Fast Marriage Facts - Tony and Cyd
Married: May 15, 1948.
First Marriage: No.
Marriage Ended: June 17, 2008 when Cyd died.
Did You Know?
Cyd and Tony often worked together.
Tony Martin aka Alvin Morris: December 25, 1912 in San Francisco, California.
Cyd Charisse: June 17, 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at the age of 86 from an apparent heart attack.
They had a short honeymoon in Northern California.
- Tony Martin Jr: Born in 1950. Musician. His father is Tony Martin.
- Nicholas (Nicky) Charisse: Born in 1942. Lawyer. His father is Nico Charisse.
Tony: Singer, actor.
Tony and Cyd worked together on many television variety shows and as nightclub entertainers.
Quotes About the Marriage of Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin:
Source: Frank J. Prial, "Ready With a Song And a Story at 95", New York Times, 2/2/2008.
Army Archerd about Tony and Cyd's 60th wedding anniversary party: "It was in the exclusive upstairs party room of the old Bistro. The proverbial crème de la crème of Hollywood was on hand to dance the night away and there wasn't a dry eye in the house when Cyd and Tony took to the dance floor."
Source: Army Archerd, "Cyd Charisse", ArmyArcherd.com, 6/17/2008.
Tony was previously married to Alice Faye from September 4, 1937 to 1940 when they divorced. Alice was born on May 5, 1915 and died on May 9, 1998 from stomach cancer at the age of 83. Alice's second marriage to bandleader Phil Harris lasted from 1941 until his death in 1995.