as Indian girl1952 The Wild North
as Manuella de Vasquez1951 The Mark of the Renegade
as Rosa Senta1949 East Side, West Side
as Mary Chanler1949 Tension
as Margo Grant1948 Words and Music
as Yvonne Torro1948 On an Island with You
as Dancer1948 The Kissing Bandit
as Mlle. Ariane Bouchet1947 The Unfinished Dance
as Conchita1947 Fiesta
as Rena Fairchild1946 Three Wise Fools
as Dance Specialty1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
as Deborah Andrews1946 The Harvey Girls
as Ballerina1945 Ziegfeld Follies
as Ballerina1944 In Our Time
as Dancer in Don Loper Number (uncredited)1943 Thousands Cheer
as Lily (as Lily Norwood)1943 Something to Shout About
as Galina Ulanova - Ballerina1943 Mission to Moscow
as Dancer (uncredited)1942 The Gay Parisian
as Flamenco Dancer (uncredited)1941 Escort Girl

TV Shows/Series with Cyd Charisse as Actress(11)


Born: Tuesday, 03/08 1921 (March) in Amarillo
Died: Tuesday, 06/17 2008 (June) in Los Angeles (aged: 87)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Spouses (current/former): Tony Martin
Related to: Nana Visitor
Other names for Cyd Charisse (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Сид Черисс"
"Lily Norwood"
"Tula Ellice Finklea"
Cyd Charisse frequently works together with these people:
Gene Kelly (16x, Actor)
Cedric Gibbons (11x, Crew)
Arthur Freed (11x, Crew)
Judy Garland (9x, Actress)
Esther Williams (9x, Actress)
Kathryn Grayson (8x, Actress)
Fred Astaire (8x, Actor)
Lena Horne (8x, Actress)
Edwin B. Willis (8x, Crew)
Frank Sinatra (7x, Actor)
Herb Edelman (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:207384, Added: 07/24/2018, Last updated: 09/11/2019