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Cyd Charisse
Birth: Mar. 8, 1922
Potter County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 2008
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Dancer, Actress. Regarded by many as one of the top dancers in films from the 1940s and 1950s, she is best known for her performances in the MGM musicals "The Unfinished Dance" (1947), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "The Band Wagon" (1953). She was born Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas and began training as a ballet dancer at the age of eight. She later joined the Ballet Russe. In 1939, she married her dancing instructor Nico Charisse. Among her other memorable film credits are "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946), "The Harvey Girls" (1946), "Till the Clouds Roll By" (1946), "Fiesta" (1947), "East Side, West Side" (1949), "Brigadoon" (1954), "It's Always Fair Weather" (1955), "Meet Me in Las Vegas" (1956), "Silk Stockings" (1957) and "Twilight for the Gods" (1958). Among her leading men were Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Her second husband was singer Tony Martin. (bio by: C.S.) 
Family links: 
  Ernest Enos Finklea (1887 - 1938)
  Lela Norwood Finklea (1900 - 1990)
  Nicholas Charisse (1906 - 1970)*
  Tony Martin (1913 - 2012)*
  Tony Martin (1950 - 2011)*
  Cyd Charisse (1922 - 2008)
  Thomas Jarrell Finklea (1923 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship

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She Danced Into Our Hearts
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sunland Gardens Mausoleum, Court of Matriarchs #S 401
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 17, 2008
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The most beautiful dancer. So enjoyed you films and watching you dance! RIP...
- Borntoolate
 Added: Aug. 15, 2017
Missing you today and always and wishing you were still here. I cannot believe that it has been almost 10 years since you passed. But what a beautiful legacy you have left to us. You live on in all of your wonderful old films and will continue to be appre...(Read more)
 Added: Jul. 10, 2017

- Sissy
 Added: Jun. 17, 2017
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