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    Cyd Charisse RIP

    BBC news page

    Nice video too.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    who?

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dep View Post
    who?
    Ay carumba! All you had to do was to click on the link to find out!

    She was a brilliant dancer and a Movie Star (in the true meaning of the words).

    I hope they put Brigadoon & Singin' in the Rain on telly soon.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP



    Wow! She was great.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    I used to watch those movies on bbc2!!!

    At least she wasnt young and she has had a successful career.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    I did click and saw some old romantics holding hands.
    Who?
    Is she important to dance?

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    I hope they put Brigadoon & Singin' in the Rain on telly soon.
    Haven't seen Brigadoon for ages.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dep View Post
    Is she important to dance?


    I am used to questions about green flies and other unlikely queries on the forum

    But this is one question I never expected to be asked

    Wash your mouth out with soapy water

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    As a kid, I remember countless occasions on which a film would come on the telly (they never advertised 'future attractions' then) and my dad would say:

    "Ooh. Cyd Charisse is in this. She had great legs, you know."

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dep View Post
    Is she important to dance?
    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove View Post
    I am used to questions about green flies and other unlikely queries on the forum

    But this is one question I never expected to be asked

    Wash your mouth out with soapy water
    why,
    and what's so very offensive about the question?
    but I find this post very offensive

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dep View Post
    I did click and saw some old romantics holding hands.
    Who?
    Is she important to dance?
    Dep you crack me up - clearly there is some persistent bubble round the borders are you sure you don't live in Brigadoon. Mind you if you did you'd know her, she starred in that movie

    In that period where dance was a regular feature in the successful movies of the day her name was up there along people like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly etc. Should put her in perspective.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dep View Post
    I did click and saw some old romantics holding hands.
    Who?
    Is she important to dance?
    Just in case, see the attached link to get a better idea of why people might think the dance world has lost one of its greats
    CYD CHARISSE

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Agente Secreto View Post
    Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly etc. Should put her in perspective.
    heard of all four names, but I can't recall ever watching a film in which any of them feature.

    But do musicals/dance films add anything of import to dance?

    So back to my original question
    Is she important to dance?

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Thanks Agent for that link.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dep View Post
    But do musicals/dance films add anything of import to dance?
    I think we need a new thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove View Post
    I think we need a new thread
    If we just shoot dep, we won't need one

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

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    heard of all four names, but I can't recall ever watching a film in which any of them feature.
    I read some weird things on this forum but some just beggar belief!
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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    I read some weird things on this forum but some just beggar belief!
    Especially when you consider that he is old enough to have seen these films at the cinema.

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    I read some weird things on this forum but some just beggar belief!


    I suppose it's akin to saying I've heard of The Beatles but never heard any of their songs.

    Was Cyd important to dance was a question - If you ask that question then the answer really has to be "not at all - to your dancing anyway"

    Anyway I think she was fab a great dancer and one heck of a good looking woman - If I'd stood on Andy McG's shoulders we might have just about been as tall as her though!

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    Re: Cyd Charisse RIP

    From her imdb entry:

    Her little brother couldn't pronounce the word 'sis' and said 'sid' instead. This became her nickname. Her agent refused to allow her to use the stage name Sid because it was 'too masculine' so they feminised it to 'Cyd'.

    And Charisse was her first husband's surname (with a teeny spelling change).

    She would have had the lead in Easter Parade but she damaged her knee; she would have had the lead in An American in Paris but she was pregnant.

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