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Helen Reddy net worth:
$3 Million

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Helen Reddy Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy was born on 25 October 1941, in Melbourne, Australia, to singer and soap opera actress Stella Lamond, and comedy actor, producer and writer Max Reddy, of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. She is an Australian singer, actress and activist, best known for her hit “I Am Woman”.

So just how wealthy is Helen Reddy? Sources state that Reddy has amassed a fortune of over $3 million, as of early 2017, the main source of her wealth being her career in showbiz which began in the early ‘70s.

Helen Reddy Net Worth $3 million

Helen grew up in Melbourne, where she attended Tintern Grammar school. Her career in the entertainment industry began when she was only four years old, performing at the Tivoli Theatre in Perth, Australia with her parents, and then embarking on many national tours with them. During her teenage years she sang on radio and TV too.

In 1966 she won a talent contest on the Australian television show “Bandstand”, which enabled her to travel to New York City and record a single for Mercury Records. After that proved unsuccessful, she decided to stay in the USA and pursue a singing career, soon meeting her future manager and husband Jeff Wald who got her a record deal with Capitol Records. This resulted in her first hit single, the 1971 “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from the Broadway musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Her popularity began to grow and her net worth started to increase too.

The following year she released the song “I Am Woman”, which she co-wrote with Peter Allen. After a slow start, it found its way to the top of the charts, eventually reaching No. 1. The song became a powerful feminist anthem, earning a Grammy Award, and seling over a million copies, boosting Reddy’s fortune.

Embracing the fame, Reddy enjoyed hit after hit throughout the ’70s, with the songs “Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby” also reaching #1, plus numerous Top 40 hits, including “Peaceful”, “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)”, “Keep on Singing” and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”, so becoming one of the world’s most successful female singers of the ’70s music scene. All contributed to her wealth.

During this time, she was also a familiar face on television. Aside from being a frequent guest on various talkshows, she also hosted the NBC late-night variety show “The Midnight Special”, and had her own variety show – “The Helen Reddy Show”, further improving her net worth.

She also pursued an acting career, landing the starring role of Nora in Walt Disney’s animated film “Pete’s Dragon”, and making a cameo appearance as a nun in the film “Airport 1975”. Her wealth grew larger.

In 1981 Reddy left Capitol and signed with MCA Records, going on to release two albums under the label, achieving one minor success with the single “I Can’t Say Goodbye to You”. As for television, the ’80s saw her appearing in series such as “The Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island” and “The Jeffersons”, and in the film “Disorderlies”. After a significant chart decline, she performed infrequently.

By the beginning of the next decade Helen had turned to musical theater, appearing in numerous productions both on Broadway and in London’s West End, such as in “Blood Brothers”, “Shirley Valentine”, “Anything Goes”, “Call Me Madam” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. All added to her net worth.
The year 2000 saw Reddy appearing in the TV series “Diagnosis: Murder” and “Beast Master”, but ywo years later she retired from performing, and became a clinical hypnotherapist in Australia.

Meanwhile, she released her autobiography “The Woman I Am”, and also appeared in the film “The Perfect Host”, and had a recurring role in the TV series “Family Guy”. Then in 2012, she returned to touring and recording, but retiring again in 2015.

A high-profile feminist and campaigner on social issues, Reddy has released 17 albums, selling more than 15 million albums and 10 million singles domestically, and 25 million albums worldwide.

In her private life, Reddy was married three times. Her first marriage was to Kenneth Weate, from 1961 to 1966; they have one child together. In 1966 she married Jeff Wald, with whom she also had one child. After their divorce in 1983, she married Milton Ruth that same year, divorcing him in 1995. Sources believe she has remained single since then.

Helen Reddy information

Helen Reddy information

Birth date: October 25, 1941
Birth place: Melbourne, Australia
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Profession:Singer, Actor
Education:Tintern Schools
Nationality:Australian, American, Austrian
Spouse:Milton Ruth (m. 1983–1995), Jeff Wald (m. 1966–1983), Kenneth Weate (m. 1961–1966)
Children:Jordan Sommers, Traci Wald Donat
Parents:Max Reddy, Stella Campbell
Siblings:Toni Lamond
Albums:Ear Candy, The Woman I Am

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Sex and the City 22010writer: "I Am Woman"
Multiple Sarcasms2010performer: "I Am Woman" / writer: "I Am Woman"
Big Fan2009performer: "Delta Dawn" 1972
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Candle on the Water" - uncredited
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
The '70s2000TV Movie performer: "I am Woman" - uncredited / writer: "I am Woman" - uncredited
Trick1999writer: "I Am Woman dance mix"
Chicago Hope1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Best Friend's Wedding1997writer: "I Am Woman"
High School High1996writer: "I Am Woman"
The Simpsons1993TV Series 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Man Who Loved Women1983performer: "Little Boys" theme song
If You Could See What I Hear1982performer: "You're the One"
Continental Divide1981performer: "Theme from Continental Divide Never Say Goodbye"
John Wilson's Mini-Musicals1981Video performer: "Angie Baby"
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV Special performer: "Song from 10 It's Easy to Say"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980
The Muppet Show1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
Pete's Dragon1977performer: "I Saw a Dragon", "It's Not Easy", "Candle on the Water", "There's Room for Everyone", "Brazzle Dazzle Day", "Bill of Sale", "Finale: I Saw a Dragon / Brazzle Dazzle Day" - uncredited
All This and World War II1976Documentary performer: "The Fool on the Hill"
Angie Baby1976Short performer: "Angie Baby"
Countdown1974TV Series performer - 1 episode
Airport 19751974lyrics: "Best Friend" / music: "Best Friend" / performer: "Best Friend"
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Really Raquel1974TV Special writer: "I Am Woman"
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Morecambe & Wise Show1973TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stand Up and Be Counted1972performer: "I Am Woman" / writer: "I Am Woman"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Senior Entourage2017pre-productionHelen
Family Guy2007-2011TV SeriesChannel 5 Jingle Singer / Helen Reddy
The Perfect Host2010Cathy Knight
Diagnosis Murder2000TV SeriesDanielle Marsh
BeastMaster2000TV SeriesThe Seer
Disorderlies1987Happy Socialite
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesHelen Reddy
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesSuzi Swann
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesElinor Green
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland
Pete's Dragon1977Nora
Airport 19751974Sister Ruth

