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Actress, dancer

Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer. Wikipedia

Age: 87 (age at death)
Born: 8th March, 1921, Amarillo, TX
Died: 17th June, 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 7½" (171 cm)
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: Singin in the Rain (1952)

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Aunt, by marriage, of actress Zan Charisse.

 

Lost out on two of MGM's biggest movie musical roles. She fell and injured her knee during a dance leap on a film which forced her out of the role of Nadina Hale in Easter Parade (1948). Ann Miller replaced her. She also had to relinquish the lead femme role in An American in Paris (1951) due to pregnancy. Leslie Caron took over the part and became a star.

Empire State Building Murders

Empire State Building Murders (2008)

A tribute and doc-crime-drama celebrating American film noir and the icons of the Hollywood golden age. It recaptures the time and place of New York in the 30's and 40s as well as plays with the codes and references of the genre.

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[on Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly] Fred could never do the lifts Gene did and never wanted to. I`d say they were the two greatest dancing personalities who were ever on the screen. Each has a distinctive style. Each is a joy to work with. But it`s like comparing apples and oranges. They`re both delicious.

 

[on Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly] I can watch Astaire anytime. I don`t think he ever made a wrong move. He was a perfectionist. He would work on a few bars for hours until it was just the way he wanted it. Gene was the same way. They both wanted perfection, even though they were completely different personalities.

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Richard - Although he is not on the list I think Gene Kelly had a soft spot for her! (4 years ago)
jeannie - She was a beauty when she was young, and a very regal lady when she was older. I saw her on TCM with Robert Osborne. Very comfortable with herself. (6 years ago)
Beatrice Hart - What a loss! I`ve enjoyed her films for years and admired her long marriage to my first "movie star idol", singer Tony Martin as soon as I heard "Stranger In Paradise". My prayers are with him and their family. (6 years ago)
Jackie - I would like to know how she looked later in life. Not when she was popular as these photos I`ve seen before when she was at the height of popularity. Kindly put on pics of her as she aged. This would be most interesting to me and others. (6 years ago)
Harry Lane - I`ve admired Cyd Charisse most of my life, especially as Fiona in Brigadoon; as Fiona, she seemed everything sweet, beautiful, and talented, the perfect Scottish lassie. (6 years ago)
batenteng - she was a great dancer. (6 years ago)
margaret cassidy - is this really the first comment about Ms Charisse, (7 years ago)

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