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Mitzi Gaynor Biography

Birth Name:
Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Actor, singer, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Joined the dancing chorus of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera when she was 12
  • Was signed to her first studio contract with 20th Century Fox at the age of 17
  • Made her Broadway debut in a production of The Gypsy Lady
  • Toured with a successful nightclub act from the 1960s onward
  • Remained active on stage, notably starring in an 11-month tour of Anything Goes in 1989


  • 1959Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1959Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: nominated