Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cyd Charisse

Who was born on this date:

Actress Cyd Charisse was born on March 8, 1922 in Amarillo, Texas. Her Hollywood film career began in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin’ in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. Charisse died on June 17, 2008from a heart attack and is buried at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California.

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