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Charisse, Cyd

LC control no.n 85376560
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Personal name headingCharisse, Cyd
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Variant(s)Finklea, Tula Ellice
Norwood, Lily
Sidorova, Felia
Birth date1922-03-08
Death date2008-06-17
Place of birthAmarillo (Tex.)
Place of deathLos Angeles (Calif.)
Field of activityActing Dance Musical films
Profession or occupationActresses Dancers
Found inTill the clouds roll by [MP] 1946: credits (with, Cyd Charisse)
LC data base, 4-1-86 (hdg.: Charisse, Cyd)
Halliwell's Filmgoer's companion, 1980 (Cyd Charisse; b. 1921; American dancer; Tula Ellice Finklea)
IMDb, June 14, 2006 (Cyd Charisse; b. Mar. 8, 1922, Amarillo, Tex.; sometimes credited as Lily Norwood; birth name: Tula Ellice Finklea)
New York times WWW site, June 18, 2008 (Cyd Charisse; b. Tula Ellice Finklea, Amarillo, Tex.; though some sources say she was born on March 8, 1921, her agent said the year was 1922; while still a teenager, became a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, adopting the name Felia Sidorova; made her film debut in 1943 under the name Lily Norwood; m. Nico Charisse (div. 1947); m. Tony Martin, 1948; d. Tuesday [June 16, 2008], Los Angeles; believed to be 86; leggy beauty whose balletic grace made her a memorable partner for Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in classic MGM musicals)