Nell Carter Net Worth

November 19, 2023
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Nell Ruth Hardy was born on 13 September 1948, in Birmingham, Alabama USA, and was an actress and singer, best known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. She also won an Emmy Award for her television reprisal of the role, and all of her efforts helped put her net worth to where it was prior to her passing in 2003.

How rich was Nell Carter? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $2 million, mostly earned through her success in singing and acting. She’s also known for her part in the sitcom “Gimme a Break!” which earned her several nominations. All of these ensured the position of her wealth.


Nell Carter Net Worth $2 million


Nell started her singing career as a member of a church choir which would lead to singing on a local gospel radio show. She would then perform with the jazz band The Renaissance Ensemble which regularly played around Birmingham, and changing her surname to Carter for unknown reasons. When19 she moved to New York City with the band, where she sang around coffee shops before finding her big break on Broadway.

In 1971, Carter made her Broadway debut in a production of “Soon” which only had three performances. Eventually she became part of the production “What Time of Night It Is” as the Music Director, and around the same time she made an appearance with Bette Davis in the stage musical “Miss Moffat”. She would then reach stardom after appearing in the 1978 musical “Ain’t Misbehavin”, for which she won a Tony Award. Four years later, she would reprise the role on television and score an Emmy Award. Her net worth was rising.

She also became a part of a production of “Dreamgirls”, and appeared in the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope”. She was cast in the film adaptation of “Hair,” and then found a steady role in “Gimme a Break!” which got her nominations for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, being part of the show until the end of its run in 1987, then continuing to pursue other television projects including “Morton’s By the Bay”. During the next year, she starred in the series “You Take the Kids”, which was cancelled due to low ratings. She would then work on numerous projects, including game shows, television specials, and low budget films. She also starred in “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” from 1993 to 1995.

During this time, she was also cast in a Broadway revival of “Annie” but was later replaced after a commercial was shown with a white woman portraying her role. In 2001, she appeared in the pilot of the show “Reba” and would then make guest appearances in “Ally McBeal”. Her final appearance on screen was in the film “Back to Midnight”, actually released two years after her death.

For her personal life, it is known that Nell had consistent problems with drugs after becoming a part of “Gimme a Break!” She also attempt suicide during this time. In 1982, she converted to Judaism, and married mathematician George Krynicki; they had three children, two of whom were adopted. They would eventually divorce and she would marry Roger Larocque but it only lasted for a year. In 1995, she declared bankruptcy and did so once again in 2002. She had been previously been treated for two brain aneurysms, but passed away in 2003 due to diabetes complications.

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