Charisse, Cyd

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Charisse, Cyd Gender: F
Tula Ellice Finklea
born on 8 March 1922 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Amarillo, Texas, 35n13, 101w50
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°05' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°35 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 23°03'

Cyd Charisse


American dancer who began her career in ballet with the Ballet Russe. In Hollywood, she married Nico Charisse 8/12/1939 and they opened a dance school. From 1943 she appeared in small film roles, a number of musicals and frequent dance cameos. As her reputation grew, she was memorable as one of the great dancers in such films as "Brigadoon," 1954 and "Silk Stockings," 1957.

Tula Ellice Finklea started ballet lessons at eight in Amarillo, Texas. She became Cyd because her brother could not pronounce Sis. At 13, she began studying with dancer Nico Charisse in Los Angeles, which led to her acceptance in the Ballet Russe. At 17, she married Nico. For several years she danced in Europe until MGM producer Arthur Freed offered her a contract. She worked as a background dancer until 1952 when she starred with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain." After divorcing Nico in 1944, she played the field for a while, including dates with Howard Hughes, before marrying Tony Martin on 5/15/1948. She had one son with each of her marriages, Nicky on 5/07/1942, and Tony Jr. on 8/28/1950.

Musicals went out of style, but Charisse kept busy in other films and performing in clubs with her husband. She maintained her disciplined lifestyle, and by the age of 73 she is still gorgeous and able to kick above her waist during her work-out class a couple times a week.

She died on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles after an apparent heart attack. She was 86.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Martin, Tony (born 25 December 1913)
  • other kin relationship with Visitor, Nana (born 26 July 1957). Notes: Aunt/ niece


  • Relationship : Marriage 12 August 1939 (First marriage, Nico Charisse)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 May 1942 (Nicky born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Career 1943 (Debut in minor film roles)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1944 (Nico Charisse)
  • Relationship : Marriage 15 May 1948 (Tony Martin, second husband)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 August 1950 (Tony Jr. born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 1952 (Career became noted)
  • Death by Heart Attack 17 June 2008 in Los Angeles (Age 86)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise (Still in condition, teaching at age 73)
  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Fatal)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 25 years, divorced)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Nico Charisse, Tony Martin)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Started Cyd as a nickname)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Club act, dance show)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Ballet)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Gross motor control (Famous dancer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection