Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

actress, soundtrack

Cyd Charisse was born on Mar 08, 1922 in USA. Cyd Charisse's big-screen debut came with Escort Girl directed by Edward Kaye in 1941. Cyd Charisse is known for That's Entertainment! III directed by Bud Friedgen, June Allyson stars as Self - Co-Hostess and Cyd Charisse as Self - Co-Hostess. Cyd Charisse has got 3 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Cyd Charisse achieved is Palm Springs International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Cyd Charisse plays is Something's Got to Give which will be released on Jun 01, 2001.

Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1922, 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 (1943), billed as Lily Norwood. The same year, she played a Russian dancer in Mission à Moscou (1943), directed by Michael Curtiz. In 1945, she was hired to dance with Fred Astaire in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), and that uncredited appearance got her a seven-year contract with MGM. She appeared in a number of musicals over the next few years, but it was Chantons sous la pluie (1952) with Gene Kelly that made her a star. That was quickly followed by her great performance in Tous en scène ! (1953). As the 1960s dawned, musicals faded from the screen, as did her career. She made appearances on television and performed in a nightclub revue with her second husband, singer Tony Martin. Cyd Charisse died at age 87 of a heart attack on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Birthday

    Mar 08, 1922
  • Place of Birth

    Amarillo, Texas, USA

Known For


3 wins & 2 nominations

Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner - Desert Palm Achievement Award
Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
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