Gene Kelly. I had never met Gene Kelly, but when Patrick Swayze (whom I was talking to at the LA opening of "Phantom of the Opera") saw him and said, "Is that Gene Kelly? I've never met him..." I just called Kelly over and introduced them to each other.
~Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, Something to Shout About, billed as Lily Norwood. The ... See full bio »~ en.wikipedia.org