Mitzi Gaynor
Actress, dancer
Mitzi Gaynor
Mitzi Gaynor is an American actress, singer and dancer.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 4-10
Yahoo News - 6 months
Sept. 4: Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 85. Actor Kenneth Kimmins ("Coach") is 75. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 74. TV personality Dr. Jan Pol ("The Incredible Dr. Pol") is 74. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 72. Bassist Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) is 66. Actress Judith Ivey is 65. Drummer Martin Chambers of The Pretenders is 65. Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ("Welcome Back, Kotter") is 63. Actress Khandi Alexander ("ER," ''NewsRadio") is 59. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 56. Guitarist Kim Thayil of Soundgarden is 56. Actress Ione Skye is 46. DJ/music producer Mark Ronson is 41. Singer Richard Wingo of Jagged Edge is 41. Bassist Ian Grushka of New Found Glory is 39. Actor Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") is 38. Actor Max Greenfield ("New Girl") is 37. Singer Dan Miller of O-Town is 36. Singer Beyonce' Knowles (Destiny's Child) is 35. Singer-guitarist Tom Gossin of Gloriana is 35. Actress Whitney Cummings ("Whitney") is 34. Comedian Kyle ...
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The International Press Academy Names Ellen Burstyn And Martyn Burke To Receive Major Honors
Yahoo News - about 2 years
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary actress Ellen Burstyn and journalist/ novelist/ director Martyn Burke will be on-hand to receive the most prestigious honors bestowed by the International Press Academy, the largest group of entertainment journalists to recognize accomplishments in the film, television and digital entertainment industry. Ellen Burstyn will join the ranks of Rod Steiger, Susan Sarandon, Gena Rowlands, Mitzi Gaynor, Martin Landau, Kathy Bates, Michael York, Terence Stamp, Mike Medavoy and others to receive one of the IPA's highest honors, the Mary Pickford Award for her outstanding artistic contribution to the entertainment industry.
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Mitzi Gaynor's California Home For Sale Has Hosted Gene Kelly, Betty Grable And Other Hollywood Legends (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Hollywood legend Mitzi Gaynor is reportedly selling her Beverly Hills, California home. According to the Wall Street Journal, Gaynor has listed the 4,100-square-foot abode for $5,495,000, and we think it's well worth the price. Stars like Gene Kelly, Betty Grable and Richard Burton have all been guests. The listing by Sotheby's Reality says the Spanish-styled villa has five bedrooms and six baths. Gaynor supposedly bought the home in 1960 with her husband, talent agent Jack Bean. Since his death in 2006 however, the "South Pacific" star says the house is too big for her. "There are so many blessed memories here, but there comes a time when you have to move on," she told the Wall Street Journal. Scroll through the photos below to see the property, and head over to Sotheby's Realty and the Wall Street Journal for more information. Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. ** Do you have a home story idea or tip? E ...
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Mitzi Gaynor Lists Beverly Hills Home
Beverly Hills Patch - over 3 years
Singer and dancer Mitzi Gaynor, best known for her leading role in "South Pacific," listed her longtime Beverly Hills Spanish villa for $5.495 million, according to the
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Mitzi Gaynor lists longtime home in Beverly Hills
LATimes - over 3 years
Actress Mitzi Gaynor is putting her longtime home in Beverly Hills on the market at $5.495 million.
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George Heymont: Memories of Wartime
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For many baby boomers, the first images of war they remember did not come from the news. Instead, they were from an extremely popular documentary television series that aired on NBC in 1952 and 1953 and was subsequently made into a feature film. Some children watched Victory at Sea in the company of a family member who had served in the United States Navy during World War II. I suppose the reason I got to watch it so frequently was because of my growing interest in ocean liners. Those who did watch Victory at Sea were profoundly moved by its musical score, most particularly the theme music by Richard Rodgers. As children, we had no way of knowing that Rodgers (together with his lyricist partner, Oscar Hammerstein II), had been part of the creative team behind 1949's hit musical, South Pacific. By March 19, 1958, when the film version of South Pacific was released in first-run theatres with Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi taking over the lead roles from ...
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'The I Don't Care Girl' screens in tribute to Jack Cole
LATimes - over 4 years
Choreographer Jack Cole worked on 'The I Don't Care Girl,' which screens in tribute at the Billy Wilder Theater with star Mitzi Gaynor in person for a talk. Choreographer Jack Cole was known as the "father of theatrical jazz."
