Cyd Charisse was born today. She achieved stardom as Gene Kelley’s dance partner in Singin’ in the Rain. The other highlights of her relatively brief career included The Bandwagon, Brigadoon, It’s Always Fair Weather, and Silk Stockings. At 68, Charisse made her Broadway debut as Elizaveta Grushinskaya, the aging Russian ballerina in Grand Hotel. | NewMusicalsInc /* Mobile Menu Retract ---------------------------------*/

Cyd Charisse was born today. She achieved stardom as Gene Kelley’s dance partner in Singin’ in the Rain. The other highlights of her relatively brief career included The Bandwagon, Brigadoon, It’s Always Fair Weather, and Silk Stockings. At 68, Charisse made her Broadway debut as Elizaveta Grushinskaya, the aging Russian ballerina in Grand Hotel.