Cyd Charisse [March 8, 1922 June 17, 2008, born as Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas, US] was an American actress and dancer. Charisse was principally celebrated for her on-screen pairings with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. On November 9, 2006, in a private White House ceremony, President George W. Bush presented Cyd Charisse with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities, the highest official U.S. honor available in the arts.

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