Born: March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas, USA Died: June 17, 2008
Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 - June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer. Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer. Her films include Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon and Silk Stockings. She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.