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Matt Cimber


Matt Cimber

Matt Cimber
Born Thomas Vitale Ottaviano

Matt Cimber (born in 1936 as Thomas Vitale Ottaviano) is an Italian-American film producer, director and writer. He was the last husband of Jayne Mansfield.[1] Cimber directed her on stage and in one movie, Single Room Furnished (1968). They divorced about one year before her death.

Personal life

Cimber married Jayne Mansfield in 1965, they have one son, Antonio ("Tony", b. 1965). They divorced in 1966.


Cimber has been nominated for the Razzie Award three times all for Butterfly in 1982 as Worst Director, Worst Writer (shared with John Goff) and Worst Picture. The film garnered a total of ten Worst nominations. Even Orson Welles, one of the most accomplished actors ever, was nominated as Worst Supporting Actor under Cimber's direction. Pia Zadora, who starred as Kady in the film, financed by her husband Meshulam Riklis, won Razzie Awards for Worst Actress and Worst New Star. Ed McMahon also won for Worst Supporting Actor.



External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Matt Cimber and Kliph Nesteroff - Behind the Scenes of Candy Tangerine Man

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