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Robert Dwayne Womack was born on the 4th March 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio USA, and was a singer-songwriter, musician and producer, best known as the lead singer of the group called the Valentinos (1952-1974) and as a backup guitarist to Sam Cooke. Womack’s career started in 1952, and ended in 2014 when he passed away.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Bobby Womack, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Womack’s net worth is as high as $250,000, an amount earned through his career in music. In addition to his work as a singer, Womack also worked as a producer and songwriter, which improved his wealth too.

Bobby Womack Net Worth $250,000

Bobby Womack was the third of five sons of Naomi Womack and Friendly Womack, and grew up in Cleveland slums in a family so poor that they had to eat from the trash can, and Bobby had to share a bed with his brothers. Bobby’s father owned a guitar and repeatedly told him and his brothers not to touch it while he was at work, but on one occasion Bobby broke the string and replaced it with a shoelace. When Friendly noticed that Bobby’s missing a shoelace, he offered his son a chance to play his way out of trouble and he impressed. Soon after, Friendly bought guitars for all of his sons.

In the mid-50s, Bobby toured across the Midwest with his brothers when Sam Cooke saw them and became their mentor, helping them on tour and securing them a tour with The Staple Singers, so Bobby decided to drop out of the high school aged 16 and pursue a career in music. In 1960, Cooke founded the SAR Records and signed the Womack brothers to the label in 1961, later changing their name to the Valentinos and relocating them to Los Angeles, California. Bobby subsequently moved to Memphis in 1965 and began working on his solo career, and in 1969 released his debut album entitled “Fly Me to the Moon”.

His first album toachieve commercial success was “Communication” in 1971, reaching No. 83 on Billboard Pop Albums, No. 7 on Billboard Top Soul Albums, and No. 20 on Billboard Top Jazz Albums. Bobby’s next release, “Understanding” (1972) peaked at No. 43 on Billboard Pop Albums and No. 7 on Billboard Top Soul Albums, while the singles “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)”, and “Harry Hippie” were among the most popular. Womack continued with recording, so he released “Facts of Life” (1974) and “Lookin’ for a Love Again” (1974), both of which were commercially successful and helped him to increase his net worth significantly.

Womack’s career started to go downhill in the ‘80s, but his album “The Poet (1981) managed to peak at No. 29 position on Billboard Pop Albums chart, and topped the Billboard Top Black Albums, while the songs “Secrets”, “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”, and “Where Do We Go From Here” entered pop charts as well. In the ‘90s, Womack released three more albums: “Resurrection” (1994), “Back to My Roots” (1999), and “Traditions” (1999), but none of them could repeat the success of predecessors. His last album was “The Bravest Man in the Universe” in 2012.

