Wednesday, August 20, 2014

1616 S. Tyler - Childhood Home of Hollywood Actress Cyd Charisse

This house at 1616 S. Tyler Street was built in 1913. It was the childhood home of Tula Ellice Finklea, better known as Cyd Charisse.

Cyd Charisse was born in Amarillo, Texas on March 8, 1922 as Tula Ellice Finklea. Her father Ernest Enos Finklea, Sr, was a jeweler in Amarillo. Cyd Charisse became a dancer and actress who played in such films as "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Band Wagon." She died in Los Angeles, California on June 17, 2008.

1616 S. Tyler, Amarillo, TX -- Childhood home of Cyd Charisse

1616 S. Tyler, Amarillo, TX -- Childhood home of Cyd Charisse

1921 Sanborn Insurance Map Shows the Home at 1616 S. Tyler


Cyd Charisse
Cyd Charisse
 



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