Darlene Love Net Worth

Darlene Love Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darlene Wright net worth is
$5 Million

Darlene Wright Wiki Biography

Darlene Love was born as Darlene Wright on the 26th July 1941 in Los Angeles, California USA, and is probably best recognized for being a singer, who has released a number of albums and singles, such as “He’s A Rebel” (1962), “Unconditional Love” (1998), “Introducing Darlene Love” (2015), etc. She is also known as an actress, appearing in the role of Trish Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. Her career has been active since 1959.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Darlene Love is? It has been estimated from authoritative sources that the total sum of Love’s net worth is over $5 million, as of late 2016, coming from her professional career in the entertainment industry not only as a singer, but also as an actress. Another source is coming from her autobiographical book “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story” (1998).

Darlene Love Net Worth $5 Million

Darlene Love is the daughter of Ellen Maddox and Reverend Joe Wright, a Pentecostal minister; her sister is Edna Love, who is known in the media as the lead singer of the group Honey Cone. She spent her childhood in San Antonio, Texas, listening to gospel music, and where she became a member of the local church choir when she was 10 years old. While there, she was spotted by Cora Marin, a director of the choir, after which she was asked to become a member of the Music Mart, and her musical career began. Later, in high school, she co-joined The Blossoms, a girl group.

Subsequently, Darlene began to work with producer Phil Spector in 1962, when she released her debut single entitled “He’s A Rebel”, which was credited to the Crystals. Since then her career has only gone upwards, and so has her net worth. Before her debut solo album came out, as a part of the Blossoms she was a backup singer behind such hits as “Baby, I Love You” by the Ronettes, “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra, and “Da Doo Ron Ron” by the Crystals.

Beside that, she was also a member of the trio Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, known for recording the Oscar-winning song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” originally from the film “Song of the South” (1946), that entered the 1963 Top 10. In the same year, she released the single “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, increasing further her net worth.

During the 1980s, Darlene began appearing in musicals, including “Leader Of The Pack”, which was nominated for a Tony Award, and in 1988 her first album was released under the title “Paint Another Picture”. Four years later, she recorded the single “All Alone On Christmas”, and was one of the vocals on the song “Jingle All The Way”; her net worth was certainly rising. Most recently, she released the studio album “Introducing Darlene Love” (2015).

Thanks to her accomplishments in the music industry, Darlene was the winner of the 1995 Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and was inducted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Apart from her successful career as a singer, Darlene Love is also recognized as an actress, who has appeared not only in the “Lethal Weapon” film series, but also in Broadway productions, including “Grease”, “Hairspray”, etc. All of these appearances have increased her net worth by a large margin.

Speaking about her personal life, Darlene Love has been married to Alton Allison since 1984; the couple has three sons.

Full NameDarlene Love
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1938
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
SpouseAlton Allison (m. 1984), Wesley Mitchell (m. 1971–1981), Leonard Peete (m. 1959–1968)
ParentsJoe Wright, Ellen Maddox
SiblingsEdna Wright
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Music Film, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, Christmas, All Alone on Christmas, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
Music GroupsThe Crystals, The Blossoms, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Christmas, All Alone on Christmas, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
MoviesLethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon 4, Rock and Roll at 50, MusiCares Presents: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, British Rock Symphony
TV ShowsAnother World
1Love has performed the song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" every year (except one) since 1986 on the last live episode before Christmas of David Letterman's talk show. From 1986 to 1992, Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and after 1993, the Late Show with David Letterman (1993). She always performs with Paul Shaffer and the band (while at NBC, The World's Most Dangerous Band, and while at CBS, the CBS Orchestra), with additional musicians through the years, and usually with a backing choir. Her appearances on Letterman's pre-Christmas shows have continued to December 20, 2013 thus far. Letterman has said multiple times that Darlene's performance is one of his favorite parts of Christmas. Because of the 2007 Writers Guild strike, Darlene was prevented from performing on the 2007 pre-Christmas broadcast, and in place of her live performance, a repeat of her 2006 appearance was shown.
2Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Frankie Avalon and Susan Williams, for TimeLife's "Prom Night" music collection. [2008]
3Currently starring as 'Miss Sherman' in FAME: The Musical, which is touring Australia. [June 2010]
4Release of her autobiography, "My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story" by Darlene with Rob Hoerburger. [1998]
5(September 2005 - January 4, 2009) Starring as Motormouth Maybelle in the Broadway production of Hairspray.
6Member of The Crystals.
7Member of The Blossoms.
8Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011. The other inductees were Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Leon Russell, Tom Waits and Dr. John.
9The daughter of a Pentecostal minister.
10Grew up in Texas.
11She is one of David Letterman's favorite singers. On the final live show before Christmas, she appears on he Late Show with David Letterman (1993) to sing her classic "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home". In one memorable appearance, her rendition was broadcast live to US troops stationed overseas. Letterman has said, "It is just not Christmas without Darlene Love".
12Love and her all-girl trio, The Blossoms, sang back-up vocals on the Shelley Fabares number one hit "Johnny Angel" which topped the Billboard charts in April 1962.
13Her three children are all boys. Her autobiography 1998, is called "My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story."


