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Amelinha December 6, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Chris! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Cyd, our favorite star, is still being the best among dancers - she was sweet and wonderful. Greetins from me and my homeland BRASIL!
   
Charlotte December 3, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Thank you Chris, for a wonderful year of fabulous pictures and videos of Cyd! I so enjoy the site.
I hope all of you caught TCM last week when they did the 3 parts of "That's Entertainment". It was wonderful and lots of Cyd, and many wonderful comments about her from Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She maybe gone, but is never forgotten. Thanks again Chris it's wonderful!!
   
Ross November 17, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  Cyd Charisse was the epitomy of excellence in films in which she displayed her talents as a unique dancer. With her background in classical ballet, perhaps the transition to Hollywood Musicals was more easily accomplished, but for all of us who were priviledged to watch her performancs, I, among countless others consider ourselves fortunate for having lived in the same era, where we were able to appreciate and enjoy the marvellous talents of a gracious and wonderfully talented lady. She is ever in our memory for what she has left as a lasting legacy in song and dance.
   
Cindy July 20, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Party Girl (1958)
  Gotta say... whenever I am feeling blue or out of sorts, I visit You Tube and watch "Dancing in the Dark". What is it about that magical dance sequence between Miss Legs and Fred Astaire that, in 2014 as I write this, has the power to uplift and enchant anyone who sees it... not just me? My neighbor's five year old daughter saw it once with me, and she of course did not know the plot of Band Wagon, or who was who... she was just utterly riveted to the screen. (Try and get a five year old to sit still, huh?) When it was over she tugged at my sleeve and said, "Could I see that again, Aunt Dit?" Such is the power of Cyd - still!!!
   
William April 14, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  I fell in love with Ms. Charisse when I was three years old. My parents took me to see a film because they couldn't find a babysitter. I met her in later years when I was in graduste school. She was as nice as she was beautiful. We kept in touch and corresponded. Rest in peace, lovely lady.
   
Amelia March 4, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Chris, hello ! Simply wonderful what you have published this month. She was beautiful, without somebody to compare, amazing. Unforgettable !
Thanks and best regards.
Amelinha
   
Charlie January 4, 2014
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I hope some of Cyd's fans were watching TCM on New Years Eve. They showed "That's Entertainment" parts 1,2,3. Cyd was in all of them as part of many of the great dance numbers they showed. She even hosted a segment. What a elegant, beautiful lady she is. She was truly one of the great stars of yester year. Thank the Lord, for TCM & for Cyd, and all the DVD's of her dancing. She will always be with us.
Charlie
   
Jim October 4, 2013
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I am 73 years old and of course have known who this lady was since I was a teenager. I watched "Singing" again on TCM, the other night, thank God for TCM!, and rediscovered her. In doing research I came across this site and it is great! She was indeed a very talented dancer with stunning good looks. I will certainly withhold my opinion on her acting until I see several more of her films. She also seems to be a complete person.
I did watch the Dancing In The Dark scene and it was wonderful. Can only wonder at the work these people put in as compared to the fluff and junk that passes for talent now.
Jim
   
Amelinha October 3, 2013
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk stockings (1957)
  Hello, Chris! To look back over Cyd, with Fred, or Gene, or any other dancer will always be an indescribable pleasure. Thank you very much for the videos. Regards from Amelinha
   
Charlie September 2, 2013
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Thanks so very much for putting the "Dancing in the Dark" video from the Band Wagon, up on the tribute site. It's my favorite, the simplicity, elegance and grace of both Mr. Astaire and Cyd, just blow me away. I could watch it over and over, and probably will. Thanks again.
   
Maggie March 8, 2013
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  Happy birthday beautiful Cyd! You are loved and greatly missed! Thanks for all those magical movie memories! I love you!
   
William December 7, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Hard work and talent make Cyd Charisse an inspiration to artists everywhere. It is a great pleasure to have lived in the time of such a wonderful performer. I am thnkful to have discovered this web site, to voice my personal appreciation for your contribution to western culture. God Bless you.
   
Charisse August 25, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  My dad named me after Cyd Charisse because he had to deliver me in our home in Northridge, California, 9/29/1958. I was always proud of that name and thought it was cool to be named after such a beautiful woman and a terrific dancer. I also love to dance, but never accomplished the great things she did. I really feel I need to get to know her more so I am going to start watching her movies as soon as I graduate from college, which will be in the Spring of 2013. This is a great website, however I would like to listen to the songs she sang. Thank you.
Charisse
   
Matthew June 4, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I know that many people would disagree with "Singing in the rain" but god, Cyd was my favorite part of the movie. And that sexy green flapper dress? I swear sometimes I drool over seeing that costume on Mrs. Charisse. I wish I had it, then I can have my wife wear it sometimes. If she wanted to.
   
Charisse May 26, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: -
  I have just been told that she is the person that I am named after, and WOW I am blown away!!! I had no idea who this beauty was until now! I will watch every single movie that I can find & read all that I can about her... I'm besides myself! ~Charisse
   
Charisse April 21, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  My mother named me after Cyd Charisse so I have become a fan through that venue. I haven't watched all of her movies but the ones I have seen have made me very proud of where my name came from. I look forward to many hours of watching her dance and perform.
   
Ross March 4, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All the musicals
  When I was a high school student during the early 1950's I worked weekends at the Rivera Country Club exercising the polo ponies riding in the scheduled polo matches. More than once while I was walking the ponies on the track around the polo field I would encounter many movie celebraties attending the games. Cyd Charisse would be one of the stars who absolutely captivated me with her grace, charm and friendliness. She never passed without wishing me well and "have a good day." She was then, and still is the very favorite film dancer and actress. There will never be an equal to her dancing ability, beauty and overall pure sex appeal. She allowed this high school student to walk in the clouds and be the topic of conversation when I was with school friends. God bless her soul!!
   
Harv January 11, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  First, I'd like to express my deep condolences to Mr. Martin and Cyd's family.
The GREEN dress! Forever engrained as the finest example of dance (to me)! Obviously Cyd's heavenly legs were enough to set me on fire, but the movements, the subtle tilt of her head... Well, that did it for me! Thank you Cyd, for your beauty, grace, charm and raw female sensuousness, displayed, as Keats once said "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"!
   
Kelly January 2, 2012
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Well it's a new year... I saw the new movie "The Artist" and went straight home to watch Cyd's beautiful moves in "Singin' in the Rain!" The two are perfect! Of course... Nothing could ever bring in the new year like Cyd's dancing. Happy New Year to the site and to all of you who bring it to us.
   
Alan November 26, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  They don't make'em like Cyd anymore; sheer class, unique talent, beauty and memories of Hollywood that will live forever to those of us who love Astaire, Kelly, Rogers, Moreno, O'Connor and of course the divine Cyd Charisse.
   
Brian November 5, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  I get MOVIE MEMORIES, on the front of the latest cover is a lovely coloured picture of Cyd. From Chris Roberts, good mag.
   
Kelly September 6, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Everyone always talks about her inability to act which, I agree was faulty, but somehow I think people shouldn't forget East Side/West Side so much or even the film that she had in the works with Marilyn Monroe right before she died (I have a copy of the unfinished work -- very funny). This site should not limit itself to a favorite movie though. Within each movie, there are dances... Dancing in the Dark, Desert Song (I think that's right), the Gypsy Dance, Baby You Knock Me Out!, all of which were great but need to stand alone and be judged beyond the show themselves. I guess first and foremost, the lady was a dance queen although some of her movies (speaking roles) could also be considered artistically. Nobody ever gave her a real chance, I mean who could believe, back then that someone with such beauty had brains too? I have everything she was in, including that awful science fiction piece and the workout video... even got the autobiography that she and Tony wrote. Got 8" by 10"'s, even got the classy lady to send an autographed pic when she was alive (I'm sure someone else did it but it was still nice to get). I'm proud she was a fellow Texan and still take delight in watching what I call her "Dress Tease" in Silk Stockings. What other words are there for it when people can get just as excited to see someone put on clothes as take them off?
   
Charlie July 5, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I watched "The Band Wagon" on TCM the other night, great movie! Robert Osborne, the host, stated that Cyd, has said that the "Dancing in the Dark" dance she did with Fred Astaire is her all time favorite dance number. It's my favorite too. It's a classic number, very simple and a beautiful espression of a very classic dance.
   
Paul June 17, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  3 years ago today we lost a true legend. Ms Charisse was/is the greatest female dancer ever to grace stage & screen. An inner beauty to match her spectacular looks, what a woman.
Gone but never forgotten. We miss you xx.
   
Bobby March 31, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Every single one
  Cyd,
You were the inspiration for my sister to become a dancer. I will always remember your wonderful smile on the posters in my sister's room. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!!!
   
Dorothea March 11, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  (In reference to previous post:) I saw pictures of her funeral program. It says 1922-2008.
   
Meghan March 8, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Happy Birthday to Cyd on what would've been her 90th birthday! You are thought of often and missed ever so much dear Cyd! " What a dame, What a dame, she belongs in the hall of fame - Baby you knock me out!" ("It's always Fair Weather")

Editor's note: biographies of Cyd Charisse don't all agree on the year of her birth, which depending on the source is anywhere between 1921 and 1924. However, the consensus is that Cyd Charisse was born in 1922, meaning that this year would have been her 89th birthday. Aside from this minor detail, a big thank you to Meghan for posting a message in honour of Cyd's birthday, even if she is no longer with us to read it.
   
Chris February 5, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  @Dorothea: I have seen "Thousands Cheer" listed in some filmographies for Cyd Charisse. The IMDb says she does an uncredited appearance in the Don Loper number. I had included the movie in this site's filmography page until recently. I removed the movie from the list after watching the movie and not being able to spot her. The book by Jean-Claude Missiaen, which I consider to be reliable, doesn't list the movie in her filmography.
   
Dorothea January 19, 2011
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I read that she was one of the girls in the Don Loper Number in "Thousands Cheer" but I canīt see her. Does anyone know where she dances ?
   
Paul December 6, 2010
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)
  I very much enjoy the monthly photo of Cyd. It is like a birthday present every month. To previous posters. Look on Turner classic movies if you have it on your cable system. That is where I found Meet me in LV. I have it on my DVR and watch the "Girl in the Yaller shoes" often. That is a great scene. Long live Cyd in our memories.
   
Dorothea September 21, 2010
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Hi Nani, you can find the movie on amazon.com but it is expensive.
   
Nani September 6, 2010
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  Cyd Charisse is the best dancer that has ever appeared on screen. I cannot go two days without watching one of her dances. It was so sad when she died in 2008 because that was the year that me and my family became aware of Cyd. I've tried to watch ever movie that she dances but I still haven't got to see "Meet me in Las Vegas", and I love her performance of Frankie and Johnny. So, does anyone know where I can find that movie??? Cyd is the best! She's my idol. I love her!
   
Charlie April 4, 2010
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Hello My Friends,
I maybe a day late and a dollar short, but I just finished reading "The Two of Us" writen by Tony Martin & Cyd. What a lovely book. Very interesting about Cyd and Tony's life. Also the insight she has about dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. I never knew much about either one of them, but sure do now, a great read! I recommend it highly Happy reading!
   
Charlie March 8, 2010
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Today is March 8, 2010 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYD! TCM is doing a wonderful tribute to her showing her fantastic movies. Such as The Band Wagon, Brigadoon, It's Always Fair Weather, Meet Me In Las Vegas, Silk Stockings, Two Weeks in Another Town. Happy Birthday Cyd, R.I.P. you're thought of and missed.
   
Bill October 8, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  This lady, who is much more than just an outstanding artist, has been a very special person to this 80 year-old fan. Her professional dancing ability, plus her demeanor as an actress, has created a spot in my life I like to think of as "My Safety Deposit Vault of Outstanding Memories."
Not only are very few performers allowed in, very few 'outsiders' are allowed to view those in my personal sanctus sanctorium. My thanks, my admiration, my unattached love to a wonderful credit to her profession, and thus, my enjoyment!
   
Carly September 26, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  What a wonderful site dedicated to my favorite dancing star! Miss Charisse was the inspiration for my pursuit of a dance career, although I am retired now, her beauty and grace are timeless. She was a class act. Today's stars could learn a bit about starpower from Cyd and Tony, they always looked larger than life in their glamourous photos. RIP Cyd, you have, and will continue to bring such joy to your legions of fans!
   
Meghan June 17, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Today marks the one-year anniversary of your passing... one year gone already but never ever forgotten. You are an inspiration to me and I will always have a special place in my heart for you Cyd. God Bless you. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
   
Gloria Ann April 18, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Loved Beautiful Exceptional Dancer Cyd Charisse in all of her Movies. Especially the ones where she danced with Gene Kelly. Felt so heartbroken when hearing of her death. Her marvelous talent will live on thanks to Motion Pictures always. Just happen to watch her movie tonight, "Silk Stockings."
   
Graciebird March 8, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Though I haven't seen much of Cyd Charisse's films, I find that I am very impressed with her amazing dance ability and underrated beauty. This is only my opinion, but to me, she resembles Ava Gardner, and they were both born in the same year. I am hoping to see The Band Wagon, and more of her pairings with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Beautiful Dynamite indeed. And a truly lovely site as well.
   