Regarding his personal life, Bobby Womack was married to Barbara Campbell from 1965 to 1970 and had a son with her, Vincent, who committed suicide in 1986, aged 21. From 1976 to 1978, he was married to Regina Banks and had two sons, one of whom died only four months old, while from his relationship with Jody Laba, Bobby had two sons. Womack had a cocaine addiction throughout most of the ‘80s and his career suffered because of it, but by the end of the decade, he went to a rehabilitation centre and has been clean since. However, the drug abuse left the big mark on him, so he suffered from diabetes, prostate cancer, pneumonia, colon cancer, and showed early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Womack died at his home in Tarzana, California on the 24th June 2014.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tähdet, tähdet2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barry2016/IIperformer: "All Along the Watchtower"
Fargo2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ferdinando Show2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Relatos salvajes2014performer: "Fly Me to the Moon In Other Words P 1968"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Dredd2012writer: "Jubilee Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around"
How to Make It in AmericaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Music Never Stopped2011writer: "It's All Over Now"
The X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Treme2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fish Tank2009performer: "California Dreamin'"
The Bob Zula2009Short writer: "We Belong Together"
American Gangster2007performer: "Across 110th Street" 1972 / writer: "Across 110th Street" 1972
Talk to Me2007writer: "I'm in Love"
The Gigolos2006performer: "California Dreamin'"
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV Special writer: "We Belong Together / Fly Like a Bird"
History Detectives2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Idols2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ali2001writer: "That's How It Feels"
Our Favorite Things: Christmas in Vienna2000TV Special music: "Through the Eyes of a Child"
The Ladies Man2000performer: "Lookin' for a Love"
Meet the Parents2000performer: "I'm Your Puppet", "For Once In My Life"
Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure1999Short lyrics: "Across 110th Street" / music: "Across 110th Street" / performer: "Across 110th Street"
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998performer: "California Dreamin'"
Denial1998/IIwriter: "I'm in Love"
Another Day in Paradise1998writer: "That's How It Feels"
Jackie Brown1997lyrics: "Across 110th Street" 1972 / music: "Across 110th Street" 1972 / performer: "Across 110th Street" 1972
Sprung1997writer: "I'm in Love"
Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge1995TV Movie documentary writer: "It's All Over Now"
Boris and Natasha1992TV Movie "It's Good to Be Bad"
Beyond the Groove1990TV Series performer: "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" Traditional, "Lookin' for a Love", "It's All Over Now", "This Little Light of Mine" / writer: "It's All Over Now"
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special writer: "It's All Over Now"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
Across 110th Street1972performer: "Across 110th Street", "If You Don't Want My Love", "Quicksand", "Do It Right", "Hang On In There" / writer: "Across 110th Street", "If You Don't Want My Love", "Quicksand", "Do It Right", "Hang On In There"
Carousella1966Documentary short writer: "It's All Over Now"
The T.A.M.I. Show1964Documentary writer: "It's All Over Now"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Across 110th Street1972composer: additional songs / composer: title song / performer: all songs

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: Stylo2010Video short singing voice
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jam Bites2014TV Mini-Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone2017DocumentaryHimself
Imagine2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHimself
C à vous2012TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
Reach Around Radio2012TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20102010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
MTV World Stage: Gorillaz2010TV MovieHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2004-2010TV SeriesHimself (also Interview) / Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2009TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Singer
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Lives2003TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Legends2001TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Jazz Channel Presents Bobby Womack2000Video documentary
Bobby Womack: Back to My Roots1999Video documentaryHimself (Lead Male Singer)
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
We Love You Like a Rock: The Dixie Hummingbirds1994DocumentaryHimself
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesHimself
Todd Rundgren: The Desktop Collection1993Video shortHimself - Musician: singer (Want of a Nail)
The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna1993TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHimself
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentaryHimself
Beyond the Groove1990TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1990TV SeriesHimself
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Solid Gold1982TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1971-1982TV Series documentaryGuest / Himself
The Second Annual Rock Music Awards1976TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651972-1976TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amy2015/IIIDocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Sounds of the Eighties1996TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Short Form Music VideoGorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: Stylo (2010)· Gorillaz
· Yasiin Bey (as Mos Def)
· Peter Candeland (video director)
· Jamie Hewlett (video director)
· Cara Speller (video producer)


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#Fact
1His first child, son Vincent D. Womack with his then-wife Barbara Campbell-Cooke (Sam Cooke's widow) was born on October 1, 1966 in Los Angeles. He was named after Sam's and Barbara's son who accidentally drowned in a swimming pool at 18 months in 1963. Vincent committed suicide in 1988 at age 21 in front of his mother Barbara in her living room because he was despondent that his girlfriend had left him.
2One of the last people to see Janis Joplin alive, having visited her at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood, California hours before she passed.
3Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
4Father of Gina Womack. Uncle of Meech Wells, Noel Wells and Shorty Wells.
5Ex-brother-in-law of Mary Wells.
6Brother of Curtis Womack and Friendly Womack.
7Son of Naomi Womack.
8His wife, Barbara, was the widow of the singer/producer Sam Cooke (murdered December 11, 1964). Sam and Barbara Cooke's daughter, Linda M. Womack, married Cecil D. Womack, Bobby's brother. So Bobby became his brother's stepfather-in-law and the brother-in-law of his stepdaughter Linda Cooke Womack; the songwriting team known as "Womack & Womack" is comprised of husband-and-wife Cecil D. Womack and Linda M. Womack.
9Born at 8:10am-CWT


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