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Equality, I Am Woman2011Video documentary short
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Equality, I Am Woman2011Video documentary short very special thanks
Mother of Rock Lillian Roxon2010Documentary additional thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Mother of Rock Lillian Roxon2010DocumentaryHerself
Good Morning Australia2005TV SeriesHerself
Burke's Backyard2002TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas1992TV MovieHerself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Home for Easter1990TV Movie documentaryHerself - Hostess
Hour Magazine1987-1989TV SeriesHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHerself
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHerself
Puttin' on the Hits1985TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1981TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest Host / ...
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
New American Bandstand 19651971-1980TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHerself
The Royal Charity Concert1980TV MovieHerself
The Tim Conway Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Val Doonican Music Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The American Sportsman1980TV SeriesHerself - Narrator
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host
The Helen Reddy Special1979TV MovieHerself - Hostess
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party1979TV MovieHerself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHerself
The Muppet Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
All-Star Salute to Women's Sports1978TV MovieHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1972-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The National Tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey1977TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHerself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHerself
Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek1977TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Midnight Special1973-1976TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Celebration: The American Spirit1976TV MovieHerself
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly1976TV MovieHerself - Performer
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Flip Wilson Special1975TV MovieHerself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself
American Music Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Host
Flip1973TV SeriesHerself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The 15th Annual Grammy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself
The Morecambe & Wise Show1973TV SeriesHerself / Musical Guest
The Bobby Darin Show1973TV SeriesHerself
Love! Love! Love!1972TV MovieHerself
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHerself
Make Your Own Kind of Music!1971TV SeriesHerself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHerself
In Melbourne Tonight1970TV SeriesHerself
Sunnyside Up1957TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Favorite Love Songs2016TV MovieHerself
Paul Williams Still Alive2011DocumentaryHerself
20 to 12008TV Series documentaryHerself
A Company of Players2008Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song1992Video documentaryNora
Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets1985VideoHerself
Countdown1974TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleAirport 1975 (1974)


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#Fact
1"I Am Woman" was the first #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit by an Australian artist.
2Living on Norfolk Island, off the east coast of Australia [May 2002]
3Release of her book, "The Woman I Am: A Memoir". [2006]
4Stepaunt of Tony Sheldon.
5Inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2006.
6She suffers from Addison's disease, a failure of the adrenal glands, which requires constant treatment.
7She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
8Mother-in-law of Lucas Donat.
9Was asked to play the cameo role of "The Nun" in Airplane! (1980) but passed.
10Ex-husband Milton Ruth was a drummer who performed on her "Feeling So Young" album and served as a producer.
11Active in community affairs, Helen Reddy once served for three years as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the State of California.
12Sold more than 15 million albums and 10 million singles, and was the first Australian-born performer to win a Grammy award.
13Lately, Helen is a practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Sydney and is Patron of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
14A British indie pop band called Trembling Blue Stars wrote a song in her honour called "Helen Reddy". It appears on their album "The Seven Autumn Flowers" (2005).
15Served for three years as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for her adopted state of California.
16In 2000 she released her very first Christmas collection, "Helen Reddy: The Best Christmas Ever."
17Half-sister Toni Lamond is a popular musical stage and cabaret singer/comedienne in Australia who has performed in such productions as "42nd Street" and "The Pirates of Penzance".
18A reddish-violet tulip was named for her in Holland.
19Became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1974.
20Cousin (by marriage) of Colleen McCullough.
21Daughter, Traci Wald Donat, from her first marriage.
22Son, Jordan Sommers, from her marriage to Jeff Wald.
23Younger half-sister of actress Toni Lamond.
24Daughter of comedian Max Reddy, and actress Stella Lamond.
25She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

#Quote
1[on her role in Airport 1975 (1974)] The best thing about the picture for me is the chance to appear with veteran performers like Gloria Swanson, Myrna Loy, Nancy Olson and Martha Scott. When you're surrounded by people like that, you're bound to look good.
2[on her role in Airport 1975 (1974)] I love the part, and portraying a nun certainly gives one a different perspective on life. At times while in my habit, I felt quite different than usual. It was a special feeling. The kind one feels when they've done something good and clean within themselves.

#Trademark
1Short Close Cropped Hair
2Distinctive nasal vocals

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