Raised in Detroit, Michigan
Moved to California to continue dance studies with same teacher, Mme Etienne
Member of the corps de ballet of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera
Toured in "Song of Norway"
Breakthrough stage role in the San Francisco stage production of "The Great Waltz"
Feature film debut, "My Blue Heaven"; adopted stage name of Mitzi Gaynor
Cast as Lotta Crabtree in the musical biography "Golden Girl"
Portrayed Eva Tanguay in the fictional biopic "The 'I Don't Care' Girl"
Appeared opposite Bing Crosby in the remake of "Anything Goes"
Supported Frank Sinatra as his neglected wife in "The Joker Is Wild"
Starred in the feature version of the hit stage musical "South Pacific"
Began appearing as a guest on variety shows
Last film to date "For Love or Money"
Headlined her first TV variety special, "Mitzi" (NBC)
Began five year affiliation with CBS; first special, "Mitzi ... the First Time"
Last variety special to date, "Mitzi ... What's Hot, What's Not"
Toured with her nightclub act throughout the 1980s
Played Reno Sweeney in national tour of "Anything Goes"
Hosted "Comedy Classics" on the cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC)