Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CYD CHARISSE (1922-2008)


I am very saddened by the death of one of my all-time favorite Hollywood actresses, Cyd Charisse. Of course Charisse was well known for her beauty (notably her famous legs) as well as her dancing. But she was also a great actress with memorable performances in classic films such as The Band Wagon, Party Girl, Brigadoon, and Silk Stockings. She also has a brief but unforgettable appearance in Singin’ in the Rain.

The Band Wagon is one of the greatest musicals in the history of Hollywood and I do not think it would be so without Cyd Charisse. That film remains one of my personal favorites, one that I revisit very often.

Charisse was one of the last living Goddesses of the Hollywood studio era and one of the most iconic figures in movie musicals… she will be missed!!!

1 Comments:

At September 10, 2009 at 6:08 AM , Anonymous Najum Latif said...

I always admired the Clean angelic personality of Cyd Charisse.I was very fortunate to see her perform at London in 1987. After her performance I saw her at the back entrance when she was leaving. She was tall, beautifully elegant, sophisticated and very kind. I went forward and requested her for an autograph. She very kindly obliged me. While she was signing I told her that I was also from the United States of America. She looked at me with kindness and flashed a lovely smile.It was one of my greatest moments.I loved her in Party Girl, Singing in the Rain, Bandwagon. Her death saddened me. May her soul rest in peace.NAJUM LATIF

 

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