Showtune Sunday: All About Mitzi Gaynor!
I have a big ol’ crush on Mitzi Gaynor, the legendary star of South Pacific.
Miss Gaynor, whose other films include Les Girls and There’s No Business Like Show Business, is now 85 and still going strong.
I’ve had a few encounters with her over the years including in 2009 at the LA Tony Award Party. I’ll never forget it. I was sort of staring at her after we finished an interview but not in a way that I wanted her to notice.
She gives me a sideways glance and says: “You’re checking me out aren’t you!”
It was so funny! And great. She is great.
We had previously done an interview to promote the DVD release of all of her dazzling TV specials from the 60s and 70s which were highly-anticipated annual events. Then we sat together at the Catalina Jazz Club for Florence Henderson’s 75th birthday concert.
I’m just a huge fanboy of this wonderfully talented woman. Here are some numbers from her films and TV specials.