Sadly, Harry Dean Stanton, the esteemed actor, musician and singer died today after having a long and illustrious career that spanned every decade up until now, starting in 1950s.
A film favorite among critics such as Roger Ebert, appearing in some 200 movies and TV shows or so, Harry Dean Stanton had a very successful career.
And so, of course, one wonders, what was Harry Dean Stanton net worth and how much wealth did he accumulate over his lifetime?
Harry Dean Stanton grew up in Kentucky, the son of a tobacco farmer and a hairdresser. Harry Dean Stanton was no stranger to music- his family had a musical background. Although Stanton matriculated to college at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, he eventually dropped out to become an actor. Interestingly, Stanton served in the Navy during World War II.
Harry Dean Stanton had appeared in a number of famous films including “Cool Hand Luke,” “Alpha dog,” and “The Green Mile.” Stanton also had a recurring role on the HBO hit, “Big Love.”
Harry Dean Stanton also toured nightclubs as a singer/guitarist, playing music that can best be described as having a country music vibe.
Harry Dean Stanton worked throughout his career, even appearing in David Lynch’s reprisal of his cult classic “Twin Peaks” in the past year.
Harry Dean Stanton fell in love with Rebecca DeMornay in the 1980s; he noted to the media that although she was the love of his life she did not marry him. Interestingly, Harry Dean Stanton remained single for the entirety of his life.
Sine Harry Dean Stanton worked, practically up until the day that he died, his career spanned nearly 60 years.
So how much wealth did Harry Dean Stanton accumulate over that time period? Stanton’s income chiefly came from his well-known acting roles; as a result Harry Dean Stanton net worth in 2018 is estimated to be $15 to $20 million.
What will happen to Harry Dean Stanton’s estate? It’s unknown, since he was not married.
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