Caption: Still of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse in Brigadoon (1954)
Born: March 8, 1921
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Known for: Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), That's Entertainment! III (1994), Brigadoon (1954)
Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, Something to Shout About (1943), billed as Lily Norwood...