David Gest Biography

Updated On Jul 22, 2019 Published On Feb 26, 2017
Facts of David Gest
Date of Birth: 1953 , May-11
Date of Death: 2016 , April-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name David Gest
Birth Name David Alan Gest
Father Jessie Gest
Mother Ellie Gest
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Producer
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $ 50 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Famous for Comedian, television personality, entertainer
Married Yes
Married to Liza Minnelli (m. 2002–2007)
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special
TV Show Grease Is the Word
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David Gest was married to  Liza Minnelli on March 16, 2002. After getting married for 16 months the couple got divorced in July 2003.

David Gest produced the highest-rated musical special in TV history in the US, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001) and was the school friend of Michael Jackson and Tito Jackson.  He came in 4th place on the 2006 series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here! 

Gest appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in the UK in 2016 but due to illness had to leave after 13 days. In April 2007, his autobiography, titled Simply The Gest, was released.

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David Gest was born

May 11 , 1953

David Gest was born on May 11, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, U.S and was raised in Southern Carolina. David Gest is the son of father Jessie Gest and mother Ellie Gest and has a sister, Barbara Gest.

Produced Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Ce


David Gest produced Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration. It is a television special celebrating the 30 year anniversary of MJ solo career.  The show took place on September 7, 2001, and September 10, 2001, in New York by Micheal Jackson.

David was married to Liza Minnelli

March 16 , 2002

David Gest was married to Liza Minnelli on March 16, 2002. Minnelli has been married four times and Liza Minnelli was her last husband till date. David Gest frequently made tabloid headlines during his marriage with Liza Minnelli.

Gest and Liza were divorced


After being married for 16 months, the couples got divorced in 2003. Liza filled an accusation where it was stated that Liza was physically abused during her marriage. However, Gest denied the accusation and claimed that Liza was only after his money

Came 4th place in the series


David Gest came in the 4th place on the 2006 series I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here! There was a controversy arose on the cover of 2 major UK papers stating that more than 30,000 text votes were unjustly not counted in Gest's favor.

His autobiography was released


 In April 2007, his autobiography, titled Simply The Gest, was released. In his autobiography, he opened his heart about his celebrity lifestyle, his appearance, his women he loved and also an honest view about his plastic surgery.


Guest appearance i Celebrity Big Brother


Celebrity Big Brother is a British television reality game show based on the Dutch show Big Brother. Gest made his guest appearance on the reality show but due to illness had to leave after 13 days. 

David Gest died

April 12 , 2016

David Gest died on April 12, 2016, in  Canary Wharf, London, the United Kingdom in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel. The police confirmed that David died due to stroke at the age of 62.