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Cyd Charisse (1922–2008)

Actress | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Silk Stockings (1957) | The Band Wagon (1953) | It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Lily Norwood
NICKNAMEs  
Maria Istomina, Felia Sidorova, Maria Istomena, Natacha Tulaelis, Celia Siderova
BORN 
Mar 8, 1922 (died Jun 17, 2008)
HEIGHT 
5' 7½" (1.71m)

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Past Film & Video (46 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain'What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' (Video) Herself, Thanks  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment! IIIThat's Entertainment! III Herself - Co-Hostess / Narrator, Performer ("Baby, You Knock Me Out" (1955), "The Heather on the Hill" (1947), "Two-Faced Woman" (1953), "Dance of Fury" (1948), "The Girl Hunt" (1952)) (uncredited)  Less 1994 $2.5MM $275K / —
  • Primary photo for Janet Jackson: AlrightJanet Jackson: Alright (Video) Actress  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for That's Dancing!That's Dancing! Performer ("Red Blues")  Less 1985 $4.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Warlords of the DeepWarlords of the Deep Atsil  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved HollywoodWon Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood President's Girl 4  Less 1976 $4MM
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment, Part IIThat's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'Silk Stockings' (archive footage), Performer ("All of You" (1955), "Broadway Rhythm" (1935)) (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment!That's Entertainment! Clip from 'Singin' in the Rain' (archive footage), Performer ("Dancing in the Dark" (1931)) (uncredited)  Less 1974 $3.2MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for Maroc 7Maroc 7 Louise Henderson  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The SilencersThe Silencers Sarita, Performer ("The Silencers", "Santiago")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Assassination in RomeAssassination in Rome Shelley North  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Something's Got to GiveSomething's Got to Give (Short) Bianca Arden  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Two Weeks in Another TownTwo Weeks in Another Town Carlotta  Less 1962 $4MM $1MM / $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for Black TightsBlack Tights The Widow  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Five Golden HoursFive Golden Hours Baroness Sandra  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Party GirlParty Girl Vicki Gaye  Less 1958 $1.8MM $1.1MM / $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for Twilight for the GodsTwilight for the Gods Charlotte King  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Silk StockingsSilk Stockings Ninotchka Yoschenko, Performer ("Paris Loves Lovers", "It's a Chemical Reaction that's all", "All of You", "Without Love", "Fated to Be Mated", "Red Blues") (uncredited)  Less 1957 $1.9MM
  • Primary photo for Meet Me in Las VegasMeet Me in Las Vegas Maria Corvier, Performer ("Rehearsal Ballet", "Sleeping Beauty Ballet" (excerpt), "Frankie and Johnny", "The Gal with the Yaller Shoes", "My Lucky Charm")  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for It's Always Fair WeatherIt's Always Fair Weather Jackie Leighton, Performer ("Baby, You Knock Me Out" (1955)) (uncredited)  Less 1955 $2.1MM
  • Primary photo for Deep in My HeartDeep in My Heart Cyd Charisse, Performer ("One Alone")  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for BrigadoonBrigadoon Fiona Campbell, Performer ("Waiting for My Dearie", "The Heather on the Hill", "The Heather on the Hill" (reprise)) (uncredited)  Less 1954 $2.4MM $2MM / $3.3MM
  • Primary photo for Easy to LoveEasy to Love Girl in Blue Swimsuit (uncredited)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The Band WagonThe Band Wagon Gabrielle Gerard, Soundtrack ("That's Entertainment" (1953)) (uncredited), Performer ("The Beggars Waltz" (1931), "Dancing in the Dark" (1931), "You and the Night and the Music" (1934), "New Sun in the Sky" (1931), "The Girl Hunt" (1953)) (uncredited)  Less 1953 $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for SombreroSombrero Lola de Torrano  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Singin' in the RainSingin' in the Rain Dancer  Less 1952 $2.5MM $8.8MM / $14MM
  • Primary photo for The Wild NorthThe Wild North Indian Girl  Less 1952 $1.3MM $2.1MM / $4MM
  • Primary photo for The Mark of the RenegadeThe Mark of the Renegade Manuella de Vasquez  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for East Side, West SideEast Side, West Side Rosa Senta  Less 1949 $1.8MM $1.5MM / $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for TensionTension Mary Chanler  Less 1949 $682K
  • Primary photo for The Kissing BanditThe Kissing Bandit Dancer, Performer ("Dance of Fury")  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for Words and MusicWords and Music Margo Grant, Performer ("This Can't Be Love", "On Your Toes", "Blue Room")  Less 1948 $2.8MM
  • Primary photo for On an Island with YouOn an Island with You Yvonne Torro, Performer ("The Pagan Mask") (uncredited)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for The Unfinished DanceThe Unfinished Dance Mlle. Ariane Bouchet  Less 1947 $3MM
  • Primary photo for FiestaFiesta Conchita  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for Till the Clouds Roll ByTill the Clouds Roll By Dance Specialty (segment 'Roberta'), Performer ("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") (uncredited)  Less 1946 $2.8MM $6.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Three Wise FoolsThree Wise Fools Rena Fairchild  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for The Harvey GirlsThe Harvey Girls Deborah Andrews, Performer ("It's a Great Big World", "Swing Your Partner Round and Round") (uncredited)  Less 1946 $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for Ziegfeld FolliesZiegfeld Follies Ballerina ('Beauty'), Performer ("Here's to the Girls", "There's Beauty Ev'rywhere")  Less 1945 $3.2MM $7.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for This Love of MineThis Love of Mine (Short) Dancer (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for In Our TimeIn Our Time Ballerina (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Thousands CheerThousands Cheer Dancer in Don Loper Number (uncredited)  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Mission to MoscowMission to Moscow Galina Ulanova - Ballerina (uncredited)  Less 1943 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for Something to Shout AboutSomething to Shout About Lily (as Lily Norwood)  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for The Gay ParisianThe Gay Parisian (Short) Dancer (uncredited)  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Escort GirlEscort Girl Flamenco Dancer (uncredited)  Less 1941
Past Television (17 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Empire State Building MurdersEmpire State Building Murders (TV Movie) Vicky Adams  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for FrasierFrasier (TV Series) Polly ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Burke's LawBurke's Law (TV Series) Amanda Richardson ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for SwimsuitSwimsuit (TV Movie) Mrs. Allison  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Crazy Like a FoxCrazy Like a Fox (TV Series) Barbara Carlisle ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Myrna Montclair LeRoy ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for GlitterGlitter (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Fall GuyThe Fall Guy (TV Series) Diana ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Julie Mars / Queen Delphia ( 2 episodes, 1978–1983 )  Less 1978–1983 2
  • Primary photo for Portrait of an EscortPortrait of an Escort (TV Movie) Sheilah Croft  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Eve Mills ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Alicia Warren ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Medical CenterMedical Center (TV Series) Valerie ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Fol-de-RolFol-de-Rol (TV Movie) Various Characters  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Herself - Hostess ( 1 episode, 1965 ) , Performer ("Let's Dance", "Ballet Blues", "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening") ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #2.18 (Jan 30, 1965) Herself - Hostess, Performer ("Let's Dance", "Ballet Blues", "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for CheckmateCheckmate (TV Series) Janine Caree ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for MGM ParadeMGM Parade (TV Series) Performer ("Baby, You Knock Me Out" (1955)) ( 1 episode, 1955 ) , Herself ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 14, 1955) Herself, Performer ("Baby, You Knock Me Out" (1955)) (uncredited)  Less
Self (80 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (23 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Fabulous Allan CarrThe Fabulous Allan Carr Herself (archive footage)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for ImprescindiblesImprescindibles (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
    • Terenci (Sep 23, 2011) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Michael Feinstein's American SongbookMichael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Mini-series) Herself  Less 2010–  $500K
  • Primary photo for Let's DanceLet's Dance Herself (archive footage)  Less 2009 €65K
  • Primary photo for Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on MeJohnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 81st Annual Academy AwardsThe 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Orange British Academy Film AwardsThe Orange British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Herself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 60th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Tough Baby: Torch SongTough Baby: Torch Song (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for A Life in Words and MusicA Life in Words and Music (Video) Margo Grant (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Hollywood RemembersHollywood Remembers (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode )  Less 2000– 
  • Primary photo for Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (TV Short) Fiona Campbell in 'Brigadoon' (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American MoviesA Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (TV Movie) Gabrielle Gerard, 'The Band Wagon' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The 65th Annual Academy AwardsThe 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Rock Hudson's Home MoviesRock Hudson's Home Movies Charlotte King (archive footage)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Nylon bluesNylon blues Self (archive footage)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Marilyn: Something's Got to GiveMarilyn: Something's Got to Give (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode )  Less 1987– 
  • Primary photo for Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on TelevisionTexaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television (TV Special) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Bianca Arden from unifinished film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973
    • Episode dated 6 August 1973 (Aug 6, 1973) Bianca Arden from unifinished film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for MarilynMarilyn Herself (scene from "Something's Got to Give") (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for MGM ParadeMGM Parade (TV Series) Dancer / Herself ( 3 episodes, 1955–1956 )  Less 1955–1956
    • Episode #1.26 (1956) Self (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.17 (1956) Dancer (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Sep 21, 1955) Herself (archive footage)  Less

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