SUTS DAY 14-CYD CHARISSE

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TCM has 12 films featuring the dancer-actress.  A bit of trivia: her real name was Tula Ellice Finklea.  Now that is a reason to change a name if I ever saw one.

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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Cyd’s breakthrough film.  When MGM needed a stronger dancer for a 15-minute number, Cyd was given the role of a sultry moll who toys with Gene Kelly’s emotions.


The Band Wagon (1953)

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Cyd is a ballerina who teams up with movie dancer Fred Astaire in his comeback role on Broadway.


Tension (1949)

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Cyd is caught up in the disintegrating marriage of Richard Baseheart and Audrey Totter.

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