Maria March 8, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  Happy Birthday dear lady! You are so missed.
   
William March 8, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Happy Birthday, March 8, 2009, to one who now indeed does dance in clouds. Uniquely beautiful, uniquely talented. Uniquely her own, Ms. Cyd Charisse. All we need to know on Earth.
   
Steve February 17, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  As every red-bloodied boy in the 1950s-60s, I fell for the long legs, and wished I was Fred Astaire so I could dance with her too.
   
MK February 3, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them!
  "There is music in the air. Can you hear it? There are stars that fill the night. Can you see them? There are a two or three or a million more. And I see you in their light - just to move and and glide with you across the floor - I would leap at the chance for a glimpse of glance of one dance with you. - One dance just you and me, beneath the moon, beside the sea, one dance and it's happily ever after."
   
Bill February 2, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  As a young boy in his early teens (1950s), I thought that Cyd Charisse was the most beautiful creature on the planet. Fifty years later, I still do.
   
Narell January 2, 2009
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  I am amazed at how she could express moods, emotions and attitudes with her body and limbs. She was also a good looking woman with possibly the sexiest legs in movies. Her legacy will be a collection of movies that will entertain long after the people who made them are gone; and with those movies, a display of dancing that will never be equalled.
   
Herb September 30, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  She was, as Nat "King" Cole sang, "Unforgettable in every way."
   
Chris September 29, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  There are no words appropriate enough. I almost never gush about movie stars or film legends, but Cyd was different. I indulged in her loveliness for years while she was alive and marveled at her longevity on this earth. I even sent her a fan letter way back in 1983, telling her how stunningly sexy she was just twirling around in a camisole, stockings, and a transparent slip in "Silk Stockings." I was in college then, and considered the matter closed after dropping the letter in the mail. A month later, she answered me back with a nice 5x7 photo with a 'thanks' and her signature on the front. I've been dancing on air myself ever since. What a dame indeed. God rest her.
   
Charlie August 23, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I saw the movie "East Side, West Side" on TCM the other day. Not only beautiful Cyd but also Ava Gardner. Now who could ask for anything else in a movie but those two beautiful ladies. Both gone now but never to be forgotten. RIP, Cyd and Ava.
   
Rowena August 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I got to know who Cyd was from looking at a scrapbook of my mother's and asking who she was, though I was a young girl I was envious of her wonderful legs, but oh could she dance! Does that mean you have to have shapely long legs to dance? I hope not, mine are short and not so shapely! sigh... Long may Cyd remain in people's memories.
   
Charlie August 16, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I've been watching the 3 "That's Entertainment" movies again and Cyd is so wonderful. I hope everyone is or will be watching TCM as they are doing a lot of her movies with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; as a big fan of Cyd, I don't plan to miss any of them.
   
Betty July 13, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I am 77 years old and as a young girl became an admirer of Cyd Charisse. I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen and her dancing was breathtaking. When she and Tony Martin, who my mother adored, were married, I was happy that two beautiful and talented people had fallen in love. How romantic. And the wonderful part is that their love lasted a lifetime. I was saddened to hear of Cyd's passing and my heart goes out to her husband and family. She will be in my heart forever.
   
Si July 6, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  Cyd will always remain the goddess of dance. She had beauty, class and sex appeal - along with that extra ingredient X. My sympathy to her family.
   
Tom July 5, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  To the Movie Queen of dancing of all times. I have enjoyed seeing you dance in all your motion pictures and no one else can replace your beauty and charisma. May you rest in peace. The whole world will miss you forever.
   
Franz July 5, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957),
The Band Wagon (1953),
Brigadoon (1954)
  I am deeply saddened by the loss of a lovely, gracious, and beautiful performer. Whenever I think of dance on film, the top names that always come to mind are Astaire, Kelly, Caron, Vera-Ellen, and Cyd Charisse! She will be greatly missed.
   
John June 30, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I am so thankful to my mother who introduced me to the great classic movies and dancers as a child. Cyd Charisse is one of my favorites and it saddens me to see her gone. Again we lose another part of our great heritage of the innocent, classy and graceful times of a wonderful era. We love you Cyd and you will always be remembered for your grace, style and class.
   
Barbara June 27, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952),
The Band Wagon (1953),
Brigadoon (1954)
  I cannot choose one favorite out of the three that I listed above because in each one, I have a favorite scene. "Singin' in the Rain" where he dances with her in "Gotta Dance" number. In "The Band Wagon," the incredible "Dancing in the Dark" and the final "Girl Hunt Ballet"; Brigadoon, "The Heather on the Hill." And we must not forget the number "Red Shoes". She was an incredible dancer and wonderful person. My prayers are with the family.
   
Pamela June 27, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Harvey Girls (1946)
  I grew up on films the whole family could watch together, including many with this talented dancer and actress. I always enjoyed her in "The Harvey Girls", because it shows her classiness - she made the most of every small role. She was married for nearly 60 years people! Cyd was the epitome of grace and charm - a class act from start to finish. God bless her memory, and may God be with her family during this time of sadness.
   
Brian June 27, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I was listening to the news and I heard Cyd had died, I was devastated. I always enjoy legs, about 4 years ago I saw at the London Palladium a tribute to Fred Astaire by his daughter; her special guests included Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse; her red dress was split to the thigh, showing her lovely legs. Alas the legs are now at rest.
   
Meghan June 26, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  "To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." To Cyd Charisse: Thank you for giving me so much joy over the years. You are an inspiration to me. I love you, God Bless you and I'll be seeing you.
   
Earl June 25, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  It was the summer of 1953, I was 12 years old, my brother 9 years old; it was a hot summer day we decided to go to the movies and see "The Band Wagon." We only paid 9 cents at the central theater in Somerville, MA, and for 9 cents what a deal!
   
Carolyn June 25, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Deep in my Heart (1954)
  Cyd was my inspiration throughout my awkward teens and forever. Her grace became my grace when my stumblings and insecurities overcame the moment. "How would Cyd get through this" was my mantra and it got me through. Of all her movies (I saw them all) my favorite dance number was in "Deep In My Heart." Her Desert Song (One Alone) dance was seductive and classy. She alone had that capability. I would love to see a DVD of all of her famous dance numbers including her guest appearances on Fred Astaire's and other shows and Concerts. She was one of a kind and my hero forevcer. Rest in grace and peace.
   
J.J. June 25, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  I found out Cyd Charisse died from a friend's parent. And I literally almost burst into tears at the mention of it. I had to look it up just to confirm it and to my dismay it was true. I was reading some of the messages in the guestbook and I, too, thought she would have lived to be in her 90's as well. Such a classy and beautiful dame. And those legs! Not even Stacy Keibler, with her 42-in chlegs could beat her. Like those boxers say in It's Always Fair Weather: "What a dame! What a dame! She belongs in the Hall of Fame!" I love you Cyd Charisse. R.I.P. You will never be forgotten. Never.
   
Kathleen June 23, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  One of my favorites from the golden age of Hollywood - Miss Charisse was charm, grace, beauty and class. As a collector of MGM musicals, some of my most memorable moments on film are her dances with Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire; true classics. My heartfelt condolences to her family - rest in peace, Miss Charisse - you will always be beloved and a gift to the world of entertainment.
   
Marion June 23, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I fell in love with Tony Martin at 12 years old, (I am 59 now), when I saw him in "The Ziegfield Girl" and became aware of Cyd as his wife. She became my absolute, lifelong example to follow of everything desirable in a woman. I have never come close to being like her, but it has added greatly to my existence to have tried. I loved that she had all those years of love and joy with Tony and her family. God bless and God rest.
   
Cheryl June 22, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I am saddened at this great loss to the entertainment industry, but most importantly to the dance community. She will be greatly missed. A beautiful and extremely talented woman.
   
Carole June 22, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953),
Brigadoon (1954)
  As a child, I remember sitting in the theatre all afternoon watching Brigadoon over and over. Miss Charisse was captivating and when she was on screen, all eyes were on her! She was so elegant and her dancing talent was amazing. One of our very best is gone now, but her movies are with us forever. Aren't we lucky to have them!
   
Paolo June 21, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I'm sad. Cyd passed away all of a sudden. She'll live forever in the hearts of those who loved her.
   
Dan June 21, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I was shocked to hear of Cyd's death on Tuesday: I'd always assumed she'd live to her late 90's at least... I wish I'd known she was at Feinstein's (see earlier post) this past January; I would have loved to have seen her there, practically in my own neighborhood! (I used to live and work in Beverly Hills, too). She will always remain, for me, the paragon, not only of beauty, but of artistic perfection; and she may very well have been the greatest example of how the two are twined. May there be a place where Cyd is always dancing, each nuance just perfect, as before... My condolences to her family.
   
Patricia June 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Back in the 70's I was fortunate to be in New Orleans on New Year's eve and got to enjoy her show with husband Tony Martin. It was a very special evening and not being of that generation made me appreciate my parents' music more.
   
Pamela June 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I was a little girl living with just my Dad when Cyd Charisse came on our black-and-white Admiral TV, probably in some variety show. Dad spent most of her number wiping imaginary sweat from his forehead and grinning. I got the idea then that she was something special... and have never stopped loving her. Heaven is an even nicer place now, my dear.
   
Claude June 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  I am 73 years old and watched most of her musical films and admired her since I was a child. Her best dances were in Brigadoon with Gene Kelly and "Dancing in the dark" with Fred Astaire. Today nothing compares with the entertainment that the artists like Cyd brought us to the screen in the 40's and 50's.
   
Vic June 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  In 1957 I was 12 years old and fell in love with Ms. Charisse after watching her performance. I had a crush on her all my years thereafter. If one of her movies was on TV no matter the time I stayed up to see it. She was one of a kind and a real knockout. I will truly miss her.
   
Ruston June 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Ms. Charisse will always be the most glamourous and beautiful of all dancers on the MGM lot during the Golden Era. She danced her way across the screen with all the big stars from Astaire to Kelly. A true professional dedicated to her art and never once compromised her personal life to her true calling... dance! She is gorgeous in every one of the films that the public was so fortunate to see her in and we are truly blessed to have her beauty, grace and class captured on the screen... Forever, for future generations to learn from and enjoy. You performed so admirably, Cyd Charisse, and your footsteps are welcome in Heaven. Thank You, Cyd Charisse, for capturing the millions of hearts of your fans and resting peacefully now... We love you and know your divine spirit lives on...
   
Kay June 20, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  A beautiful person who has brought much pleasure to movie fans all over the world. You will be greatly missed by us. There will be only one Cyd Charisse.
   
E.L. June 19, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Of all the dancers I have seen few hold a candle to Cyd Charisse. She is poise, grace and beauty personified. Our condolences to the family.
   
Dorothea June 19, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: --
  I was really shocked when I read the sad news. I live in Germany and our news didn't even mention Cyd Charisse's passing. I hope that she rests in peace. I also hope, that pages like this one will continue because I think it's a good place to honour and remember her.
   
Joy June 19, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I am very sorry to hear from Cyd Charisse. I was shocked and upset, but Cyd had a very good and happy life. I love Cyd Charisse in old musical movies with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Gower Champion, James Mitchell and Ricardo Montalban. I hope that her hubby, Tony, Tony Jr, Nico Jr will feel better and they will have good and sparking memory of Cyd in heaven. Send my love her family and friends. I am profoundly deaf and British Sign Language. I love and knew lots of silent and talkie movie stars as I had old experts for 39 years.
   
Cindy June 19, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Party Girl (1958)
  Well, lovely lady - now you're dancing in Heaven with Fred Astaire. The elegance you gave us, your beauty and grace gifted all who had the pleasure to watch you through the years. To Tony and your family we send condolences. You will always remain - on the wide screen of our hearts. Dance on, in the Light!
   
Cira June 19, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  You were one of my very favorite stars, rest in peace and thanks for your delightful movies, your spectacular dances. I will never forget your beautiful face and figure (that I always envied). We still can see you thanks to the movies. May the Good Lord receive you, so you can dance up there also.
   
Bill June 19, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  We have unfortunately lost one of Hollywood's most talented dancers and a woman of incredible beauty. I was so sorry to hear of her passing... But, if only one positive note: she will live on in her screen performances and our hearts. And our sympathies to her family and her very talented husband Tony Martin... God Bless you Cyd, may you rest in peace. Thanks for showing us what "true class" is all about.
   
Meghan June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of the lovely and talented Cyd Charisse. I saw the film "That's Entertainment" for the first time a few years ago and have been a HUGE fan of her ever since! To me, she is just one of those people that you can't imagine dying. I am still in shock. Seeing her dance in all those wonderful old musicals brought and still does bring me so much joy. She was beautiful, talented, graceful... a real class act. I wish that I could have known her in this life and look forward to doing so in the next. God Bless you Cyd. You will be missed.
   
Linda June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  Never was a woman so beautiful, clothed and so sexy! She will be dancing her way all over Heaven now.
   
Harry June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  As Fiona in Brigadoon, Cyd Charisse seemed the epitome of everything sweet, feminine, lovely and good - and Scottish - while dancing and acting perfectly in her role. She had, I think, a magnetic quality as well as great talent, and she will not be forgotten.
   
Anthony June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957),
Brigadoon (1954)
  I with the rest of the world mourn the passing of this beautiful, elegant and gracious woman. I had the great privilege of meeting Mrs. Martin (Ms.Charisse) a few years back while attending the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards. She was so gracious and kind to me, and seemed genuinely interested. The world will be a little empty without this wonderful woman gracing it.
   
Gary June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I am saddened by the passing of Cyd Charisse, a dancer like no other for me and always classy, as a performer and apparently as a wife and mother. My condolences go out to Tony Martin, also one of my favorite singers/actors from my younger years and his two sons. Your loss must be immeasurable and you'll all be in my thoughts. May Cyd be free again to recapture the joy all her exquisite movement brought her and all of us.
   
Adeline June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Cyd Charisse is my favorite dancer. She was the combination of femininity, sensuality, and incomparable dancing skill. You could see her ballet training influenced all her dancing. From the way she used her arms and legs to extend each movement to the unique way she used her eyes to express the emotion of her dance. And that lovely voice! She's a tough act to follow. Generations of dancers will benefit from watching her.
   
Virginia June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  She was a great dancer and a very beautiful woman. I'm in my 30s but I use to stay up late at night watching old movies as a 8-9 year old child. So many greats are leaving that I really do feel as though I'm losing a relative. Times were so much simpler when I was younger back then and their movies do bring a smile to my face.
   
Tony June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957),
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I have the video of Silk Stockings, have watched it so many times, what a beautiful lady she was, those legs alone were definitely worth 3 million dollars, I know she had them insured. I was a dancer for 20 years in England, so I really appreciate the study and long hours you have to dedicate, the number in Silk Stockings, she danced Red Blues, her fouettes and turns were amazing. Such balance and execution. I met her and Tony Martin in the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 1992, she was so elegant and poised then, and Tony was such a handsome man. My sincere condolences, to the whole family. I am sure she will be back as healthy and as beautiful as ever. Sincerely, Tony.
   
Cristina June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  It's so difficult to say something which can explain my pain. She was one of my favourite actresses and dancers ever. I love musicals but unfortunately Spain isn't a country that adore them so I have been fighting for this genre here but I am not the only one. Cyd was beautiful and extraordinary dancer and above all an incredible human being. Rest in peace, dear Cyd. You will always be in my heart and I put flowers in front a photography of yours at home and I will cry you forever.
   
Dave June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  One of the most beautiful Hollywood Stars ever to have graced both the Silver and TV Screens. She constantly reminded me so much of my deceased mother who looked so much like her and idolised her. She coincidently was born only a few days before Cyd. (and strangely I was born only a few days after Cyd's son Tony). We have all been lucky to be blessed by her presence and so will generations to come. My deepest sympathies to all her family.
   
Howard June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I had the pleasure of meeting Cyd Charisse in Palm Springs many years ago, she signed my autograph book and was very gracious, and needless to say very beautiful. My warmest condolences to the whole family. May her remembrance be for a blessing and my heart prayers and thoughts are with you all.
   
Merce June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954),
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  A big loss for cinema. So sad because she was a very good actress.
   
Alex June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954),
Silk Stockings (1957)
  She was the greatest female movie dancer of the 20th Century. She demonstrated a brilliance that was outstanding on the screen. She was one of MGM's greatest stars, contributing to their reputation as the world's golden movie studio. I have just about every movie she made and watch them often. Farewell to a wonderful woman.
   
Chizuko June 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Dear Cyd, I love you very much. I can't say more.
   
Sally June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  I am a nurse in California and had the privilege of getting to know both Cyd and Tony when their son Tony was involved in an accident a few years ago. What wonderful down to earth people who never missed a day visiting their son while he was hospitalized. Cyd was a classy classy lady, beautiful and poised. Tony was so genuine, friendly and a real class act. The world will miss Cyd, she was one of a kind.
   
Cheryl June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Fellow Cyd Charisse fans, I mourn with you. As a dancer myself, I loved her dancing, beautiful legs and her bubbly personality. I can't say how many times my late mother and I watched the movies she was in. When she came to Melbourne at Her Majestys we saw the show 8 times. It was magical for us. I raise my glass to her wonderful life.
   
Claire June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953),
Brigadoon (1954)
  The world has lost a great human being, an always elegant woman, the greatest dancer of yesterday, today and all the tomorrows to come! I (we) will miss her, but thank God she has left us her remarkable and cherished films and her exercise video. My sincere condolences to her husband, Tony Martin and her sons, Nico and Tony, Jr. Thanks for the memories, Cyd! God rest her soul.
   
Charlotte June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I'm absolutely devastated at the news of Cyd Charisse's death. She will always be my favorite dancer, and indeed a lovely lady. Thank God, we have all her wonderful movies. My deepest sympathy to her Husband Tony Martin and her 2 sons, family and friends. May she rest in peace.
   
Jesse June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I'm devastated to learn of Cyd's death! I know you are too. I had to tell someone! I've been a member here for ten years. I hope you don't stop remembering the legend that she was...
   
Howard June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Cyd was the best; a true artist in every sense of the word. She paved the way for many but let me say that there was only one Cyd. She maintained her beauty and elegance her entire life. Cyd we will miss you.
   
Daryl June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  Rest in Peace Cyd, I had the honor of seeing Cyd in person in January at Feinstein's in NYC. What an honor. She was the best dancer ever.
   
Lucio June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  I am very sad. The great Cyd has passed away. Right now I can say no more. Condolences to her family.
   
Kelly June 17, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I just heard the news and I'm frantic. I can't believe she's really gone. I will truly miss her, she was a credit to her art and credit to our home state of Texas. I said The Band Wagon was my favorite film but I'm glad they didn't ask about favorite dances... I couldn't narrow it down. I will miss Cyd but I will go on watching her movies and introducing her to everyone who hasn't had the benefit of the "oldies".
   
Mary Jane June 10, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953),
Meet me in Las Vegas (1956)
  I so admire your dancing ability. My favorite dance scenes are you and Astaire in "The Band Wagon" in the nightclub and you in the Boxing Club dancing with the boxers (in "It's Always Fair Weather"). You are an inspiration and there will never be anyone like you again. My father abandoned my mother and I when I was very little... there was never any money for dance lessons. So as an adult, I took a tap class and cried all the way home. The "little girl" in me just loved it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent all those years as "little girls" everywhere watched you dance.
   