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Celeb Birthdays for the Week of Sept. 4-10 - ABC News
Google News - over 5 years
4: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 80. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 69. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 67. Bassist Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) is 61. Actress Judith Ivey is 60. Drummer Martin Chambers of The Pretenders
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Chris Colfer, Brad Falchuk, Jon Cryer Among 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Colfer and Brad Falchuk ("Glee"); Jon Cryer (Brighton Beach Memoirs); Mitzi Gaynor ("South Pacific," "Anything Goes"); Paul Reubens (The Pee-wee Herman Show); and costume designer Bob Mackie are among the list of presenters for
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Chris Colfer and Walton Goggins to present Creative Arts Emmys - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
They join previously announced presenters Jon Cryer and Chuck Lorre ("Two and a Half Men"), Connie Britton and Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights"), Mitzi Gaynor and Bob Mackie ("Mitzi Roaring in the 20's"), Alison Brie and Dan Harmon ("Community"),
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FLASH FRIDAY: ANYTHING GOES & Any Which Way - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
After all, there have been two film versions - in 1936, starring Ethel Merman, as well as in 1956, starring Mitzi Gaynor - as well as the hour-long 1954 television production starring Merman, Frank Sinatra and Bert Lahr. There have been five major
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Presenters Announced for Creative Arts Emmys - Broadcasting & Cable
Google News - over 5 years
The presenters include: Jon Cryer and Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men); Connie Britton and Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights); Mitzi Gaynor and Bob Mackie (Mitzi Roaring in the 20s); Alison Brie and Dan Harmon (Community); Phil Keoghan and Bertram Van
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Last updated at 11:57 AM on 23rd August 2011 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
With the iconic scene from the 1958 film with Mitzi Gaynor as Nellie still fresh in many people's minds, Womack was no doubt feeling pressure to recreate the glamour of old Hollywood on the Barbican Theatre stage. But after previews started last week
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Readers remember restaurants past - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Sonny & Cher and Mitzi Gaynor were regulars because of the best Italian food that could be found in Vancouver back in those years. Mrs. Iaci did the cooking in her own kitchen, Grandma cooked the mouth-watering veal on a wood stove in the basement,
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TV Junkie: No Evidence Product Placement Works; New Exhibit at Paley Center - LAist
Google News - over 5 years
Tonight at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, "Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit" opens with a premiere event which will include appearances by Debbie Reynolds, Lorraine Bracco, Mitzi Gaynor, John Landis, and more. The exhibit is composed of items
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Hawaii time is bogey-free - Edmonton Journal
Google News - over 5 years
No wonder it was chosen as the site for South Pacific in 1958 with Mitzi Gaynor. Jurassic Park was filmed here, too. It's why RTJ bought a second home right on the bay and where he brings his kids and grandkids for Christmas every year and it's why
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Dean s Diner, Port Solent - Portsmouth News
Google News - over 5 years
Walls are covered with a variety of images, from South Pacific star Mitzi Gaynor and Babe Ruth the baseball player to a perfect housewife with pinny and gleaming chrome-heavy cars. And the menu? Much as you'd expect. There are classic NY hotdogs;
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George Christy Talks About Peter Falk, Marilyn Monroe, LACMA, Donald Trump ... - The Beverly Hills Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Peter had the table in stitches, the guests being Kathleen Turner, starring then in a standing-ovation performance in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? at the Ahmanson Theatre; Mitzi Gaynor, who presented Peter with his first Emmy; celebrity hairstylist
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18th BCCM St. Moritz: original Jaguar C-type to start - Classic Driver
Google News - over 5 years
The red Jaguar also made a frequent appearance in films (often with starlet Mitzi Gaynor). In 1955, Douglas rolled the 'C' into the crash barriers during the Torrey Pines race in Southern California, resulting in considerable damage to the body of the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mitzi Gaynor
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 78
    On April 13, 2010, she was honored with the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual Bistro Awards in New York City.
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    On April 18, 2010, Gaynor won the 2010 NATAS Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Program/Special for her public television musical documentary "Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle!
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  • 2009
    Age 77
    On March 8, 2009, Gaynor was honored with the 2009 Boston Youth Moves lifetime achievement award, presented by Chita Rivera at Swellegance, the Boston Youth Moves annual fundraiser in Boston.
    More Details Hide Details On April 10, 2007, she was honored by the Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles with a special evening celebrating her television specials of the 1960s-1970s. The sold-out event, Mitzi Gaynor Razzle-Dazzle!: The Special Years, featured a screening followed by a panel discussion with Gaynor, designer Bob Mackie and director-choreographer Tony Charmoli. In conjunction with the event, the museum also featured a month-long gallery exhibit, Mitzi by Mackie, featuring Bob Mackie's Emmy-winning costumes from her specials along with a selection of costumes from Gaynor's legendary stage shows and concert appearances. On October 14, 2006, the NY Alumni "adopted" Gaynor as an official "New Yorker" at Beverly Hills High School. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a proclamation paying tribute to her distinguished career as a singer, dancer, actress and writer. On October 14, 1968, Gaynor starred in her first television special, Mitzi. In specials including Mitzi - The First Time and Mitzi... Zings into Spring she showcased the talents she had first used as a theatrical performer, then in films like There's No Business Like Show Business, Les Girls, and South Pacific, and finally as a cabaret performer.
