Cyd Charisse dies in Los Angeles at 86

** FILE ** In this undated file photo, Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly are shown. Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008. She was 86. (AP Photo) ** NO SALES **
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Los Angeles (AP) A publicist for Cyd Charisse says the actress-dancer has died in Los Angeles at age 86.

Publicist Gene Schwam says Charisse died early Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai medical center after suffering an apparent heart attack on Monday.

Charisse was a long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She also appeared in dramatic films, but her fame came from Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and '50s