Jesse April 4, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Meet me in Las Vegas (1956)
  I went to school in Los Angeles, and used to drive around Beverly Hills hoping for a glimpse of this wonderful dancer. I get tingles every time I see her on screen! I wish she'd give more cameos from time to time these days. Still divine, after all these years.
   
Dan March 8, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Best wishes on your birthday!
   
Peter March 8, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I just wanted to wish Cyd Charisse a very Happy Birthday today, March 8, 2008. Her musicals have given me enormous pleasure through the years. She is a total class act.
   
Tamaki March 8, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Happy Birthday, Cyd! I celebrate heartily. I hope that you are well all the time.
   
John March 5, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Happy Birthday Mrs. Tony Martin. After reading "The Two Of Us" three times, I feel as though I knew the Martins personally. Tony was a recruiter in the Navy during WWII, and I was a Navy V5 Aviation Cadet. Cyd, the dancing in The Band Wagon, Ziegfeld Follies and Singin' in The Rain; well, one never tires of it. Doris and I were also married in 1948; we had our 60th in January without fanfare. I must mention the yaller shoes in Meet Me In Las Vegas.
   
Tom March 5, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Happy Birthday to Cyd Charisse
You are the most wonderful and beautiful dancer that the movie screen has produced. Thank you for making my life happier in watching all you movies. I hope that you enjoy your birthday and may God bless for being such a great person.
   
Mark March 3, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Happy Birthday Cyd, from a fellow Texan.
   
Marit February 27, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Dear Lady Charisse,
I'm 24 years old, and ever since I was a kid I loved to watch you dancing in Singing in the rain. I wish I could not only dance like you but that I could also put the expression in dance the way you did! You are an inspiration to me!
   
Kelly February 21, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singing in the rain (1952)
  One word describes everything about her: class!
   
Carlo February 4, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Sombrero (1953)
  Ms. Cyd Charisse will for always be the elegant dance actress... there can never be any billion dollar legs like hers... billion... not just million. Wishing her all the best for always.
   
Tom February 3, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singing in the rain (1952)
  I have always admired Cyd Charisse dancing with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire in all her movies. To me she is the best... those legs are worth a million! Every time they play her movies on TV I have to watch them. My favorites are Singing in the Rain and Silk Stockings. I am completely crazy in love with her. What a great artist!!!
   
Charlie February 3, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I just watched Cyd and Gene Kelly on TCM in Brigadoon. Wonderful to see Cyd dancing with Gene. She is so beautiful. A great way to spend a Sunday morning.
   
Cytheris January 24, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Not only legs but face and body too; she is a rare thing; and gifted such like her are nature's masterpieces. I wonder how would the great masters carve her as a beauty, Mamoulian too knew how to show a woman's best sides as he did in queen Christina (Garbo in boots and velvet being what is her real self). Oh Cyd Charisse is as lovely as her last name indicates, "charis" meaning love and joy
   
Tracy January 18, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Deep in my heart (1954)
  A fantastic site! There is no doubt that Cyd Charisse is the most passionate and elegant of dancers. The Hollywood stars from yesteryear certainly knew how to exude their charm and sexuality with none of the crudness that there seems to be nowadays. I have admired her for years and when I did ballet I really wanted legs like hers (still do!) I recently watched the video of Deep in my Heart again, and the Desert Song has to be my all time favourite. I am getting married in September and I just have to get a dress made identical to Cyd's when she is performing in the Desert Song. If anyone knows where I can find any photos of the dress please let me know (I'll also need a good dressmaker and probably a large bank balance!!)
   
Charlotte January 1st, 2008
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Hi
Cyd has been my favorite female dancer since I was a child. She is just incredible. Not only can she dance, but she also sings and acts. She is such a beautiful woman, with non-stop legs. I just finished watching the 3-That's Entertainment segments on TMC. She was featured quite a bit. I could watch her perform all night. My favorite dance number if I have to pick one, would be the dance with Fred Astaire, "Dancing In The Dark." I really love and admire this lady. We are so lucky to have all the motion pictures she was in. Hope she will live a long and happy life.
   
Kath December 28, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  I just loved all of Cyd's musicals. I think she is one of the most beautiful actresses of our time. I never tire of watching her DVDs of which I have. I love all of the musicals of yesteryear. I hope Cyd keeps good health.
Regards, Kath.
   
Bob December 21, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  She is in my view the greatest film dancer ever by light years. When she dances with Kelly or Astaire, you don't even notice them. She is just astonishing to watch dance, and Dancing in the Dark is my favorite film dance, though it's quite short. She personifies everything feminine and beautiful in that dance, though she is incredible in everything. We'll never see another Cyd Charisse.
   
John December 17, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  What a great tribute to one of the most unique ladies to ever grace the Silver Screen. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas, and A Happy New Year. I just love your site and i will spend mcuh time on it this week.
Greetings, John.
   
Oemer November 12, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Great Website, thank you very much. I collect films and I own in my collection 3 movies of Cyd. I wish I could show you my treasures. For example my rarest movie, a original German first release print in 35mm Technicolor "Ziegfeld Follies" with a very young Cyd. It is really an other feeling to see it on the big screen in real Technicolor. Best regards to you all.
   
Tony October 21, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  I discovered Cyd at 13, on late night TV, with the rest of the house asleep and was instantly in love. I still am, I guess. While "Red Blues", "Heather on the Hill", "Dancing in the Dark", "Baby You Knock Me Out" all still stun and amaze me, "Fated To Be Mated" is the one that breaks my heart. Cyd and Fred look so happy just to be dancing, and by this time MGM and the musical were starting to fall apart. But there they were, dancing on through the fire and still giving it all they had. What pros, what dancers, what joy she's given me!
   
Tamaki October 18, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  I am Japanese. I am a junior high student. I am a girl. I am studying English, but cannot speak it well yet. Therefore I will only say this: I love Cyd Charisse; I love her now and forever.
   
JJ October 13, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  When I was very young, and taking ALL the dance/gymnastics lessons I could possibly make time for, I was determined to grow up and BE Cyd Charisse! (My second choice was Mitzi Gaynor.) - As you probably already know, it didn't exactly work that way... but to this day I have never been able to fault either my taste, or my judgement! Fabulous!
   
John October 4, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  By far, the most stunningly beautiful woman in the entire world! The definition of beauty and grace.
   
Sarah October 1st, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  This is a great site about a truly great star! Such beauty and such talent!
   
Hannah September 5, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I am 13 years old, and the first time I saw Cyd Charisse was when I was about seven, and watching "Singin' In The Rain" for the first time. At first sight, I was enraptured. I thought she was the most lovely, exotic, and beautiful woman I'd ever seen, and I adored her. Since then, I have ripped my library apart, trying to find ANYTHING that has her in it! She is my absolute favorite, and she is a perfect example of self-dicipline and grace. I can't get enough of her.
   
