Toni Mannix Actor

Toni Mannix (February 19, 1906 - September 2, 1983) was an American actress and dancer in the early talkies. She became notorious for an extramarital relationship with actor George Reeves during her marriage to MGM studio head Eddie Mannix. Born as Camille Bernice Froomess in New York. Her father, Charles, was a Russian Jewish immigrant and her mother, Elizabeth, was a French-Canadian Roman Catholic. The large family would ultimately include eleven children; seven boys and four girls. The children were raised in their mother's faith. Mannix's father was a department store window decorator in Rochester, New York and her mother a home-maker. For a time, Mannix was a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl, and appeared in the Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer biography of Florenz Ziegfeld's life, The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Mannix subsequently met MGM's general manager Eddie Mannix. She later lived with him as his mistress, and then as his wife, until his death in 1963.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 19th, 1906
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
September 2nd, 1983 at age of 77
Place of death
Beverly Hills, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease

Family

Spouse

Movie performances

1. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Biography, Drama, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
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The Great Ziegfeld is a 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Hunt Stromberg. It stars William Powell as the theatrical impresario Florenz "Flo" Ziegfeld, Jr., Luise Rainer as Anna Held, and Myrna Loy as Billie Burke. The film, shot at MGM Studios in Culver City, California in the fall of 1935, is a fictionalized tribute to Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and a cinematic adaption of Broadway's Ziegfeld Follies, with highly elaborate costumes, dances and sets. Many of the performers of the theatrical Ziegfeld Follies were cast in the film as themselves, including Fanny Brice and Harriet Hoctor, and Billie Burke acted as a supervisor for the film. The "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" set alone was reported to have cost US$220,000, featuring a towering rotating volute of 70 ft diameter with 175 spiral steps, weighing 100 tons. The music to the film was provided by Walter Donaldson, Irving Berlin, and lyricist Harold Adamson, with choreographed scenes. The extravagant costumes were designed by Adrian, taking some 250 tailors and seamstresses six months to prepare them using 50 pounds of silver sequins and 12 yards of white ostrich plumes.

Awards

1936
1936 Academy Award for Best Actress
1936 Academy Award for Best Dance Direction
1936 Academy Award for Best Picture

Top cast

Billie Burke
Anna Held
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Wikipedia

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