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Mitzi Gaynor


A leading lady of light musicals, the bright-eyed Gaynor is best remembered for "South Pacific". She also hosted a string of successful annual musical TV specials in the late 1960s and early 1970s. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

Known For

South Pacific Ensign Nellie Forbush, USN
(1958)
Les Girls Joanne 'Joy' Henderson
(1957)
The Joker Is Wild Martha Stewart
(1957)

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 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2013) ... (performer: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" - uncredited)
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 Results (2010) ... (performer: "Let Go")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (performer: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair", "A Wonderful Guy" - uncredited)
 2008 Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years (Video documentary) (performer: "Let Go", "A Wonderful Guy", "Love is Blue", "Mr. Melody", "Married", "I Can Cook, Too", "I Got the Music in Me", "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing", "Dance", "Delovely", "I'm a Woman", "Tango of Dreams", "Me and My Baby", "I'm Hip", "The New Orleans Hop Scop Blues", "Oh My, My", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Anything You Can Do")
 1997 Welcome to Woop Woop (performer: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair")
 1996 Eye for an Eye (performer: "Anything Goes")
 1981 Springtime in Greenland (Short) (performer: "A Cockeyed Optimist")
 1967 The 39th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Georgy Girl")
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.20 (1964) ... (performer: "It's Too Darn Hot", "The More I See You", "The Birth of the Blues", "St. James Infirmary", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Joshua Fight the Battle of Jericho" - uncredited)
 1959 Happy Anniversary (performer: "Happy Anniversary")
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Special) (performer: "High Hopes", "Talk to Me", "Cheek to Cheek" - uncredited)
 1959/I The Jack Benny Hour (TV Special) (performer: "Mr. Wonderful", "Everybody Loves to Take a Bow" - uncredited)
 1958 South Pacific (performer: "A Cock-Eyed Optimist" (1949), "Twin Soliloquies (Wonder How It Feels)" (1949), "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" (1949), "Reprise: Some Enchanted Evening" (1949), "A Wonderful Guy" (1949), "Act I Finale" (1949), "Honey Bun" (1949), "My Girl Back Home" (1949), "Dites Moi" (reprise) and Orchestral Finale (1949) - uncredited)
 1957 Les Girls (performer: "Les Girls", "Ladies in Waiting", "Why Am I So Gone (About that Gal)?" - uncredited)
 1956 Anything Goes (performer: "Anything Goes", "You're The Top", "It's De-lovely", "Blow Gabriel Blow")
 1956 The Birds and the Bees (performer: " (The Same Thing Happens With) The Birds And The Bees", "La Parisienne")
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (performer: "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Lazy", "A Sailor's Not a Sailor ('Til a Sailor's Been Tattooed)" - uncredited)
 1954 The 26th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Moon Is Blue")
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl (performer: "Beale Street Blues", "I Don't Care" (Reprise), "The Johnson Rag", "Pretty Baby", "I Don't Care", "Kiss Me My Honey, Kiss Me", "On the Mississippi", "Little Fugue in G minor, BWV 578" - uncredited)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway (performer: "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" (uncredited), "Cindy" (uncredited), "Bye Low", "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" (uncredited), "Eighty Miles Outside of Atlanta" (uncredited), "I Wish I Knew" (uncredited), "Jack O'Diamonds")
 1952 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (performer: "THE DRUM CHANT", "WHAT MAKE DE DIFF'RENCE")
 1951 Golden Girl (performer: "California Moon", "Sunday Morning", " (I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land", "Kiss Me Quick and Go", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers", "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" - uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven (performer: "Cosmo Cosmetics", "Live Hard, Work Hard, Love Hard" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1995) She acted in her musical revue, "The Mitzi Gaynor Show," in a Kenley Players production in Akron and Dayton, Ohio. John Kenley was artistic director. This was the last production in Akron, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mitzi Gerber

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on her co-stars] I never worked with a stinker. How great is that! See more »

Trivia:

Best performance was arguably her show-stopping appearance at the 39th Academy Awards where her singing and dancing "Georgy Girl" stopped the show. The Academy had a hard time getting the audience to sit down and stop applauding.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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