skip navigation
Overview for Mitzi Gaynor
Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor


TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (2)

Recent DVDs

Surprise... Noel Coward, Yul Brynner, Mitzi Gaynor. A deported, devil-may-care gangster is... more info $17.95was $20.95 Buy Now

For Love or... Kirk Douglas plays matchmaker to three luscious sisters in the zany romantic... more info $18.95was $19.98 Buy Now

The I Don't... The life of vaudeville performer Eva Tanguay, and the people with whom she lived... more info $14.91was $19.98 Buy Now

Golden Girl ... The life of musical-comedy star Lotta Crabtree inspired this story of a civil... more info $14.91was $19.98 Buy Now

South Pacific ... In this finely crafted, Oscar-Winning musical, a young and naive American nurse... more info $23.96was $19.99 Buy Now

My Blue... Betty Grable, Dan Dailey. Two stars engage on a quest to adopt a baby while... more info $5.95was $19.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Frances Gerber,Franceska Mitizi Marlene De Czanyi Von Gerber,Mitzi Gerber Died:
Born: September 4, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ... actor dancer singer


This blonde dancer and light actress appeared in Hollywood musicals beginning in the early 1950s. Among her more notable efforts were "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954), the 1956 remake of "Anything Goes," with Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor, and "Les Girls" (1957), opposite Gene Kelly. Gaynor had two outstandig screen roles: as a girlfriend of nightclub comedian Joe E Lewis (played by Frank Sinatra) in "The Joker Is Wild" (1957) and as Nellie Forbush in the the screen version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" (1958).

Beginning in the late 1950s, Gaynor began to appear on various variety series, eventually headlining her own NBC special in 1968, "Mitzi." Between 1973 and 1978, she appeared annually on CBS in a series of high-concept, entertaining variety specials.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute