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Cyd Charisse

Born: 1922-03-08 - Died: 2008-06-17
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack

Death Summary: Charisse died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering a heart attack.

Who was Cyd Charisse : Originally from Texas, Cyd Charisse had quite a career in Hollywood as both a dancer and an actress with a filmography dating back to 1943.

She had shared the screen with Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, and many others, appearing in films such as Silk Stockings, Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, and Something to Shout About.

She had been married to singer Tony Martin since 1948, and was known in her prime to have great legs. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records listed her under "Most Valuable Legs" in 2001, because in 1952, a $5 million insurance policy was taken out on her legs.
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  1. michael shirk Says:

    I met Cyd Charisse at a party i was catering at a studio in hollywood. I must say she stood out as being a Classic . Yet what I remember most about her was her politeness and her gracious demeanor.


    what a dancer RIP

  3. Tina Riserbato Says:

    You were my all-time favourite female dancer. I loved you in all your musicals, that beautiful figure and legs that went on forever – and dancing talent.

    You were the best Charisse, you were a class act -classy lady, dancer, wife to Tony for 60 years – one of the longest marriages in Hollywood history and mother.

    It broke my heart when I had heard that you had passed away. You were the best – one of the last true hollywood legends from a time that we will never see again.

    You have given me so many happy times watching all your musicals. May God bless you and keep you, RIP.

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