Anne Jeffreys Net Worth

February 15, 2023
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Anne Jeffreys poses for a photo on the red carpet at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)

Born Annie Jeffreys Carmichael was born on the 26th 1923, in Goldsboro, North Carolina USA, and was a Golden Globe Award-nominated actress and singer. Her career ranged from movie and TV roles, to symphonic and stage musical appearances. She passed away in 2017.

Have you ever wondered how rich Anne Jeffreys was, at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jeffreys’ net worth was as high as $40 million, accumulated from her long and successful career in the entertainment industry, from 1941 to 2015.


Anne Jeffreys Net Worth $40 Million


Firmly managed by her mother, Anne entered the entertainment world at a young age, having her initial training in voice. As an accomplished soprano, Anne became a member of the New York Municipal Opera Company on a scholarship, and sang the lead at Carnegie Hall in such operas as “La Boheme”, “Paglliaci”, and “Traviata”. However, she decided, as a teenager, to also sign as a junior model, with the John Robert Powers Company.

Anne was cast in a staged musical review “Fun For The Money” that was to be staged in Hollywood, and appearance that led to her being cast in Rodgers & Heart’s adaptation of “I Married an Angel” in 1942, starring alongside her singing idols Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. She was contracted to both Republic and RKO studios during the 1940s, so including appeared in several of the Dick Tracy series, as Tess Trueheart, the 1944 Frank Sinatra musical “Step Lively”, horror comedy “Zombies on Broadway” in 1945 alongside Wally Brown and Alan Carney, “Dillinger” in 1945, and in “Riffraff” a year later, with Pat O’Brien. In that same period, she appeared in a number of B production westerns and crime films, which also added to her wealth.

As few of her roles were in A production movies, her career in movies dissipated by the end of the 1940s. Jeffreys then took time to focus on the stage, playing lead roles on Broadway in productions such as the 1947 opera “Street Scene” by Kurt Weill, “Kiss Me, Kate”, the 1948 musical by Cole Peter, then the 1952 musical “Three Wishes For Jamie”. She also did “Tosca” at the Brooklyn Opera house, and the Broadway musical “My Romance”, all consistently adding to her net worth.

With her husband Robert Sterling, she starred in CNS sitcom “Topper” (1953-1955) and again with him in 1957 in an episode in the first season NBC’s “Wagon Train” series. Anne came out of her semi-retirement in the 1960’s, and returned to TV roles, appearing in episodes of such shows as “Murder, She Wrote”, “L.A. Law”, and with Robert Sterling in “Love, American Style”. In 1979, Anne guest starred as Siress Blassie, Chameleon’s (Fred Astaire) love in a “Battlestar Galactica” episode, being the last person to dance with him on screen. From 1984 to 2004, Anne portrayed Amanda Barrington in the TV drama series “General Hospital”, which significantly increased her wealth, while in 1993 she was chosen to play David Hasselhoff’s mother, Irene Buchannon, in the hit series “Baywatch” (1993-1998). Another show that she guest starred in during that time was in an episode of “Buck Rodgers In The 25th Century”, playing the role of Prime Minister Dyne.

Anne received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street, in 1960. In 1997 she was awarded the Golden Boot Award as one who “furthered the tradition of the western on film and television.” In 1998 she received the Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center.

Regarding her personal life, Anne was married twice, firstly to Joseph Serena in 1945, but they divorced in 1949 and had no children. She met her second husband Robert Sterling on Broadway, and they were married from 1951 until his passing in 2006; they had two sons. Anne died on 27 September 2017, at the age of 94.

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