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Also Known As: Died: June 17, 2008
Born: March 8, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Amarillo, Texas Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Empire State Building Murders (2008)
A tribute to American film noir and the icons of the hollywood golden age. It recaptures the time and place of New York in the 30's and 40's as well as plays with the codes and references of the genre.
Musicals Great Musicals (1996)
A primer on MGM''s Arthur Freed Unit.
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
Visioni Privati (1990)
A spoof of the film festival scene.
Swimsuit (1989)
An advertising agency launches a talent search to find the perfect model to represent a floundering swimsuit company.
Portrait of An Escort, The (1980)
Moonlighting nights at a professional dating service to make ends meet, a divorcee causes the neighbors to whisper and her teenage daughter, unaware of her mom's other job in addition to the one at the local real estate office, to become suspicious, but when she tries to quit the night work, she fin
Warlords Of Atlantis (1978)
McClure and the father-and-son exploration team of Bisset and Gilmore take a jaunt under the ocean to the lost continent of Atlantis. They encounter all sorts of obstacles, including a gigantic octopus, until their adventure takes them to high priestess Charisse.
Maroc 7 (1968) as Louise Henderson
A spy is led to exotic Morocco to catch a jewel thief disguised as the editor of a fashion magazine.
The Silencers (1966) as Sarita
In the first Matt Helm adventure, the over-sexed secret agent comes out of retirement to defend a nuclear testing ground.
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) as Carlotta
A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Black Tights (1962) as The widow
Five Golden Hours (1961) as Baronessa Sandra
A con artist who fleeces wealthy widows falls for his latest mark.
Black Tights (1960)
This episodic dance film presents four ballets: Carmen, La Croqueuse de Diamants, Deuil en 24 Heures and Cyrano de Bergerac.
Party Girl (1958) as Vicki Gaye
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Charlotte King, also known as Inez Leidstrom
Silk Stockings (1957) as Ninotchka Yoschenko
A straitlaced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Maria Corvier
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) as Jackie Leighton
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.
Brigadoon (1954) as Fiona Campbell
Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century.
Deep in My Heart (1954) as [performer in] "The Desert Song"
Musical biography of composer Sigmund Romberg, who fought to bring serious music to Broadway.
Easy to Love (1953) as Nightclub dancer
Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Gabrielle Gerard
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
Sombrero (1953) as Lola de Torrano
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages.
The Wild North (1952) as Indian girl
A Mountie tracks an accused killer through the Canadian wilderness.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Dancer
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
The Mark of the Renegade (1951) as Manuella de Vasquez
East Side, West Side (1950) as Rosa Senta
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
The Kissing Bandit (1949) as Fiesta specialty dance
A timid young man is forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a notorious masked bandit.
Tension (1949) as Mary Chanler
A man who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it.
On an Island with You (1948) as Yvonne Torro
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
Words and Music (1948) as Herself/Margo Grant
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Mlle. Ariane Bouchet
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
Fiesta (1947) as Conchita
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) as Dance specialty
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Ballerina in "Beauty"
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
The Harvey Girls (1946) as Deborah
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Rena Fairchild
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Specialty dancer
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Lily
A producer on a losing streak accepts backing from a would-be star with no talent.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Film Portrait (1972)
An autobiographical documentary on filmaker Jerome Hill, who discusses his life, family, and filmmaking efforts.

Cast (special)

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u
Skitch Henderson at 80 (1998)
A celebration of Skitch Henderson's 80th birthday and the 15th anniversary of the New York Pops.
Intimate Portrait: Marilyn Monroe (1996)
Documentary portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe.
Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (1996)
A one-time songwriter rises to produce some of the screen''''s greatest musicals.
Inside The Dream Factory (1995)
Faye Dunaway hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood star-making machine.
Cyd Charisse (1994)
Profile of the life and career of dancer/actress Cyd Charisse.
Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1994)
A special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. Features interviews with past winners and current celebrities, live performances and highlights from past ceremonies.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1992)
Broadcast of the fifteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: actor and dancer Ginger Rogers, jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropo
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)
A documentary about songwriter Cole Porter. Explores his contributions to Broadway and Hollywood and celebrates his distinctive lifestyle and point of view through archival material and interviews with friends.
America's Dance Honors (1990)
A dance awards ceremony honoring dancers and dance companies in seven categories. Martha Graham, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Mikhail Baryshnikov were inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Academy. Dancer of the Decade award went to Michael Jackson; Choreographer of the Year to Paula Abdul.
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1989)
Coverage of the presentation to Elizabeth Taylor of the second annual America's Hope Award, given to an individual deemed to exemplify the American spirit. Highlights include clips from Taylor's film career; serenades by Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Carol Burnett and Dudley Moore; and a production n
61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1989)
Live coverage of the sixty-first annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Highlights include: an opening production number which recreates Hollywood's glittering past and such landmarks as the Cocoanut Grove and the Chinese Theater; a tribute to the great musi
Lerner & Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics (1988)
A documentary examining the work and relationship of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, the lyricist and composer of such enduring musicals as "Brigadoon," "Paint Your Wagon," "My Fair Lady," "Camelot," "Gigi" and "The Little Prince." Included are film clips from all the Lerner and Lowe theatrical
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly, The (1985)
A tribute to actor-dancer Gene Kelly by the American Film Institute (AFI).
American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire, The (1981)
Fred Astaire, known for his dazzling dance work in scores of memorable films and on television, is honored at this ninth celebration of the American Film Insitute's recognition of screen artists through the bestowal of its Life Achievement Award. The program was taped at a black-tie testimonial dinn
Gene Kelly... An American in Pasadena (1978)
Gene Kelly hosts this musical special with some of his favorite ladies (plus a token appearance by the sweaty tuxedo).
Fol-De-Rol (1972)
A program of music, song, and comedy set against the background of a medieval fair.
Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972)
Dick Cavett narrates this documentary about the MGM auction and the studio's glorious history.
Cyd Charisse Special, The (1967) as Host
A solo concert performance by singer-dancer Cyd Charisse.
Center Stage: Cyd Charisse (1967) as Host
A solo concert performance by actress-dancer Cyd Charisse.
Meet Cyd Charisse (1959) as Host
An hour of music, song, and comedy that spotlights the talents of actress-singer Cyd Charisse.
Spring Holiday (1956) as Guest
A music and comedy salute to spring.

Cast (short)

Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) (1955)
This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.
1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (International) (1955)
This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.
Two-Faced Woman (1953)
Ash Ketchum is on a mission to become the world's greatest Pokemon trainer. Although he's successfully captured many of the 151 types of electrically charged Pokemons, each possessing its own unique powers, his greatest challenge lies ahead of him. Can he and his friends Misty, Brock and Pikachu con
The Gay Parisian (1941)
The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo perform to the music of Jacques Offenbach in this short film. Vitaphone Release 632-633A.

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