Rod McKuen Net Worth

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Rodney Marvin McKuen net worth is
$20 Million

Rodney Marvin McKuen Wiki Biography

Rod McKuen (born April 29, 1933, Oakland, California) is an American poet, songwriter, composer, and singer. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks, and classical music. He earned two Oscar nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his serious music compositions. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. His poetry deals with themes of love, the natural world, and spirituality, and his thirty books of poetry have sold millions of copies.

Full NameRod McKuen
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthApril 29, 1933
Place Of BirthOakland, California, U.S.
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Composer
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, If You Go Away, Love's Been Good to Me, Seasons in the Sun
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Song, Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, If You Go Away, Love's Been Good to Me, Seasons in the Sun
MoviesWild Heritage, Summer Love, Rock, Pretty Baby, Dolly Parton & Friends
1Converse sneakers
2Warm, scratchy voice
1Portrayed one of the impostors on To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 18 June 1962 (1962). He was an impostor for gambler Donald Harris, who claimed never to have had a losing day at the roulette table. McKuen introduced himself as, "a published poet and a twist singer, currently appearing at the Versailles in New York.".
2While speaking at a meeting of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse in 1982, McKuen told a packed room of 600 people how he was sexually molested by an aunt and uncle when he was seven years old. He advises victimized children to "tell somebody immediately".
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1501 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
4At the height of his popularity, his songs were recorded by a wide variety of artists, including The Kingston Trio, Bing Crosby, Jimmie Rodgers, The Smothers Brothers (Tom Smothers & Dick Smothers), Perry Como, Glenn Yarbrough, Oliver, and Frank Sinatra. The latter recorded an entire album of McKuen songs in 1969, entitled "A Man Alone." Soft rocker Terry Jacks had a number-one single in 1974 with McKuen's best-known song, "Seasons in the Sun.".
5According to legendary guitar sessioneer Vic Flick, he loved the sound of the ukulele in his music, but was never happy with the sound on his recording sessions in London. So, on the first morning of a new series of sessions, he handed Vic a brand new Martin uke he'd brought straight in from Los Angeles. He insisted Vic kept it after the session so he would always know where to find a decent instrument in London.
6Developed his distinctively scratchy voice in the late 1950s when, as an aspiring rock 'n' roll singer, he had to make himself heard over an especially loud band, night after night, for weeks.
7Although a favorite target of both critics and non-admirers, who have routinely dismissed his verse as not much above the level of greeting-card poetry, he is the most financially successful poet of all-time. At the height of his popularity (roughly 1967-1973), his books, such as "Listen to the Warm," "Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows," and "In Someone's Shadow," regularly appeared on the best-seller lists and sold in the millions, as did his albums, primarily for RCA Victor and Warner Brothers Records.
8Prior to becoming known as a poet and songwriter, he worked as a day laborer, stunt man, disc jockey, newspaper columnist and actor.
9His autobiographical book "Finding My Father: One Man's Search for Identity", dealt with his search for his biological father, and was the subject of a nationwide debate on illegitimate births.
10Claims to have been a psychological warfare script writer during the Korean War.
11He is a poet-songwriter.
12Suffered from clinical depression from 1982-1992.
13He has had two children with his live in girlfriend.


