Matt Cimber

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Matt Cimber
Born Thomas Vitale Ottaviano
Spouse(s) Jane Baldera (1954-1963)
Jayne Mansfield (1964-1966)
Christy Hanak (1967-?)
Lynn Fero (?-present)
Children 3

Matt Cimber (born Thomas Vitale Ottaviano in 1936) 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[edit]

Cimber married his first wife Jane Baldera in 1954, and together they have two children, Katie and Venicio. They divorced in 1963. Cimber married his second wife Jayne Mansfield the following year, and have one son, Antonio. They divorced in 1966. Cimber married his third wife, Christy Hanak in 1967. He is now married to his fourth wife, Liz Furio.


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.



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