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Cyd Charisse
Biographical Information

Birth Date:March 8, 1923
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
Birth Name:Tula Ellice Finklea
Birth Place:Amarillo, TX

Occupation:dancer, film star, best legs in the world, born Tulla Ellice Finklea

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Cyd Charisse

Biography:Cyd Charisse (born March 8, 1921) is an American dancer and actress. She was born Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas. Reputedly, the name "Cyd" was a nickname resulting from the inability of a sibling to pronounce the word "Sis".

Cyd Charisse had celebrated on-screen pairings with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Her body of work includes two of the most acclaimed dance sequences in musical cinema, the “Broadway Melody Ballet” sequence from the movie Singin' in the Rain and the "Girl Hunt Ballet" from The Band Wagon. Younger fans might remember her from her appearance in Janet Jackson's "Alright" music video.

Cyd Charisse has been married to singer Tony Martin for more than 50 years, an almost unheard of milestone for a Hollywood marriage. Martin was previously married to musical actress Alice Faye and Cyd was previously married to Nico Charisse.

She has two sons - Nico (Nicky) Charisse from her first marriage and Tony Martin Jr. from her marriage to Tony Martin. Her niece is actress Nana Visitor.

She has written a joint biography with Tony (and Dick Kleiner) called The Two of Us (1976).

Now in her 80s, Charisse still makes occasional appearances in documentaries on Hollywood musicals. When she was in her 60s, she produced a workout video.

Note: She is often thought to be, and incorrectly described as, Jewish, possibly because of her birthname - although she is in fact not Jewish at all; however, her husband, Tony Martin, is Jewish.

Achievements: (Filmography)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Brigadoon (1954)
Easter Parade (1948)
Ninotchka (1939)

Chinese Horoscope for Cyd Charisse
Includes characteristics and Vices
Cyd Charisse's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 16, 1923 - February 04, 1924
Birthday: March 8, 1923

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Cyd Charisse's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: March 8, 1923

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Cyd Charisse's Growth Tarot Card The Fool

Birthday: March 8, 2018

The beginning of a cycle or an adventure; a risk must be taken.




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