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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameFrancesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mitzi Gaynor was born on September 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for South Pacific (1958), Les Girls (1957) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1954). She was previously married to Jack Bean.

Family (2)

Spouse Jack Bean (18 November 1954 - 4 December 2006)  (his death)
Parents Henry von Gerber
Pauline Fisher

Trivia (2)

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.
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.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on her co-stars] I never worked with a stinker. How great is that!
Dancing is still the hardest profession. Gene Kelly said dancing is a man's game Women have to do the same thing in heels, and have to sing and smile at the same time. Professional athletes don't even have to do that - and they get to wear sneakers.
[on Stanley Donen] People often speak of a Golden Age of Hollywood when referring to his films. That's almost too abstract. Stanley helped make the movies sing and dance and be funny, and in doing so made a big, fabulous, golden, make-believe world very real in our lives. What a joy that we'll always get to delight in those precious gifts of his.

Salary (1)

Anything Goes (1956) $100 .000

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