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Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse (left); Cyd Charisse, 1957
Appreciation

From ballet to movies, Cyd Charisse was a cool classic

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / June 19, 2008

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The rap on Cyd Charisse was that she was a far better dancer than an actress, but I don't care what you say: The lady had presence. When that endless leg stretched out before Gene Kelly's dazzled eyes in "Singin' in the Rain," you knew a star was being born. (Full article: 364 words)

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