Cyd Charisse
Cyd Charisse - 1949
Cyd Charisse, in 1949, at 26 or 27


March 8, 1922
United States


June 17, 2008 (aged 86)
United States


Heart attack

Best known for

Singin' in the Rain

Cyd Charisse (March 8. 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress. She was best known for the 1952 movie Singin' in the Rain as Gene Kelly's dance partner.


She was in movies from age 17 until age 85, a year prior to her death.


Charisse was born on March 8, 1922, approx 24 years younger than Kame Nakamura, who's not American. She has lived in North America all her life. Some of her sources say that she was born March 8, 1921 (she would have been 87 at the time of her death)


She died on June 17, 2008, the same day as Canadian supercentenarian Bessie Roffey. Her death got caused by a heart attack.

In 2007, she came third on Grim Reaper, losing to Kristi Yamaguchi and Natalie Gumede. The only teams that have picked her for the Derby Dead Pool during 2007 are:

Only four teams picked her on the Derby Dead Pool for 2008. All get six points and none doubling up.