John July 25, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Dear Cyd - Over the past year I have viewed several films - plus reading The Two Of Us. Now, which do I like best? Number one is Dancing In The Dark; Number two is the Ballet Volley Ball; perhaps Number three is the Love Scene in Silk Stockings; I would be hard pressed to name a role that was not just about perfect. I'm having a problem trying to purchase Meet Me In Las Vegas. I'm your jr., but not by much.
   
Emily July 20, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  Hi, my name is emily and I'm about to be 15, I love watching Turner Classic Movies and I saw this movie called Brigadoon and it sounded familiar (our school was supposed to do it for spring musical but they brought it back to Broadway) so I watched the movie, and I LOVE your acting, and you are so pretty, and graceful! I just wanted to let you know that as a dancer and singer, you inspire me! just from this one little thing! You truly are amazing!
   
Rebecca July 15, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Thank you very much for this website. It is a fantastic tribute to the most elegant and lovely star ever to grace the silver screen. I, too, wish we had more of her and of her dancing on film. She was and is an extraordinary talent and beauty.
   
Doris June 3, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Hello, I am a mature woman, and I miss the dancing of one of the movies sexiest and most talented stars. She lit up the screen! I know she was a success, but personally I think she should have been a greater star than what she was!
   
Melanie April 11, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Party Girl (1958)
  Thanks for such a great site. I just finished watching the movie Till the Clouds Roll By (which I bought because she was in it.) I wanted to make sure that it was her and found this great site. The individual movie shots of her are great. It was a bit part and I was sure it was her, but wanted the confirmation. I can't wait to check out the rest of the site.
   
Fred April 2nd, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Dear Cyd,
The first time I got to see you, was in Switzerland after WWII, that was in Wil, SG-Cinema. Of course it was your figure and the LEGS which I admired!! Since you're also a Pisces Person, born on March 8, 1922, I am born March 15, 1922 we are the same age! And you look always so good and Happy Birthday to you.
   
Patti March 18, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I never saw anyone dance quite like Ms. Charisse and I guess I never will again. I liked to watch Juliette Prowse and Joey Heatherton, but Ms. Charisse was my favorite.
   
Dorothea March 15, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Hello everybody! Great website! It's good to see that there are still some people who remember the Stars of the "Golden Area". And Cyd Charisse definitely is one of the best.
   
Dan March 8, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956),
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Happy Birthday, Cyd! I wish there were some way for your fans to give to repay you commensurate with all you've given to us. Many thanks.
   
Susan March 6, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  She was gorgeous! There will never be another like her.
   
Gayle March 6, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain
  I could watch Cyd dance with Gene Kelly over and over again! Her long legs! What a master piece. She and Kelly were matched perfectly. I would love to meet her.
   
Aaron February 20, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Meet me in Las Vegas (1956)
  Athleticism and grace, shealthed in feminine beauty, that's Cyd Charisse. After 62 years, I can avow, no one does it better than Cyd Charisse.
   
Fran February 19, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Growing up wanting to be a dancer, I went to every musical movie I could. I was so impressed even as a child with the grace and beauty of this marvelous dancer. As an adult I appreciate even more not only her style but her classic delivery of her every movement. When I watch her dance I am transfixed by her wonderful talent. When Cyd Charisse danced, whether it be ballet or jazz, she brought to dance, a sophistication and class that only she could. She has given me many hours of happiness and joy through her talent. Thank you Cyd and may God continue to bless you.
   
Eileen February 19, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  I have been admirer of Cyd Charisse since childhood. My mother would say, "Now watch her! How beautifully she moves, see how graceful she is!" And my Dad would add, "Wow, what a gorgeous woman." Now I'm nearly 60 myself, and I still watch her movies at every opportunity. No one could ever compare to her. I wish she could dance for us forever. God Bless her!
   
Cyd February 16, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Cyd Charisse, wow you are so awesome, I can't say I'm familiar with your movies, and I do apologize, I'm not much of a movie watcher, as I rarely almost never watch TV. For a reason maybe a few. You have always been my favorite star. If I were asked or able to meet anyone in the world, you would be my first choice and only choice, as I never have thought much about who else I would like to meet. My name is Cyd Charisse, too. My dad must have thought you were hot. As Ann Margaret too, was one of his faves, and look at her and you now, still beautiful, gorgeous, a life full of life and memories and stories to share and tell. I hope one day that I will have the opoortunity and the pleasure of meeting you, why do some peoples paths cross then, some paths never connect. Hopefully one day our roads would meet, even if for a brief minute. Thank you, I felt I have known you all my life.
   
Carolyn February 8, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Deep in my heart (1954)
  Cyd had a specialty number with James Mitchell (a wonderful partner). It was incredibly sexy. Also her true life husband Tony Martin had a great number, "Lover Come Back To Me". Lots of stars, but Cyd was tops.
   
Clare January 9, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  I have adored Cyd since I was 11, I am now 29 years old, it is my dream to meet her as she has been a big part of my life and has made me so happy through her films. I remember when I saw Brigadoon and I was amazed by the beauty and grace of Cyd. I wish to thank Cyd for bringing me so much happiness through her films. Best Wishes to you Cyd.
   
Syd January 6, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  You are my absolute favorite actress. I really love your dancing - such grace is always timeless. I'm a huge fan of all the movies from that era. I'm only 15, but I know I'll be a fan for the rest of my life. And if that wasn't cool enough, I'm from Texas too!
   
Luciano January 4, 2007
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  Thanks for the incredible web site. You have done an outstanding job of a true tribute to a legend. I can think of no other actress in our current day that can match her talent or beauty. Should I encounter memorabilia not seen here I will send it to you for all to enjoy. Thanks again.
  Editor's note: Thank you! New content for the site is always appreciated!
   
Cydni November 3, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I just recently became a major fan of Cyd Charisse. I was named after her and I am also a dancer. I love dance and I am a fan of black and white musicals even though I was born in 1972. During her era you had to know how to dance cat and sing and also be beautiful. I think Cyd Charisse is a class act all around and nobody can work a leg like her. I would love to meet her and tallk to her regarding her career, does she ever do appeareances? Anyway keep up the good work and I love the website.
   
Donald November 3, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: -
  A short auto-biography... From movie abstinence to a movie addict, as a result, I discovered Cyd Charisse late in my life, but what a discovery. Elegant: without a doubt. Beautiful: beyond words. Graceful: for the ages. She is all this and more. A beauty, a talent, a presence that is timeless.
   
