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!!!


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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