    On July 10, 2009, she was honored with the Tremaine 2009 entertainer of the year award from the Joe Tremaine dance competition nationals final gala in Orlando, Florida.
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    On November 7, 2009, Gaynor was honored with Chapman University's lifetime achievement in the arts award during the 28th annual American celebration gala night at Chapman University in Orange, California.
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    Gaynor's one-woman show, Razzle Dazzle: My Life Behind the Sequins, toured the United States and Vancouver, from 2009 thru 2014, including an acclaimed 2 week engagement in NYC.
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  • 2008
    Age 76
    On July 30, 2008, Gaynor, along with Kenny Ortega, Elizabeth Berkley, Shirley MacLaine, and cast members from High School Musical, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and a host of others, participated in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences TV Moves Live, a celebration of 60 years of dance on television.
    More Details Hide Details Gaynor appeared performing the final few bars of "Poor Papa", a song-and-dance number from her 1969 TV spectacular, Mitzi's 2nd Special. Four months later, on November 18, City Lights Pictures released Mitzi Gaynor Razzle Dazzle: The Special Years, a new documentary celebrating Gaynor's annual television specials of the '60s and '70s. The film, which was broadcast on public television and released on DVD, includes show-stopping moments from the original specials (digitally remastered in 5.1 stereo) along with newly taped interviews with Gaynor colleagues, friends, and admirers, including Bob Mackie, Carl Reiner, Kristin Chenoweth, Rex Reed, Tony Charmoli, Alton Ruff, Randy Doney, and Kelli O'Hara.
  • 2006
    Age 74
    On December 4, 2006, Jack Bean, Gaynor's husband of 52 years, died of pneumonia in the couple's Beverly Hills home, aged 84.
    More Details Hide Details A producer and personal manager, Bean guided Gaynor's career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1967
    Age 35
    Following her film work, Gaynor remained a popular favorite. She often performed songs at Academy Awards ceremonies. At the 1967 Oscar telecast, she sang the theme from the film Georgy Girl.
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  • 1964
    Age 32
    As an interesting historical footnote, she appeared between two sets by The Beatles when they made their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show of February 16, 1964.
    More Details Hide Details She performed for an unprecedented nine-minute segment from the stage of the Deauville Hotel, in Miami Beach, separated with one commercial break. She sang "Too Darn Hot" and a blues medley. Gaynor recorded two albums for the Verve label, one called Mitzi and the second called Mitzi Gaynor Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin. She is thought to have earned more from the record royalties on the South Pacific soundtrack album than her salary for the movie. She also recorded the title song from her film, Happy Anniversary for the Top Rank label. For several decades, Gaynor appeared regularly in Las Vegas and at nightclub and concert venues throughout the United States and Canada. During the 1990s, Gaynor also became a featured columnist for the influential newsmagazine The Hollywood Reporter. During her nightclub years, Gaynor rehearsed and broke in her night club routines at The Cave, a popular night club in Vancouver. She developed an affinity for the city and was much appreciated by both the local media and the viewing public, frequently making guest appearances on local television for interviews. "Mitzi's back in town" became an annual slogan when Gaynor would come to the city for a number of weeks each year to break in her Las Vegas routines.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 25
    In 1957, she also appeared in Les Girls, directed by George Cukor, with Gene Kelly and Kay Kendall.
    More Details Hide Details Her biggest international fame came from her starring role as Ensign Nellie Forbush in the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. For her performance, she was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe Award. She made her last film to date in the early 1960s. One of her last films was the United Kingdom production Surprise Package (1960), a musical comedy thriller directed by Stanley Donen. Her co-stars were Yul Brynner and Noël Coward. The film had a theme song by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
  • 1954
    Age 22
    She married Jack Bean, a talent agent and public relations executive for MCA, in San Francisco, California, on November 18, 1954.
    More Details Hide Details They resided on North Arden Drive in Beverly Hills, California. She had just been released from Twentieth Century-Fox (before the start of There's No Business Like Show Business) with four years left on her contract and decided with the time off to get married. The union was childless. After their marriage, Bean quit MCA and started his own real estate business and managed Gaynor's career. In 1956, the remake of Anything Goes, co-starring Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, and Zizi Jeanmaire, loosely based on the musical by Cole Porter, P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on September 4, 1931.
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