Callie October 27, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Many!
  Nice website. I was watching a documentary about Gene Kelly, anatomy of a dancer, and Cyd came by with dancing songs and an interview. Just great.
Monroe was the best, but Cyd comes really close!
   
Tom October 4, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I haved loved all the musicals of Cyd Charisse. The most beautiful legs of any dancer of all times. What a woman!!
I have loved her all my life. I wish that she would come to San Antonio, TX on a visit so we can see her. I have always wondered if she had any latin blood in her. They just don't make women like her...beautiful, elegant and with a lot of class. May God bless for making me so happy to watch her movies over and over.
   
Norma September 17, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Cyd Charisse - "Dancing in the Dark" with my favourite male dancer, Fred Astaire. Wow! It is superb - I watch it over and over again on my DVD.
Cyd, did you enjoy dancing with Fred? You looked good together!
   
Tim August 15, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  What can I say? The minute I first saw that elegant dance scene with Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon I fell in love. Now I can't get enough of Cyd, and I know why Gene Kelly called her "the lovely Cyd Charisse". I only wish I had gotten to know you many years ago, but thank God you will remain alive on film for many, many years to come. Bless you my dear, and thanks for your wonderful work over the years.
   
Cindy July 4th, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: -
  I suddenly remembered - did anybody catch that Janet Jackson video done a couple of years ago? Can't remember the name (somebody help me, out there!) but Janet confesses she has ALWAYS admired Cyd. So Janet bops through this imaginary town, and suddenly a tall, stunning woman comes out of nowhere and joins her in a little dance. The MINUTE she starts moving, you know it's Cyd Charisse. Still classy, still leggy, matching Janet step for step, natch... Wowee!!
  Editor's note: the video that Cindy is referring to here is Janet Jackson's "Alright" music video from 1990, featuring Cyd Charisse and Cab Calloway.
   
Cindy June 26, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Party Girl (1958)
  With Tony Martin singing that catchy title tune ("underneath your mascara, everyone knows you're hiding a tear or two...") Cyd plays a sophisticated 1930's era leggy showgirl (Vicki Gaye!) who turns out to have beauty, brains, AND guts, capturing the heart (and raising the consciousness) of mob lawyer Tommy Farrell (Robert Taylor), while catching the raunchy eye of sleazo gangster second banana John Ireland. What a movie! Okay, go on and tell me... it's a silly Nicholas Ray shmaltzfest, but guess what?.. when Miss Charisse dances, and strolls across the room, saying things like, "I'm not afraid of Louie Cannetta, or Rico Angelo (played by Lee J. Cobb!)", man, like... all the bad dialogue is forgiven, girlfriend. In my book she always will be - one classy dame. Long may she wave... Cyd was THE REAL DEAL!!!
   
Howard June 5, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Party Girl (1958)
  I saw Cyd and Tony in Vegas in 74.
Cyd was as beautiful as she was in 58. I am sixty nine years old and a retired pilot. I have lived a very exciting life as a bush pilot in Canada. I havn't missed much in life. Cyd, however, is the only celebrity I have ever wanted to meet and spend time with. Of course, being Texan by birth I like the fact that she is From Amarillo. I hope she is doing well and continues to be active at this time in life.
Howard
   
Mats March 28, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  Dear Cyd,
If you are reading this, I want you to know that you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen! You are so talented and you project such a sophisticated, strong, cool and very feminine personality in your movies! Thank you for all those unforgettable movie moments. I wish it would have been me and not Fred giving you that kiss in front of the fireplace in Silk Stockings...
Best regards,
Mats
   
Carolyn March 21, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  I do not see Cyd's and her husband Tony Martin movie bits in "Deep In My Heart". She did an incredibly sexy dance to the Desert Song. The dress was by Helen Rose and it looks like it was inspired in part by Grace Kelly's wedding dress from the waist up. Cyd was my role model growing up.
   
Cyd March 14, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: -
  I was named after Cyd Charisse, as my dad was in the generation of those times, when stars were really stars,as he also admires Ann Margaret. I've ALWAYS wanted to meet Cyd Charisse, as the closest I had come close to her, was standing in front of her house in front of a gate, that had a very long driveway that led up to her house in LA. My sister too, also, lived in London where she was able to get me an autographed picture of this wonderful lady who I very much have adored all my life. And now... to find her name, my name, OUR name on the internet, is so incredibly amazing. Thank you so much for this site, and the beautiful photos, she is most definitely still a beautiful lady. What is Cyd doing now, and would there ever be a chance of me, ever getting to see her or meet her one day? Thank you so so very much once again.
   
Bob March 9, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Brigadoon (1954)
  I was a good friend of her son Nick at Menlo College and remember crusing in Nick's new 1959 silver Corvette (and complaining about the rattling noise the stick shifter made). Meeting Nick's mom, then Mrs. Martin, was a great pleasure as was watching her in the films she graced.
   
Frankie March 9, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: All of them
  Happy birthday to you and many happy returns. Have loved your performances for many years. I only wish I could have seen you in person but your movies will always be part of my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
   
Emily January 20, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  First off, I think your site is truly amazing! No doubt about it, Cyd Charisse had some real talent in her! She proves it in every one of her films! She has and will stay one of my favourite dancers of all time! I love the photos and keep up the more than excellent work on the website!:)
~Emily
   
Will January 17, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  I was a little boy of seven when i saw Miss Charisse for the first time and i loved her grace, beauty and most of all her way of dancing. What a talent.
Now 37 years later i still love to see her and hope that one day i will have all her movies so that i can enjoy her dancing for ever.
Thank you Miss Charisse and thanks legs.free for the wonderfull site.
   
Tony January 6, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Silk Stockings (1957)
  This website is a fitting tribute to a great star. Cyd Charisse has made some exceptional movies and its very difficult to chose a favourite, I like 'The Unfinished Dance' for the storyline, I think 'The Bandwagon' was great for its entertainment but I have to choose 'Silk Stockings' as my favourite Cyd Charisse movie because I think the plot, comedy, dancing and songs are excellent. I admire how Cyd managed to keep a completely dead-pan serious expression on her face at times when the scenes were extremely funny. Finally Cyd's lightening quick dancing to 'Red Blues' is my favourite Cyd Charisse dance number.
   
Tom January 4, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  I love all her dancing scenes in that movie...especially the one where she comes out in white with a long sheet flying up to the sky. Her legs and feet are so sensous. Also the dance scene of the move with Gene Kelly of "Brigadoon". There are no modern dancers that can dance so beautifully as her. Thank you for all the photos of her monthly film gallery.
   
Michael January 2nd, 2006
  Favorite Cyd Charisse movie: The Band Wagon (1953)
  Cant believe nobody as written here yet, what a talent this lady is!
   

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