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)


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)


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

Tension (1949)


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


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