Jack Bean: What happened to Mitzi Gaynor’s husband?

Jack Bean

Jack Bean was a Film producer and the husband of Mitzi Gaynor. Jack Bean’s wife is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She gained massive popularity for films including We’re Not Married!, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Birds and the Bees, Les Girls, and South Pacific, the 1958 motion picture adaptation of the stage musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Who is Mitzi Gaynor’s husband?

Jack Bean: Bio Summary

Full NameJack Bean
famous as*Film producer
*husband of Mitzi Gaynor
Age 84 years old at the time of his death
Date of BirthJanuary 14, 1922
Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date of deathDecember 4, 2006, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Zodiac signCapricorn
Spouse  Mitzi Gaynor (m. 1954–2006)

Who is Mitzi Gaynor’s husband, Jack Bean?

Jack Bean was born on January 14, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Aside from being the husband of Mitzi Gaynor, he was also a producer and the personal manager of his wife. Bean guided the career of his wife Mitzi Gaynor to stardom in motion pictures, television musical specials, and Las Vegas.

Jack Bean displayed his show business savvy at a young age

Gaynor’s husband, Bean started showing interest in show business at the age of 14 when he approached the Benny Carter Band and asked for permission to book a Saturday night dance event, which sold out. The event sparked a series of such bookings of well-known Minneapolis figures until he enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 19, serving in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII according to Variety.

Being in the Army didn’t stop him from doing what he loved. Soon, Bean’s sergeant discovered his show business prowess and enlisted him in the Special Services division, where he organized and oversaw numerous USO tours. After his military duties, Bean moved to New York and worked with Joe Mooney Quartet, before heading to the West to earn his master’s degree in psychology at USC.

Bean began a new career in social services, working with mentally ill war veterans. He used his show business interests to entice celebrities to perform for the ill war veterans as a form of therapy.

How did Mitzi Gaynor and her husband, Jack Bean meet?

In an interview with Closer, Gaynor revealed they meet through a blind date. She said-“It was a blind date! I had broken up with Howard Hughes, I was through with him — he was always late! I think I stayed with him for about six months, I’m only guessing now.” The actress asked Bean to become her agent, which lead to a relationship that turned into a 52-year marriage as well as a firm professional partnership.

Jack Bean fought for his wife to star in the film version of “South Pacific,” the biggest hit musical of the time, which became one of Mitzi Gaynor’s biggest films, a major box office blockbuster, and the longest-running motion picture in London for more than five years.

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When the lovers formed Green Isle Inc., Bean produced the “Mitzi Gaynor Show” theatrical act, booking it in theatres and public appearances throughout the country and later producing l0 multi-Emmy Award-winning musical specials starring Gaynor for NBC and CBS. Per his IMBD, he is known for Witches’ Brew, Very Close Quarters, and Mitzi… The First Time.

What was the cause of Jack Bean’s death?

Mitzi Gaynor’s husband Jack Bean passed away on December 4, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California, United States at the age of 84. According to reports, he died of pneumonia. As said earlier, Mitzi Gaynor and her husband Jack Bean were married for more than five decades before he passed away.

Talking about what kept their marriage going, Gaynor told Closer– “Well, we were never apart. He traveled with me. The only time we were apart is if he had to go to the office. And that’s it! That’s the way you keep it going.” In addition to Gaynor, Bean is survived by a daughter, Variety reported.

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