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Cyd Charisse

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 (1943), billed as Lily Norwood...

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Mar 8, 1921 In Amarillo, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Nylon blues
Latest Project:
Series Burke's Law 1994-01-07

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of That's Entertainment! III
Poster of Brigadoon
Poster of Singin' in the Rain
Poster of The Band Wagon
Movie Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation Herself 2017
Series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Unknown 2012
Movie Terenci Unknown 2011
Movie The 81st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2009
Movie 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2009
Movie Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Unknown 2009
Movie Let's Dance Unknown 2009
Movie The Orange British Academy Film Awards Unknown 2009
Movie The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2008
Movie Tough Baby: Torch Song Unknown 2008
Movie Empire State Building Murders Unknown 2008
Movie A Life in Words and Music Unknown 2007
Movie Get Aboard! The Band Wagon Unknown 2005
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies Unknown 2004
Movie That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals Unknown 2004
Movie Satin and Silk Unknown 2003
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' Unknown 2002
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 2002
Movie Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 2001
Movie Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days Unknown 2001
Movie Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' Unknown 1997
Movie Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 Unknown 1996
Movie Inside the Dream Factory Unknown 1995
Movie The Annual American Friends Hebrew University Scopus Awards Honoring Ted Turner Unknown 1995
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Unknown 1995
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1994-01-07
Movie That's Entertainment! III Unknown 1994
Movie Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 1994
Movie That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie The 65th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1993-03-29
Movie The 5th Annual Legacy Awards Unknown 1993
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1992
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars Unknown 1992
Movie Rock Hudson's Home Movies Unknown 1992
Movie Nylon blues Unknown 1991
Series Zapper n'est pas jouer Unknown 1990
Movie America's Dance Honors Unknown 1990
Movie Cyd Charisse: Easy Energy Shape-Up Unknown 1990
Movie The 35th Annual Thalians Gala Unknown 1990
Movie Marilyn: Something's Got to Give Unknown 1990
Series Un dia és un dia Unknown 1990-02-16
Movie Swimsuit Unknown 1989
Movie Visioni private Unknown 1989
Movie America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor Unknown 1989
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Movie Lerner and Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics Herself 1988-03-01
Movie The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Unknown 1987-05-18
Movie The 58th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1986
Movie All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Unknown 1985-12-08
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Herself 1985-05-07
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Glitter Unknown 1984
Series Crazy Like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series Cinéma cinémas Unknown 1982-01-01
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1982
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Unknown 1981
Series The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Movie Portrait of an Escort Unknown 1980
Series Looks Familiar Unknown 1980
Movie The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle Herself 1980-02-05
Series Over Easy Unknown 1979
Movie Warlords of the Deep Unknown 1978
Movie Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena Unknown 1978
Movie The 50th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1978
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Series Wednesday at 8 Unknown 1977
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1977
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Unknown 1976
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II Unknown 1976
Series Donny and Marie Unknown 1976-01-16
Movie That's Entertainment! Unknown 1974
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series ABC Late Night Unknown 1973-01-01
Movie Fol-de-Rol Unknown 1972
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Movie Film Portrait Unknown 1972
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1970
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-26
Series The Danny Thomas Hour Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Maroc 7 Unknown 1967
Movie The Silencers Unknown 1966
Movie The 38th Annual Academy Awards Specialty dancer 1966-04-18
Series The Dean Martin Summer Show Unknown 1966-06-16
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Movie Assassination in Rome Unknown 1965
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Marilyn Unknown 1963-04-18
Movie Two Weeks in Another Town Unknown 1962
Movie The 34th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1962
Movie Something's Got to Give Unknown 1962
Movie Five Golden Hours Unknown 1961
Movie Black Tights Unknown 1961
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1961
Movie The 33rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1961
Series Checkmate Unknown 1961
Series Startime Unknown 1959-10-06
Movie The 31st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1959-04-06
Movie The 30th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Co-Presenter: Documentary Awards 1958-03-26
Movie Twilight for the Gods Unknown 1958
Movie Party Girl Unknown 1958
Movie The All-Star Christmas Show Herself 1958-12-01
Movie Silk Stockings Unknown 1957
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Unknown 1956
Series Arthur Godfrey and His Friends Unknown 1956
Series Person to Person Unknown 1955
Movie The 27th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1955
Series MGM Parade Unknown 1955
Movie It's Always Fair Weather Unknown 1955
Movie 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration Unknown 1955
Movie Brigadoon Unknown 1954
Movie Deep in My Heart Unknown 1954
Series Texaco Star Theatre Unknown 1953
Movie Sombrero Unknown 1953
Movie Easy to Love Unknown 1953
Movie The Band Wagon Unknown 1953
Series The Bob Hope Show Unknown 1952-10-12
Series The Linkletter Show Unknown 1952-09-01
Movie The Wild North Unknown 1952
Movie Singin' in the Rain Unknown 1952
Movie The Mark of the Renegade Unknown 1951
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie East Side, West Side Unknown 1949
Movie Tension Unknown 1949
Movie On an Island with You Unknown 1948
Movie The Kissing Bandit Unknown 1948
Movie Words and Music Unknown 1948
Movie Fiesta Unknown 1947
Movie The Unfinished Dance Unknown 1947
Movie The Harvey Girls Deborah Andrews 1946-01-18
Movie Till the Clouds Roll By Unknown 1946
Movie Three Wise Fools Unknown 1946
Movie Ziegfeld Follies Unknown 1945
Movie This Love of Mine Unknown 1944
Movie In Our Time Unknown 1944
Movie Mission to Moscow Unknown 1943
Movie Escort Girl Unknown 1943
Movie Something to Shout About Unknown 1943
Movie Thousands Cheer Unknown 1943
Movie The Gay Parisian Unknown 1941