Cyd Charisse is an American dancer and actress. She performed in celebrated on-screen pairings with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Her work includes two of the most acclaimed dance sequences in musical cinema, from the movies “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Band Wagon”. She appeared more recently in Janet Jackson’s “Alright” music video. Her singing voice was usually dubbed in her musical film appearances, most often by India Adams.
Charisse wrote a joint biography entitled “The Two of Us”. She is featured in the 2001 “Guinness Book of World Records” under “Most Valuable Legs”. When in her 60s, she produced a workout video. In 2006 President George W. Bush presented her with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities, the highest official U.S. honor available in the arts.
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