Nell Carter Net Worth

Nell Carter Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darnell Carter net worth is
$2 Million

Darnell Carter Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameNell Carter
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 13, 1948
DiedJanuary 23, 2003, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of BirthBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Height1.5 m
EducationA. H. Parker High School
SpouseRoger Larocque (m. 1992–1993), George Krynicki (m. 1982–1992)
ChildrenTracy Carter, Daniel Carter, Joshua Carter
ParentsEdna Mae Hardy, Horace Hardy
SiblingsWillie Hardy, Bernard Hardy
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Obie Award for Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Class
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
MoviesModern Problems, Bébé's Kids, The Grass Harp, Hair, Maid for Each Other, The Crazysitter, Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story, The Proprietor, Back by Midnight, Fakin' da Funk, Back Roads, Sealed with a Kiss, Cindy, Swing, Perfect Fit
TV ShowsHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, You Take the Kids, Ryan's Hope, Gimme a Break!, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Baryshnikov on Broadway, Ain't Misbehavin'
1Short stature.
2Southern accent.
3Her husky voice.
1When I was growing up, it was not something you aspired to. I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.
2(About the 20th Anniversary revival of "Annie") "I want this show to run for at least three years with me in it, then I want to take a week off".
1Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Nell Ruth Harper on Gimme a Break! (1981).
2Attended the funeral of Dolph Sweet, when the actor passed away in 1985.
3Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 70-72. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
4Was originally inspired to be an opera singer, but cited such popular singers as Doris Day, The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Mathis, Cleo Laine and Barbra Streisand as her profound influences to switch vocal gears.
5Nell performed at an AIDS benefit in 1996, a tribute to actress Angela Lansbury. Her brother, Bernard, died of AIDS in 1989.
6Appeared in support of Bette Davis in the 1974 musical production of "Miss Moffat", which was based on the Davis movie The Corn Is Green (1945). The show closed before it made it to Broadway.
7Was actually the first Effie Melody White in the musical stage version of "Dreamgirls". Nell left the musical after the initial workshop to move to Los Angeles and work on TV. Michael Bennett then chose Jennifer Holliday for the role.
8Her bisexuality was not public knowledge until after her death.
9Won Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical" for "Ain't Misbehavin'," a part she recreated in an Emmy-winning performance in the television version with the same title, Ain't Misbehavin' (1982).
10Filed for bankruptcy a few months before her death.
11Her last work was on the feature Swing (2003), directed by Martin Guigui, in which she plays nurse Grace in a lovely scene with Jonathan Winters.
12Passed away 24 days before her Gimme a Break! (1981) co-star, Peter Schrum.
13On the day before she died, Nell was rehearsing for a play, "Raisin", in Long Beach, California. There, she gave an impromptu interview with a Los Angeles Times staff reporter which reflected emotionally about her beginnings in Alabama. The Times also took the last photograph of Nell Carter - which was a beautiful candid shot.
14Was married and divorced twice. She was survived by her partner, Ann Kaser, an adult daughter, Tracy, and two (adopted) 13-year-old sons, Joshua and Daniel (as of 2003).
15Struggled with alcohol and drugs, eventually shaking her addictions through a 12-step program.
16In addition to winning Broadway's Tony award for her role in "Ain't Misbehavin'," she also won an Emmy in 1982 for Ain't Misbehavin' (1982) (the TV broadcast of the show), and received two Emmy nominations in 1982 and 1983 for her role on the TV sitcom Gimme a Break! (1981).
17Collapsed in her home where she was found dead by 13-year-old son Joshua. Had undergone two brain operations in 1992 to fix aneurysms.
18She played Miss Hannigan in the 20th Anniversary revival of "Annie" from January of 1997 to January of 1998.
19Was diabetic.
20Converted to Judaism prior to her marriage to George Krynicki.
21She adopted 2 sons just before her divorce from Krynicki was finalised.
22Won an Obie award for "Ain't Misbehavin'."


Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesMary
Fakin' Da Funk1997Claire
Sparks1997TV SeriesBarbara Rogers
Brotherly Love1997TV SeriesNell Bascombe
Spider-Man1995-1997TV SeriesGlory Grant
The Blues Brothers Animated Series1997TV SeriesBetty Smythe
The Proprietor1996Millie Jackson
Can't Hurry Love1996TV SeriesMrs. Bradstock
The Misery Brothers1995Courtroom Singer
The Grass Harp1995Catherine Creek
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1993-1995TV SeriesP.J. Moore
The Crazysitter1994The Warden
Bébé's Kids1992Vivian (voice)
Jake and the Fatman1992TV SeriesEthel Mae Haven
Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story1992TV MovieLucille Gathers
Maid for Each Other1992TV MovieJasmine Jones
You Take the Kids1990-1991TV SeriesNell Kirkland
2271989TV SeriesBeverly Morris
Gimme a Break!1981-1987TV SeriesNellie Ruth 'Nell' Harper
Shalom Sesame1987TV SeriesSpecial Guest (1992)
Amen1986TV SeriesBess Richards
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour1982TV Series
Modern Problems1981Dorita
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980-1981TV SeriesSgt. Hildy Jones
Back Roads1981Waitress
Ryan's Hope1978-1979TV SeriesEthel Green
Cindy1978TV MovieOlive (as Nell-Ruth Carter)
Back by Midnight2004Waitress
Ally McBeal2002TV SeriesHarriet Pumple
Reba2001TV SeriesDr. Susan Peters
Perfect Fit2001Mrs. Gordy
Seven Days2001TV SeriesLucy
Touched by an Angel2001TV SeriesCynthia Winslow
Blue's Clues2001TV SeriesMother Nature
Special Delivery1999/I
We Wish You a Merry Christmas1999VideoMrs. Claus (voice)
Sealed with a Kiss1999TV MovieMrs. Wheatley
Follow Your Heart1999Bus Driver


Great Performances1985-2004TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Swing2003/Iperformer: "Amazing Grace", "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Night Angel"
Ally McBeal2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Proprietor1996performer: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special performer: "Friend Like Me"
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV Special performer: "Mean to Me"
Dolly1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV Special performer: "Aquarius", "Broadway Baby", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Memory", "The Best of Times", "Muddy Water"
Gimme a Break!1984TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV Special performer: "Honeysuckle Rose"
Hair1979performer: "Ain't Got No", "White Boys"
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV Special performer: "Off-Time"


Swing2003/Iin memory of


E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
In Performance at the White House2001TV Special
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story2000TV Movie documentary
Great Performances1985-1999TV SeriesHerself - Performer / Herself
Stars Over Mississippi1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Match Game1998TV SeriesHerself / panelist
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Score & Best Orchestrations
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Working in the Theatre1997TV Series documentaryHerself
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury1996TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops1996TV SpecialHerself
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 21996Video GameHerself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHerself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jaleel White Special1992TV MovieHerself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
70th Annual Miss America Pageant1990TV SpecialHerself - Judge
The Home Show1990TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1983-1989TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Scenic, Lighting & Costume Design
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Presidential Inaugural Gala1989TV MovieHerself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration1988TV SpecialHerself
Dolly1988TV SeriesHerself
Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary1987TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Late Show1986-1987TV SeriesHerself
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Nell Carter Special1986TV MovieHerself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Presenter: Best Costume Design
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1986TV SpecialHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Nell Carter... Never Too Old to Dream1986TV MovieHerself
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz1985TV MovieHerself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Country Music Performer
Circus of the Stars #101985TV Special documentaryHerself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHerself
Santa Barbara1985TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Christmas in Washington1984TV MovieHerself
Super Bloopers and Pratical Jokes1984TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T1984TV SpecialHerself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Ain't Misbehavin'1982TV MovieHerself
The New Battlestars1981-1982TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1981TV MovieHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Marie1981TV SeriesHerself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Baryshnikov on Broadway1980TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1980TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1979TV SpecialHerself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Archive Footage

Great Performances2004TV Series

Won Awards

1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Special ClassAin't Misbehavin' (1982)

Nominated Awards

1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGimme a Break! (1981)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGimme a Break! (1981)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGimme a Break! (1981)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGimme a Break! (1981)

Known for movies

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