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Today’s Notable Texan – Cyd Charisse

Today’s Notable Texan – Cyd Charisse (Texas State Historical Association) Tula Ellice Finklea (better known as Cyd Charisse), dancer and actress, was born on March 8, 1922, in Amarillo, Texas, to Lela (Norwood) and Ernest Enos Finklea, Sr., owner of a jewelry store. She grew up at the family’s 1616 Tyler Street home, receiving her…
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This Day in Texas History: A Star is Born

This Day in Texas History: A Star is Born October 31, 1912 Dale Evans, actress, singer, and wife of Roy Rogers, was born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas, on October 31, 1912, the first child of Walter and Betty Sue Smith, who farmed in Italy, Texas. She discovered in 1954 that her original name…
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