Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor, Francesca Marlene Gerber or Mitzi Gerber ( born September 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American actress, singer and dancer.


As a child, trained as a ballerina, she began her career as a chorus dancer. They played, sang and danced - often together with known male musical stars - in a number of musical films. Among them were rhythm in the blood ( 1954) along with Ethel Merman and Marilyn Monroe ( with music by Irving Berlin), The Girls (1957, directed by George Cukor ) with Gene Kelly and Kay Kendall and Broadway Magic ( Anything Goes ) ( 1956) along with Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor.

Their most famous role was in the film adaptation of the musical South Pacific (South Pacific ) by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, one of the most successful musicals of all time. For her contribution she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Gaynor made ​​films with other well-known actors, including Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, David Niven, Dan Dailey, Betty Grable and Oscar Levant. Your last films she made in the early 1960s. One of her last films was the British production A gift for the boss (1960, directed by Stanley Donen ) along with Yul Brynner and Noel Coward and the film music by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.

Even after her active film career Gaynor was publicly active. She brought more songs at the Academy Awards ceremonies is played in a number of television series and was featured in a TV monograph.

Gaynor supernatant cancer.


Mitzi Gaynor was mentioned several times in the Simpsons episode S19E20.