Cyd Charisse has died.
No other dancer shook me awake as a kid like Cyd Charisse. No, I am not that old but in the ’70s my sister and I found ourselves obsessed with old Hollywood. Cyd Charisse was, to us, and other than Rita Hayworth, the sexiest woman alive. And much of that had to do with this particular dance number from Singin’ in the Rain. This one ain’t bad either. Even as a kid I knew I would never be Debbie Reynolds but I might very well be Cyd Charisse and wouldn’t you know it…She really was all that and a bag of chips. Rest in peace, you magnificent creature.