War Dogs2016performer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
The Night Before2015/IIperformer: "All Alone on Christmas", "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Late Show with David Letterman1998-2014TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary performer: "He's A Rebel", "River Deep, Mountain High", "Christmas Baby Please Come Home", "Lean On Me", "A Fine, Fine Boy"
Abominable Christmas2012TV Movie performer: "All Alone on Christmas" - uncredited
American Horror Story2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctors2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Oranges2011performer: "Winter Wonderland"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV Movie performer: "Christmas Time For the Jews" - uncredited
Pirate Radio2009performer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" 1963
The Holiday2006performer: "Winter Wonderland" 1934
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special performer: "Christmas Time for the Jews" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christmas with the Kranks2004performer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" 1963
Love Actually2003performer: "All Alone On Christmas" 1992
All I Wanna Do1998performer: "Starlight, Starbright", "Girlfriends for Life"
Jingle All the Way1996performer: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "Sleigh Ride"
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992performer: "All Alone on Christmas"
Father of the Bride1991performer: "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry"
Goodfellas1990performer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Dick Tracy1990performer: "Mr. Fix It"
The Pick-up Artist1987performer: "Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home"
Better Off Dead...1985performer: "Winter Wonderland"
Bachelor Party1984performer: "Alley Oop"
Gremlins1984performer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Sixteen Candles1984performer: "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry"
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound1983TV Movie documentary performer: "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry", "He's a Rebel"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982performer: "Winter Wonderland"
The Idolmaker1980performer: "Oo Wee Baby"
Being There1979performer: "Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces"
Elvis1968TV Movie performer: "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved"
One Life to Live1968TV Series performer: "[You're My] Soul and Inspiration"
Shindig!1964-1965TV Series performer - 4 episodes


New Girl2016TV SeriesDarlene Love
Lethal Weapon 41998Trish Murtaugh
Ghostwriter1994TV SeriesLibrarian
Lethal Weapon 31992Trish Murtaugh
Lethal Weapon 21989Trish Murtaugh
Lethal Weapon1987Trish Murtaugh
Change of Habit1969Backup Singer (uncredited)
The Love God?1969Singer with The Blossoms (uncredited)
Another World1964TV SeriesJudy Burrell (1993)


Sweet Daddy2016Documentary post-productionHerself
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest / ...
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Huckabee2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Bartender
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Spicks and Specks2010TV SeriesHerself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2006TV Special documentaryHerself
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Saturday Night Live2005TV SeriesHerself
An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends2004TV MovieHerself
Rock at Fifty2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Still Cher2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHerself
A Very Special Christmas from Washington, D.C.2000TV SpecialMusical Perfomance
British Rock Symphony1999TV MovieHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1993TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHerself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHerself
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHerself (uncredited)
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll1984TV MovieHerself
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Phil Spector: He's a Rebel1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
Elvis1968TV MovieHerself (Blossoms)
Shindig!1964-1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHerself (as The Blossoms)

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV SpecialHerself
Shindig! Presents Groovy Gals1991Video documentaryBlossoms singer

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