Tina Louise is an American actress who is known for her breakthrough performance in the 1958 drama film God’s Little Acre. The film which entered the Venice Film Festival, got her crtical acclaim for her splendid performance in the film. Louise had also got the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for her acting in the film. Apart from being an actress, she is also a singer and an author. Tina Louise’s net worth is around $3.5 million US dollars.
Tina Louise Biography
Tina Louise or Tina Josivovna Chernova Blacker was born on 11th February, 1934 in New York. Her mother Betty Horn Myers was an established fashion model and her father Joesph Blacker owned a candy store. After graduating from Miami University, Tina began to pursue her modelling career. By the age of 17 she started learning dance and singing, along with her studies. Her guide and mentor who taught her about the film industry was Sanford Meisner at the prestigious Neighbourhood Playhouse in Manhattan.
Louise got her first role at a very young age of two. It was an advertisement for her father’s candy store. Louise was exposed to the national scene during her teenage years by starring in the critically acclaimed box- office success “Lil’l Abner.” Her other Broadway productions included, John Murray Anderson’s Almanac, The Fifth Season, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Louise acted with many leading actors of her time. Her most famous works include – How to Commit Marriage, Call to Danger and Garibaldi. She also released an album, “It’s Time For Tina,” in the year 1957 in Concert Hall and set a record. The album is one of the most sought after by the collectors.
Tina Louise was married to Les Crane from 1966 to 1974. Crane was radio and TV announcer and interviewer. She has a daughter Caprice Crane who went on to become an MTV producer and a novelist. Her daughter’s first novel, Stupid and Contagious was published in the year 2006. The novel was dedicated to Louise. She has been, all throughout her life been a vocal advocate of child literacy. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences and a lifetime member if the Actors Studio.
As mentioned above, Louise has been advocating the need and importance of child literacy throughout her career. She has been volunteering at local public schools since 1996. Louise had donated a portion of the proceeds collected from the sale of her book, ‘When I Grow Up’ to literacy programs. She has written inspirational and motivational books for children. In her books, Louise urges the children to believe that they can become whatever they want to become through creative and humorous comparisons of animal kingdom achievements.
Tina Louise Income Profile and Net Worth in 2017
Tina Louise had steadily climbed to the ladder of fame and accomplishment through her hard work and dedication. She started off as a model but has become an actor, singer and an author with the passage of time. Some of her books have performed really well and has helped her to garner a decent wealth. Her diverse roles has resulted in pegging Louise’s Net Worth at $3.5 million US dollars as of 2017.
Louise has been witness to the changing theatrics of the film industry but she has created a unique identity of her own. She has demonstrated her abilities and success across spectrum – be it Broadway, Film Industry, Music or Writing. It was in the year 2014 that she resumed her acting career after a break of almost two decades. She is 83 years old but yet is dynamic and vibrant.