Russ Net Worth

Russell Irving “Russ” Tamblyn is an American dancer, film, and television actor. He was born in Loss Angeles, and in his teenage, he was trained to be a gymnast. He started his career as a child actor for the first time for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Russ got famous for his appearance in the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1954.

He depicted Norman Page in the drama Peyton Place which made him earn the nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Academy Award. His talents of acrobats and gymnastics were showcased in many musicals like West Side Story.  He also appeared in many exploitation films in which he worked as a choreographer.

Early Life

Tamblyn is the son of famous actors Edward Francis “Eddie” Tamblyn and Sally Aileen. He was born on 30th December 1934 in Los Angeles, California. Larry Tamblyn is the younger brother of Russ, who was organist of the band “The Standells.”

Since childhood, Russ was a hyperactive child. He had a propensity for performing and gymnastics.As a child, he performs tumbling performances and performs at the stage at the local movie theatre level. 

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Career Beginnings

He was so interested in acrobatics in his youth and always wanted to be a performer in the circus. He discovered and developed musical acts that engage dancing, comedy, juggling, and singing. The actor, Lloyd Bridges, discovered Tamblyn when he was ten years old and gave him the opportunity to appear in a non-speaking role in a movie named The Boy with Green Hair.

Tamblyn appeared in a film titled The Kid from Cleverland, this film was a flop, but it made Tamblyn an actor. After this movie, he was approached by many movies that got popular. He also got the opportunity to appear in TV series named The Greatest Show on Earth. Tamblyn has also worked in the computer software and construction industry.

He appeared in many movies and had a supporting role in Django Unchained, Hits, Drive, Twin Peaks, and The Increasingly Poort Decisions of Todd Margaret.

Personal Life

In 1956, Russ Tamblyn was married to Venetia Stevenson, an actress, but both got divorced in the next year due to some personal issues. In 1960, Tamblyn married to a showgirl in Las Vegas named Elizabeth Kempton. The couple got divorced in 1979, but both had one daughter China. Tamblyn again got married to his wide named Bonnie Murray and had a second daughter, an actress named Amber Tamblyn.

Tamblyn announced about the autobiography that he is working on in 2012, entitled Dancing On The Edge. He had some health issues and had open heart surgery in 2014. As per the reports, there were many complications in his heart surgery, but his health improved in February 2015.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of this American dancer and singer is approximately $3 million. He earns by performing roles in films and singing songs. He earned his salary by doing several films that made him win the Golden Global Award.

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