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~Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, Something to Shout About, billed as Lily Norwood. The ... See full bio »~ en.wikipedia.org
Fabulous American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse - Overcoming Polio as a child, she later danced with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain
Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) 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 and Silk Stockings. She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, made her Broadway debut in 1992.
Cyd Charisse 1949 Born Tula Ellice Finklea March 8, 1922 Amarillo, Texas, U.S. Died June 17, 2008 (aged 86) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death Heart attack. Occupation Actress, dancer Years active 1943-1994 Spouse Nico Charisse (m. 1939-1947; divorced) Tony Martin (m. 1948-2008; her death)