Robert Wagner Career and Net Worth
Robert Wagner Career and Net Worth, Where is Robert Wagner today? These and many other probing queries into the life of Robert are addressed in this article.
Robert Wagner is an American actor. He has a net worth of about $20 million as of this writing- a combined net worth with his wife of several decades, actress Jill St. John. Wagner is perhaps popularly known for starring in television shows like “It Takes a Thief,” “Switch,” and “Hart to Hart”.
Robert Wagner Early Life
Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan. He was born to Hazel (mother and a telephone operator) and Robert Sr. (father, traveling salesman). His father made a small fortune selling paint to the automotive industry and lacquer to Ford which was used on their dashboards. When Wagner was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. His father had apparently earned enough money to retire in sunny Southern California. The family custom-built a home in Bel Air, overlooking the Bel Air Country Club, which took over a year to complete. Wagener was sent to California before the entire family did.. He was put on a train solo and virtually shipped off the Hollywood Military Academy. He attended four different military schools in Southern California, and many of his classmates were the children of famous actors. Wagner graduated from Saint Monica Catholic School in 1949.
Robert Wagner Career
He began working as an extra in the 1950s . Wagner had his film debut in an uncredited role in 1950’s “The Happy Years”. He was signed to Twentieth Century Fox at the age of 20 years. His first film for Fox was “Halls of Montezuma”, a 1951 World War II film. Richard Widmark starred with Wagner in a supporting role. Wagner acted another supporting role later that year in “The Frogmen,” also starring Widmark. He gained public attention with “With a Song in My Heart” in 1952. He acted a small but effective part as a shell-shocked soldier.
After featuring in a number of minor roles in various movies, Wagner began to gain leading roles. By 1953, Wagner was starring in such pictures as “Beneath the 12-Mile Reef”, “Prince Valiant”, “A Kiss Before Dying” (for which he received tons of critical acclaim), and “Between Heaven and Hell”. Wagner starred in the popular Western “Broken Lance” in 1954. At Fox, Wagner starred in “Between Heaven and Hell” and “The True Story of Jesse James” playing the leading role for director Nicholas Ray, both of which were box office let downs. Wagner attempted to jumpstart his career by starring in then-wife Natalie Wood’s “All the Fine Young Cannibals” in 1960.
Robert Wagner Personal Life
Wagner claimed in his memoirs that he had affairs with Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, as well as other highly popular entertainers. Wagner married Natalie Wood in December 1957. The couple divorced in 1962. He then married Marion Marshall in July 1963 and had one daughter, Katie. They divorced in 1971. Wagner was engaged to Tina Sinatra. After they separated, he revived his romantic affair with Wood. On July 16, 1972, the pair remarried. They had a daughter, Courtney.