Cyd Charisse  American Dancer

Current Status

Cyd Charisse passed away on 17th Jun 2008 aged 87.

Relationships

Cyd Charisse was previously married to Nico Charise (1938 - 1947).

She was also in relationships with Howard Hughes (1940 - 1943), John F. Kennedy (1939) and Tyrone Power.

Cyd Charisse had 2 children, Nico (74) and Tony (65).

About

Cyd Charisse is a 87 year old American Dancer. Born Tula Ellice Finklea on 8th March, 1921 in Amarillo, TX, USA and educated at Hollywood Professional School, Los Angeles, CA, she is famous for Singin in the Rain (1952) in a career that spans 1939-2007. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Cyd Charisse was in 8 on-screen matchups, notably with Don Ameche in Something to Shout About (1943), Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953), Jack Oakie in Something to Shout About (1943), Margaret Obrien in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) and Richard Basehart in Tension (1949).

Cyd Charisse is a member of the following lists: Las Vegas entertainers, Burials at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery and Actresses from Texas.

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Cyd Charisse87 PiscesDancer
American
Tony Martin98 CapricornActor
American
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
American
John F. Kennedy46 GeminiHead of State
American
Nico Charise65 PiscesOther
Greek
Tyrone Power44 TaurusActor
American

Children

NameGenderBornAge
Nico
Male7th May, 194274 years old
Tony
Male27th August, 195065 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Empire State Building Murders2008Vicky AdamsTV Movie
Burke's Law1994Amanda RichardsonTV Show
Frasier1993PollyTV Show
Swimsuit1989Mrs. AllisonTV Movie
Crazy Like a Fox1984Barbara CarlisleTV Show
Glitter1984TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Myrna Montclair LeRoyTV Show
The Fall Guy1981DianaTV Show
Portrait of an Escort1980Sheilah CroftTV Movie
Warlords of the Deep1978AtsilMovie
Fantasy Island1977Julie Mars, Queen DelphiaTV Show
The Love Boat1977Eve MillsTV Show
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976President's Girl 4Movie
Fol-de-Rol1972Various CharactersTV Movie
Medical Center1969ValerieTV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968Alicia WarrenTV Show
Maroc 71967Louise HendersonMovie
The Silencers1966SaritaMovie
Assassination in Rome1965Shelley NorthMovie
Two Weeks in Another Town1962CarlottaMovie
Something's Got to Give1962Bianca ArdenShort Film
Five Golden Hours1961Baroness SandraMovie
Black Tights1960The WidowMovie
Checkmate1960Janine CareeTV Show
Party Girl1958Vicki GayeMovie
Twilight for the Gods1958Charlotte KingMovie
Silk Stockings1957Ninotchka YoschenkoMovie
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956Maria CorvierMovie
It's Always Fair Weather1955Jackie LeightonMovie
Brigadoon1954Fiona CampbellMovie
Deep in My Heart1954Cyd CharisseMovie
Easy to Love1953Girl in blue swimsuit - Cameo appearance (uncredited)Movie
Sombrero1953Lola de TorranoMovie
The Band Wagon1953Gabrielle GerardMovie
Singin' in the Rain1952DancerMovie
The Wild North1952Indian GirlMovie
Mark of the Renegade1951Manuella de VasquezMovie
East Side, West Side1949Rosa SentaMovie
Tension1949Mary ChanlerMovie
On an Island with You1948Yvonne TorroMovie
The Kissing Bandit1948DancerMovie
Words and Music1948Margo GrantMovie
Fiesta1947ConchitaMovie
The Unfinished Dance1947Mlle. Ariane BouchetMovie
The Harvey Girls1946Deborah AndrewsMovie
Three Wise Fools1946Rena FairchildMovie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Dance Specialty (segment 'Roberta')Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1946Ballerina ('Beauty')Movie
In Our Time1944Ballerina (uncredited)Movie
This Love of Mine1944Dancer (uncredited)Short Film
Mission to Moscow1943Galina Ulanova - Ballerina (uncredited)Movie
Something to Shout About1943Lily (as Lily Norwood)Movie
Thousands Cheer1943Dancer in Don Loper Number (uncredited)Movie
Escort Girl1941Flamenco Dancer (uncredited)Movie
The Gay Parisian1941Dancer (uncredited)Short Film
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Discussions

Posted commentsView all comments (9)

wjerryzAug 14

Talented dancer and beautiful.

RichardJun 1, 2010

Although he is not on the list I think Gene Kelly had a soft spot for her!

jeannieDec 19, 2008

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.

Beatrice HartJul 8, 2008

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.

JackieJun 19, 2008

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.

Harry LaneJun 18, 2008

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.

batentengMar 26, 2008

she was a great dancer.

margaret cassidySep 22, 2007

is this really the first comment about Ms Charisse,


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Cyd Charisse

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

Confirmed Relationships5
Longest Relationship61 yrs, 4 mths
Shortest Relationship3 yrs
Average Relationship Length14 yrs, 8 mths
First Name Cyd
Middle Name Ellice
Last Name Charisse
Maiden Name Finklea
Full Name at Birth Tula Ellice Finklea
Alternative Name Felia Siderova (for the Ballet Russe, 1936-1938), Maria Istomina (for the Ballet Russe, 1939), Lily Norwood (for the movie industry, 1943-1945)
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th March, 1921
Birthplace Amarillo, TX, USA
Died 17th June, 2008
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications From A Heart Attack)
Height 5' 7½" (171 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hollywood Professional School, Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Text Dancer, Actress
Occupation Dancer
Claim to Fame Singin in the Rain (1952)
Music Genre Stage & Screen
Year(s) Active 1939-2007, 1939–2007
Music Style Stage & Screen, Show Tunes, Cast Recordings
Instrument Vocals
Brand Endorsement Lady Blatimore Luggage (Magazine Advertisement) [1959], Thorne's Scotch (1968)
Bust (inches) 34
Cup Size B
Waist (inches) 22
Hips (inches) 37
Official Websites legs.free.fr/English/accueil.html, www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/arts/dance/18charisse.html?_r=0, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27623986, www.nndb.com/people/940/000022874/
Father Ernest Finklea
Mother Lela Finklea
Friend Kathryn Grayson, Esther Williams, Fred Astaire, Jack Cole
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