Lost lead role opposite Gene Kelly in "An American in Paris" because of pregnancy
Offered second lead role in "Easter Parade"; broke leg and role went to Ann Miller
Continued for several years thereafter in non-musicals which sometimes included a dance number or two
Danced (unbilled) in a ballet around Fred Astaire in "Ziegfeld Follies"
First female lead, opposite Fred Astaire, in the musical "The Band Wagon"
Played last starring role, opposite Fred Astaire, in the musical "Silk Stockings"
Signed to MGM contract
First dramatic film role in "East Side, West Side"
Made Broadway debut as a replacement for Liliane Montevecchi in the musical, "Grand Hotel"
Made her nightclub debut with husband Tony Martin
Published dual autobiography with Tony Martin, <i>The Two of Us</i>
Starred in two TV concert performance specials, "The Cyd Charisse Special" and "Center Stage: Cyd Charisse"
Toured the U.S. with Ballet Russe's corp de ballet
Achieved star status as Gene Kelly's dance partner in the climactic 'Broadway Melody' number of "Singin' in the Rain"
Co-hosted the documentary, "That's Entertainment III," a salute to MGM musicals from the late 1920s through the 50s
Film acting debut in "The Harvey Girls"
Hosted the TV variety special, "Meet Cyd Charisse"
Moved to Hollywood in her early teens
Offered dancing roles in Gregory Ratoff's "Something to Shout About" and "Mission to Moscow"
Played first romantic lead opposite Ricardo Montalban in "Mark of the Renegade"
Toured Europe with the Ballet Russe in the late 1930s