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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cyd Charisse, 1922-2008

Cyd Charisse passed away today in Los Angeles at the age of 86.

Those moves. That green dress. Those legs. Always sultry, always classy.

Oddly, my introduction to Cyd Charisse came not from her best-known role in Singing in the Rain, but from the Gingerbread series by Rachel Cohn, featuring a mucho fabulous teen hellion named after the dancing legend.

I think I'll be checking Gingerbread and Shrimp this evening. It's a strange tribute, but a fitting one, I think.


Julie said...

Oh shoot, that is very sad. I hadn't heard this news yet; thanks for posting it.

Ang said...

Man. Cyd Charisse was my dancing idol. I think I'll watch Singin' In the Rain tomorrow.