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Burton Roy Sugarman was born on the 4th January 1939, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a television and film producer who, as Burt Sugarman, is most famous for producing the NBC’s 1970s iconic musical variety TV series – “The Midnight Special”. Apart from this, he is also widely recognized for producing the 1986 romantic drama “Children of a Lesser God” which earned him a prestigious Academy Award nomination.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this moviemaking industry veteran has accumulated so far? How rich Burt Sugarman is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Burt Sugarman’s net worth, as of May 2015, exceeds the sum of $25 million, acquired through his career in the entertainment industry which was active for nearly three decades, between 1969 and 1999.
Burt Sugarman Net Worth $25 million
Burt Sugarman’s professional career began in 1969 when he was hired as the executive producer on the “Dionne Warwick – Souled Out” one hour TV special. This was followed by work on another TV music special “The Switched-On Symphony” in 1970, for which he was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Later that year, Sugarman began serving as the executive producer of “Changing Scene”, a TV special which combined equal parts of music, dancing and comedy as well. He also worked on all three of its sequels, aired in late 1970 and 1971, respectively. All these engagements provided the basis for Burt Sugarman’s current net worth.
Sugarman’s big screen debut occurred in 1971, when he produced the critically booed thriller with Mickey Rooney in the leading role – “The Manipulator”. However, the real breakthrough in Sugarman’s career occurred in 1972, when he began his work on “The Midnight Special” for which he served not only as its producer but was the creator as well. It was a late-night, pop and rock music program which featured live performances, occasionally mixing in comedy acts. It aired on NBC in the early 1980s, andtt is certain than the latter venture massively helped Burt Sugarman to establish himself as a prominent producer in the entertainment industry, which later led to him earning millions.
Some other notable projects of Burt Sugarman certainly include TV game shows such as the 1973 “The Wizard of Odds” as well as “Celebrity Sweepstakes” which aired on NBC between 1974 and 1976. During the 1970s, Burt also produced “The Richard Pryor Show” and “The Richard Pryor Special?,” while in 1980 he served as the executive producer of CBS’s game show “Whew!”. Doubtlessly, all these engagements contributed to the total size of Burt Sugarman’s net worth.
Apart from television, Sugarman has also produced several big screen motion pictures such as, besides all those already mentioned above, “Kiss Me Goodbye” (1982), “Extremities” (1986) as well as “Crimes of the Heart” (1986) and “Mary Hart Presents Love in the Public Eye” (1990). All these accomplishments helped Burt Sugarman to significantly increase his income.
When it comes to his personal life, Sugarman has married three times- from the marriage with Pauline Schur which lasted from 1957 to 1961 when they divorced, he has one child. In 1962, he was engaged to Swedish-American actress Ann-Margaret, while between 1975 and 1980, Burt was married to actress Carol Wayne. Since 1989, he has been married to Mary Hart, an actress, producer and television personality with whom he has welcomed a son.