Cyd Charisse

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Quotes (1)

  • (when asked which one she preferred to fance on-screen with, Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly) Cyd Charisse: It's like comparing apples and oranges. They're both delicious.

Trivia (18)

  • Cyd dated Howard Hughes in 1947.

  • Cyd turned down the role of Jo Stockton in Funny Face (1957), which then went to actress Audrey Hepburn, who went on to star with Cyd's prior screen partner Fred Astaire.

  • Cyd's first and middle name were taken from the names of her aunt, Tula, and her uncle, Ellis.

  • Cyd never did her singing parts, often having singer India Adams do her singing voice.

  • Cyd has been married to singer Tony Martin since 1948, one of the longest marriages in Hollywood history.

  • Cyd appeared at six Academy Awards ceremonies, four times as an award presenter and twice as a special performer.

  • Cyd appeared with Cab Calloway in the music video for Janet Jackson's Alright in 1990.

  • Cyd released her own exercise video in 1990, Cyd Charisse: Easy Energy Shape-Up.

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