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Cyd Charisse, actress-dancer, June 17

Cyd Charisse, actress-dancer, June 17Cyd Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died on June 17 after suffering a heart attack. She was 86. She appeared in dramatic films, but her fame came from the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.AP/Damian Dovarganes