Mary Badham Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Mary Badham was born on the 7th October 1952, in Birmingham, Alabama USA, and is a former professional actress, who first came to prominence when she was only 10 years by playing the role of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), based on Harper Lee’s novel of the same name.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mary Badham is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Badham’s net worth is as high as $1 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry, which was quite short as it lasted from 1962 until 1966, though she came out from retirement in 2005, when she portrayed Mrs. Nutbush in Cameron Watson’s drama “Our Very Own”.


Mary Badham Net Worth $1 Million


Mary grew up in her hometown, and has an older brother, John Badham, who is a director. Her father served in army, but before she was born, he assumed the position of president of Bessemer Steel Co., while her mother was also an actress, but retired after marrying Mary’s father.

Mary didn’t have any experience before appearing at the audition for the Robert Mulligan’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. She was selected for the role of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, daughter of the main protagonist, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, called Atticus Finch, portrayed by Gregory Peck. During the filming, Mary became very fond of Gregory Peck, and the two continued their friendship until his death in 2003, with Mary calling him Atticus whenever they met. The particular role brought Mary fame and fortune as well, while she also earned an Academy Award- nomination in the category Best Actress in a Supporting Role, becoming the youngest actress ever to become nominated in the particular category.

Mary continued with her acting career, gaining roles in the TV series “Dr. Kildare” (1963), and “The Twilight Zone” (1964) as Sport Sharewood, for which she received positive reviews, and then in 1966 appeared in the films “This Property Is Condemned”, portraying Willie Starr, and “Let’s Kill Uncle” as Chrissie, after which she retired from acting.

However, in 2005 she came out of retirement, after writer/director Cameron Watson insisted that she play a particular role in his film “Our Very Own”. Since then, she has made herself available to directors and producers, but stated that she will appear in films or series, only if she likes the offered role and the script on the whole.

Mary has become an art restorer, and has traveled the world, speaking at numerous events passing the message of tolerance and compassion of the famous book “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

Furthermore, Mary has also worked as a college testing coordinator, which also increased her wealth somewhat.

Regarding her personal life, Mary has been married to Richard Wilt since 1975; the couple has two children together.

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