Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin


March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008


December 25, 1913 – July 27, 2012

Actress/dancer Cyd Charisse and crooner Tony Martin were married for 60 years, a rarity for a Hollywood couple.

Charisse (born Tula Ellice Finklea) had a storied career throughout the so-called Golden-Age of Hollywood.  Her stunning looks and remarkable dancing made her a popular star.  She is probably most known to audiences for her turn opposite Gene Kelly in the “Broadway Melody Ballet” in 1952’s Singin’ In The Rain.

Martin was a talented singer who also starred in many films during the heyday of Hollywood musicals.  He recorded hits such as “To Each His Own” and “There’s No Tomorrow” while starring in upwards of 40 films throughout the 1930’s, ’40’s and ’50’s.

Cyd Charisse died after suffering a heart attack in 2008 and Tony of natural causes at the age of 98 in 2012.


Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

The white paper marks Tony until a permanent plate is installed.

Specific Location

Sunland Gardens Mausoleum, Court of Matriarchs, Wall S, Crypt 401; Enter the small, mostly-outdoor mausoleum’s main (west) entrance and turn into the first alcove on your right, Cyd and Tony are interred at the end of this alcove on the right, 4 spaces up from the floor.



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