Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tula Ellice Finklea.


The well-known actress and dancer referred to in in Hollywood as Cyd Charisse , passed away on the 17th, as I'm sure all of you are already aware but, this is the first chance I've gotten to sit down and make a post.

Cyd's filmography includes roles in such classic films as The Harvey Girls alongside Judy Garland, Silk Stockings with Fred Astaire, and she was chosen specifically by Gene Kelly to perform alongside him in the famous Broadway Medley Ballet scene from Singin' in the Rain .

She was presented with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities in 2006 in honor of her extensive career.

So, goodbye to another of the last gems of Hollywood's golden age, and thank you for sharing your talent.

Cyd alongside Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon:

Sunny Side Up! darlings,

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