Female Dancer debuting in the 1940's. Cyd was born in 1922 and died in 2008 from a heart attack.
She recovered from polio as a child and then studied ballet. She was paired with the male wonders of the dance industry such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She appeared in famous musicals such as 'The Band Wagon', 'The Harvey Girls', 'Brigadoon' and was featured in a dance sequence (allongside Gene Kelley) in 'Singing in the Rain'.
in the late 1950's she stopped dancing in films, but went on to acting in films and television programs, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.
Cyd Charisse was an amazing female 1940's dancer, from ballet to jazz.