Charlene L. Tilton was born on 1 December 1958, in San Diego, California USA, and is an actress probably best known for being part of the television show “Dallas” as the character Lucy Ewing. She was also part of “Married… with Children”, “Superhero Movie”, and “Totally Blonde”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Charlene Tilton? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress, having appeared in many films and television shows dating back to the 1970s. She has also done a lot of hosting work and commercials. All of these have ensured the position of her wealth.
Charlene Tilton Net Worth $2 million
During the start of her acting career, Charlene appeared in several television shows including “Eight is Enough” and “Happy Days”. This soon led to her film debut in “Freaky Friday” alongside Jodie Foster in 1976. In 1979, she became part of the series “Dallas”, which starred Jim Davis, Larry Hagman, and Barbara Bel Geddes; the show would run from 1978 to 1985, and then from 1988 to 1990. Tilton also appeared in the spin-off entitled “Knots Landing”. During the peak of her career in “Dallas”, she reportedly earned around $50,000 per episode and it raised her net worth significantly.
Charlene also appeared in numerous publications, and had a widely televised wedding. Charlene had the chance to showcase her singing skills in “Dallas”, and even released a dance song entitled “C’est La Vie”. The song would become a hit in Europe, and she would then appear in “Circus of the Stars”. She then participated in game shows, becoming a panelist of “Match Game” from 1979 to 1982, and was also part of 1996’s “Match Game 2” pilot.
In 1981, Tilton appeared in “Saturday Night Live” as a guest host, and would do several sketches. In the 1990s, she became well known for being part of the Abdominizer workout equipment commercials. She made a guest appearance in “Married… with Children” as part of a spoof of her commercials, and she would then star in spoof films including “Paranormal Calamity”, “Superhero Movie”, and “The Silence of the Hams”. She also appeared on “Dancing on Ice” as a contestant, but was eliminated during week five. In 2012, she became part of the “Dallas” revival series, reprising Lucy Ewing in the show.
Aside from these, Charlene was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Young Artist Foundation for her work in the original “Dallas”. For her personal life, it is known that Tilton was married to country artist Johnny Lee from 1982 to 1984, and with whom she had a daughter, and then married Domenick Allen in1985 – they divorced in 1992. She would then have a long term relationship with Cheddy Hart which ended due to Hart’s sudden death in 2009. Aside from these, she released a statement in 2012 just after her “Dallas” co-star Larry Hagman passed away. She mentioned that Larry was a father figure to her, and was the reason she would go far in her acting career.
She posed topless in Playboy magazine in the 1980s.
She is an only child, as is her daughter Cherish Lee. However, Cherish does have a younger half-brother on her father's side of the family.
Is a professional-caliber singer; she did all her own vocals in the Dallas (1978) episode where "Lucy Ewing" runs away with the Greg Evigan character, to try and become a country-western star. In real life, Charlene was offered the role of Rizzo in "Grease" during the 1990s; however, she turned it down because "my daughter (Cherish) was just starting high school, and I wanted to be there for her." However, she has released a single with the title "Cest La Vie".
She attended Hollywood High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader and President of the Thespians' Club.
Her daughter, Cherish Lee, was only 17 when she started working as a gossip columnist for "The Globe" tabloid magazine.
Lisp, breathless voice
Sparkling blue eyes
Platinum blonde hair
Apple box... I've lived my whole life on an apple box.
[Of Larry Hagman]: When I met the force of nature that is Larry Hagman, I was 17-years-old. I was raised by a single mother who is mentally ill, I had my own apartment. By the time I was 15-years-old; and I never had a father figure I have longed for and really needed me. He was a guiding force in my life. He taught me how to be professional, he taught me the craft of acting, he taught me how to behave on the set, he was an amazing, amazing, human being. He was so protective of me, because I was so young starting the show, but at the same time, he expected and demanded a lot from me, because he believed in me. So, on a general, personal note, he meant so much to me.
[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with Larry Hagman, who played JR Ewing]: He's the greatest. He really is. He and his wife Maj are two of the nicest people on the planet. Larry really was the glue that kept us all together, off- camera as well as on, he was always having parties and get togethers and when we were on location, he was just so much fun. He helped us all bond as a unit and I have to attribute the huge success to Dallas because we had this chemistry but it was really Larry Hagman keeping us all together and we really grew to love each other He's a really amazing person and one of the most amazing actors, the fact he was never nominated for an Emmy award is such a shock for me, its an outrage.
[Who was praying so hard for Larry Hagman to win the Emmy Award for Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series, which was Dallas (1978)]: To this day, I cannot believe Larry never won an Emmy Award. He's an amazing actor and he did an amazing thing with that character. But not only on-screen. Because he was the male lead on the show, he really set the tone in the very beginning of our filming. He was the one that kept us together as a group. We were always together in his big van, of his house, in his hotel rooms, wherever. He was the glue that kept us together on-screen and -off.
I did it when I ran into a table-leg at the Dallas 30th Anniversary Reunion at Southfork Ranch last month.
[When she was about to return to Dallas (1978)]: It can still go either way. I guess it depends on how bad they want me back. They have to want me back bad enough to give me the storylines I'm looking for.
My mother decided that I was Lithuania's answer to Shirley Temple, and so I ended up here. I wrote, produced and starred in shows here.