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Cyd Charisse

Actress / Ballet Dancer / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 03/08/1921 († 87, 06/17/2008) | Amarillo, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Cyd Charisse (born Tula Ellice Finklea; March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) 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 1991 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: Comedies | Music | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Cyd Charisse

National Medal of Arts Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Cyd Charisse as Actress(56)

as Self - 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 (archive footage)1974 That's Entertainment!
as Louise Henderson1967 Maroc 7
as Sarita1966 The Silencers
as Shelley North1965 Assassination in Rome
as Self ("Something's Got to Give") (archive footage) (uncredited)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 Performer in The Desert Song1954 Deep in My Heart
as Fiona Campbell1954 Brigadoon
as Gabrielle Gerard1953 The Band Wagon
as Lola de Torrano1953 Sombrero
as Model1953 Easy to Love
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 Ballerina (uncredited)1944 In Our Time
as Dancer in Don Loper Number (uncredited)1943 Thousands Cheer
as Galina Ulanova - Ballerina (uncredited)1943 Mission to Moscow
as Dancer (uncredited)1942 The Gay Parisian
as Dancer (uncredited)1942 This Love of Mine
as Flamenco Dancer (uncredited)1941 Escort Girl

TV Shows/Series with Cyd Charisse as Actress(15)

as Polly (voice)1993 Frasier
as Myrna Montclair1984 Murder, She Wrote
as Barbara Carlisle1984 Crazy like a Fox
as Ethel Woodley1984 Glitter
as Eve Mills1977 The Love Boat
as herself1976 Donny & Marie
as herself1971 Great Performances
as Alicia Warren1968 Hawaii Five-O
as Self - Dancer1964 The Hollywood Palace
as herself1955 MGM Parade
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as herself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Full Name: Cyd Tula Ellice Charisse
Born: Tuesday, 03/08 1921 (March) in Amarillo, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 06/17 2008 (June) in Los Angeles (aged: 87)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Hollywood Professional School
Spouses (current/former): Tony Martin
Other names for Cyd Charisse (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Lily Norwood"
"Tula Ellice Finklea"
Cyd Charisse frequently works together with these people:
Gene Kelly (19x, Actor)
Cedric Gibbons (17x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (15x, Crew)
Sydney Guilaroff (14x, Crew)
Judy Garland (12x, Actress)
Van Johnson (12x, Actor)
Red Buttons (12x, Actor)
Helen Rose (12x, Crew)
Arthur Freed (11x, Crew)
Florence Henderson (11x, Actress)
Polly Bergen (11x, Actress)
William Tuttle (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:207384, Added: 07/24/2018, Last updated: 06/11/2024