A Texas Dance Legend Passes

Cyd Charisse at the 2002 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
Cyd Charisse at the 2002 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards (by Todd V. Wolfson)

Legendary dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon) passed away yesterday at the age of 86. An Amarillo native, Charisse was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2002.

In a recent After a Fashion column, Style Avatar Stephen Moser remembered the Hall of Fame night:

"I remember standing backstage with Cyd Charisse as we watched the film tribute from the clips I'd selected. As one dancing scene segued into another, she seemed as entranced as the viewers and took my hand, whispering a grateful, 'Thank you.' Thank me? Making her look glorious was no challenge."

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