Mitzi Gaynor Net Worth, Early Life, Career Highlights, Awards, Personal Life and Husband

Published Date   14th Sep. 2017, 22:36 pm
Mitzi Gaynor Net Worth, Early Life, Career Highlights, Awards, Personal Life and Husband
Quick Info
Birth Name: Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $10 million

American actress, singer and dancer, Mitzi Gaynor net worth elevated with her outstanding performances that won her highly sought awards such as NATAS Emmy Award and multiple times Lifetime Achievement Awards.


Born in 1931, Mitzi Gaynor started her career as a singer and dancer. She dominated the singing, dancing and acting industry with her extraordinary skills. This resulted in winning her a number of awards like NATAS Emmy and Lifetime Achievement Awards from Chapman University and at Bistro Awards.

Early Life and Education

Mitzi Gaynor was born as Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber on September 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. Her mother Pauline Fisher was a dancer and her father Henry von Gerber was a violinist, cellist and music director. She is a step-sister to Donald W. Duncan, born after her father’s remarriage.

When she was a child, her family moved a lot before settling in Hollywood. During this time, she was 11 years old. From the very young age, Gaynor trained as a ballerina. Soon, Mitzi Gaynor net worth rose as she started her career as a chorus dancer.

At the age of 13, Gaynor worked with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera company as a singer and dancer. She went to Hollywood High School. Later, then 17-year-old Mitzi Gaynor net worth rose higher as she signed a 7-year-long contract with Twentieth Century-Fox.

After signing the contract, she sang, danced and acted in a number of film musicals. During this time, she often got paired with big musical stars.

Professional Career Highlights

Gaynor’s notable movies towards the early days of her career are There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) and South Pacific (1958). In 1957, she appeared in Les Girls with Gene Key and Kay Kendall.

However, Mitzi Gaynor net worth and prominence heightened internationally through her starring role in South Pacific (1958). For her role in the movie, she earned Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress. She became quite popular and favorite with her performances of songs at Award ceremonies including Academy Awards ceremony and movie appearances.

Similarly, she gained popularity through her starring role in acclaimed TV specials in 1960s’ and 70s’, which won 16 Emmy nominations. She sang “Too Damn Hot” on The Ed Sullivan Show on February, 1964. For decades, she appeared in Las Vegas, nightclubs and concerts in the U.S.A. and Canada.

In 1990s, Mitzi Gaynor net worth accelerated as she became a featured columnist for newsmagazine The Hollywood Reporter. As a result, the local media and public both appreciated her work who got frequent glimpses of her in television interviews.

In 2008, Gaynor appeared with Shirley MacLaine, Elizabeth Berkley and Kenny Ortega in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences TV Movies Live. There, she performed the “Poor Papa”. After four months, City Lights Pictures released a documentary, Mitzi Gaynor Razzle Dazzle: The Special Years. The film contains interview from her friends and colleagues. In 2009, her one woman show Razzle Dazzle: My Life Behind the Sequins toured through the US and Vancouver.

Honors and Awards

Mitzi Gaynor net worth hiked with her excellence in performance which also won her several awards. She is the recipient of 2010 NATAS Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Program/Special for her documentary. The performer is also the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award as an honor the same year.

Similarly, Gaynor was honored with Chapman University’s lifetime achievement in arts award in 2009 and Tremaine 2009 entertainer of the year. The same year, she received Boston Youth Movies Lifetime Achievement Award.

Furthermore, the NY Alumni presented Gaynor as official “New Yorker” at Beverly Hills High School in 2006. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg paid tribute to her distinguished career as a performer.

Personal Life and Husband

On November 18, 1954, Gaynor married a talent agent and public relations executive for MCA, Jack Bean. They married soon after Gaynor was released from the twentieth Century Fox. Their wedding took place in San Francisco, California.

The couple resided on Beverly Hills, California and has no children. Later, Bean left MCA to start his own real estate business. In addition, he managed Gaynor’s career. Her husband, Bean, died on December 4, 2006 at the age of 84 due to pneumonia.

Mitzi Gaynor Net Worth

The extremely talented performer, Mitzi Gaynor net worth is $10 million. She garnered this fortune through her unquestionable excellence and perseverance in her performance.

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