Talented dancer whose skills were showcased in Singin' in the Rain. Her roles in The Band Wagon and Silk Stockings bolstered her fame.
She studied dance to build up her strength after a childhood bout with polio.
She often danced with Fred Astaire, who was also noted for his abilities.
She married Tony Martin in 1948, and was married to Nico Charisse from 1939 to 1947.
She starred with Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain; they were often paired up due to their dancing abilities.