Cyd Charisse

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  • Birth Name: Tula Ellice Finklea
  • Birth Place: Amarillo, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/08/1921, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 06/17/2008
  • Profession: Actor; dancer
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SYTYCD Vets Sonya Tayeh, Allison Holker on Creating Emmys' Big Dance Number

Dance is hoofing on up in the world.

For the first time ever, the award for Outstanding Choreography will be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday night (8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, CBS), accompanied by a big dance number created by the nominated choreographers. "We were all freaking out," Sonya Tayeh, who received a nod for her moody and mesmerizing routines on So You Think You Can Dance, tells TVGuide.com.read more

Top Moments: True Blood's Big Reveal, Barbara Walters Has the Hots for Elisabeth Hasselbeck?!

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13. Worst Parody: Thanks to MTV, getting Catfish-ed is all the rage. So when Betty White reunites with her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner on her prank show Off Their Rockers, they poke fun at the downfalls of online dating. But the parody goes quickly from "aw" to "ew" when Asner and White realize that neither is who they said they were online.  What should they do next? "I don't know," Asner says, "but my little blue pill is starting to...read more

Famed MGM Dancer Cyd Charisse Is Dead

Cyd Charisse who was known for her dancing in classic films with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly died Tuesday in Los Angeles She was in her mid-80s Her publicist confirmed to press that Charisse was admitted to the hospital Monday after suffering a heart attack and did not recoverA Texas native she got her start with the Ballet Russe but became known as a darling of the musicals of the 1940s and 50s Along with Rain Charisse starred in numerous classics including Ziegfeld Follies The Band Wagon and Brigadoon MGM was her home studio and she once described it as a fairyland says the AP Born as Tula Ellice Finklea Charisse married Nico Charisse in 1939 and then Tony Martin in 1948 She has two sons Tony Jr and NickySilk Stockings was the last of her dancing roles in films but she continued to act in dramatic roles making her Broadway debut in 1992 One of her more famous subsequent roles was as Dean Martins new wife in 1962s Somethings Got to Give which waread more

Videos

Singin' In The Rain: Good Morning
Singin' In The Rain: Broadway
Singin' In The Rain: Singin' In The Ra
Turner Classic Movies Presents Singin'

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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
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Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
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The Silencers
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Credits

Year Title Description
2004 DanceSport TV Show Series, Host
1994 That's Entertainment! Part III Movie, Actor - Performer
1978 Warlords Of Atlantis Movie, Actor - Atsil
1976 Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Movie, Actor
1967 Maroc 7 Movie, Actor - Louise Henderson

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News

My wife and I were having ...

Question: My wife and I were having dinner recently at an Italian restaurant and the background music was Dean Martin singing songs from Guys and Dolls. We agreed that Martin would have been much better than Marlon Brando in the movie — was Martin too new on the Hollywood scene to be considered, or was the studio pushing  Brando?


Answer: Producer Sam Goldman wanted Gene Kelly to play Sky Masterson in the movie version of the Broadway hit Guys and Dolls (1955), but Kelly couldn't get released from his MGM contract. (Though MGM stands for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sam Goldwyn was only part of the studio, which was formed by merging three existing companies, for a couple of years; in 1923, he formed his own Samuel Goldwyn Productions. MGM kept the read more

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