Cyd Charisse
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Cyd Charisse | 1921-2008

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Cyd Charisse danced with Fred Astaire, the premier dancer of his era, in major production numbers in the ’50s. Here they are in 1953’s “The Band Wagon” (MGM)
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Cyd Charisse with Ricardo Montalban in the 1947 MGM musical “Fiesta.” (MGM)
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Cyd Charisse partnered with Gene Kelly in a steamy ballet in “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) (MGM)
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Cyd Charisse with Fred Astaire in “The Band Wagon,” directed by Vincente Minnelli. (Turner Entertainment Co.)
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Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse against a backdrop of the Scottish landscape in the film version of “Brigadoon” ()
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Cyd Charisse was Ninotchka in 1957’s “Silk Stockings.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Rock Hudson, left, and Cyd Charisse led the cast of “Twilight for the Gods,” a 1958 movie directed by Joseph Pevney, right. ()
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Cyd Charisse with Gene Kelly in an undated file photo. (Associated Press)
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Cyd Charisse was a Texas native who began ballet lessons at age 6 and danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager. (Associated Press)
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Cyd Charisse, upper right, joins, clockwise from lower left, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Carroll Baker, Angie Dickinson, Bob Hope, Vikki Carr and Jill St. John. (NBC)
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In this 1992 file photo, Cyd Charisse is pictured in character for her role in “Grand Hotel, the Musical.” (Associated Press)
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The parade of stars at the premiere of “That’s Entertainment III” (1994) included, from left, Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Cyd Charisse with husband Tony Martin at a charity event in 2001. She married the singer and night club entertainer in 1948. They had one son, Tony Jr. (Long Photography)
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Cyd Charisse last year at a Beverly Hills gala honoring fashion icon Fred Hayman. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)
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