U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Seasons In The Sun"
Mr. Robot2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard - September 26,20092010Video lyrics: "If You Go Away Ne Me Quitte Pas"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Seasons in the Sun"
The Queens of Country2009Video "Feelings" / performer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "'Til That Day", "China Grove", "All I Can Do", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone" / writer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone"
Eros2009Short performer: "Eros" / writer: "Eros"
Zodiac2007writer: "Jean"
Dolly Parton & Friends2007Video "Feelings" / performer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "'Til That Day", "China Grove", "All I Can Do", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone" / writer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone"
Inspector Lewis2007TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London2006TV Movie documentary writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm Going to Tell You a Secret2005Documentary writer: "Drowned World/Substitute For Love"
High Chaparall2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Merci Docteur Rey2002"If You Go Away"
Cherish2002writer: "Seasons in the Sun"
Pumpkin2002writer: "If You Go Away"
Madonna: Drowned World Tour 20012001TV Movie documentary writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary writer: "Teenage Crush"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:991999Video writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love"
Mystery Science Theater 3000TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1992 lyrics - 1 episode, 1989
Get a Life1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cheers1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Better Off Dead...1985writer: "A Man Alone"
Emily1976performer: "Sweet Emily", "God'll Get You", "Rah, Rah, Ragtime", "And How" / writer: "Sweet Emily", "God'll Get You", "Rah, Rah, Ragtime", "And How", "Trash", "Honey, Don't You Know"
Dolly1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Borrowers1973TV Movie performer: "Isn't It Something" / writer: "Isn't It Something", "Borrowers Theme"
The Graham Kennedy Show1972-1973TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1971TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Scandalous John1971performer: "Pastures Green Vocal", "Pastures Green Vocal Reprise" / writer: "Pastures Green Vocal", "Pastures Green Vocal Reprise"
The Two Ronnies1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV Special writer: "Jean"
The Lawrence Welk Show1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1970 performer - 1 episode, 1970
A Boy Named Charlie Brown1969lyrics: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Champion Charlie Brown", "Failure Face" / music: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Champion Charlie Brown", "Failure Face" / performer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown"
Sinatra1969TV Special writer: "Out Beyond the Window", "A Man Alone", "Love's Been Good to Me" - uncredited
Music Scene1969TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Me, Natalie1969lyrics: "Natalie", "We", "Off-Ramp To Nowhere" uncredited / performer: "Natalie", "We"
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie1969performer: "Jean" 1969 - uncredited / writer: "Jean" 1969 - uncredited
Joanna1968lyrics: "Joanna", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Ain't You Glad You're Living Joe", "Hello Heartaches", "Joanna Reprise" / music: "Joanna", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Run To Me, Fly To Me Waltz For Joanna", "I'm Only Me Two Girls Bathing", "When Am I Ever Going Home", "Ain't You Glad You're Living Joe", "Till We're Together Again Cas's Theme", "Joanna And Clyde", "Peter's Theme Before I Die", "Joanna Hits Town", "Saturday Night In Knightsbridge", "Morocco", "Some August Day", "Hello Heartaches", "Harpsichor
Heidi1968TV Movie lyrics: "A Place of My Own"
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Young Swingers1963lyrics: "You Pass Me By" / music: "You Pass Me By"
Wild Heritage1958performer: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "Abide With Me"
Summer Love1957writer: "Calypso Rock"
Golden Ladder1957Short performer: "Golden Ladder"
Rock, Pretty Baby1956lyrics: "Picnic By The Sea" / music: "Picnic By The Sea"

Music Department

The Unknown WarTV Mini-Series documentary composer - 21 episodes, 1978 lyrics - 3 episodes, 1978
Forever Young, Forever Free1975lyrics
A Boy Named Charlie Brown1969songs: music and lyrics by
Me, Natalie1969lyrics: songs


The Boneyard Collection2008
The Critic1994TV SeriesRod McKuen
The Little Mermaid1993TV SeriesArchimedes
The Little Mermaid1989voice, uncredited
General Electric Theater1959TV SeriesHal
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958TV SeriesSimple Simon
Wild Heritage1958Dirk Breslin
Summer Love1957Ox Bentley
Golden Ladder1957ShortRod McKuen
West Point1957TV SeriesCadet Tiger Pulaski
Shower of Stars1957TV Series
Rock, Pretty Baby1956'Ox' Bentley


The Borrowers1973TV Movie
Lisa, Bright and Dark1973TV Movie
Scandalous John1971
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie1969original music composed by


The Unknown War1978TV Mini-Series documentary script adaptation - 4 episodes


Legends2006TV Series documentary archive provided by - 1 episode


Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon2008Documentary special thanks


Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon2008DocumentaryHimself - Friend
Her Morbid Desires2008VideoHimself
Legends2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Petula Clark: This Is My Song2001TV MovieHimself
Grizzly: The Shining Mountains1986DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Family Feud1985TV SeriesHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself
A.M. Chicago1977TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1974-1977TV SeriesHimself
The Shirley Bassey Show1976TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1976TV SeriesHimself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song Score and Adaptation
Dolly1976TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1969-1975TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Guest / Himself / ...
Stars on Sunday1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1971-1975TV SeriesHimself
The Joker's Wild1974TV SeriesHimself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
In Concert1971TV SeriesHimself
Say Goodbye1971DocumentaryNarrator
Top of the Pops1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Frost on Sunday1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star
The Val Doonican Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards1970TV SpecialHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz1969TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Spring Thing1969TV MovieHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The Kraft Summer Music Hall1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Folk World of Jimmie Rodgers1964-1965TV SeriesHimself (Guest Host) / Himself
To Tell the Truth1962TV SeriesContestant - Imposter

Archive Footage

My Music: John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind2010TV MovieHimself
The Queens of Country2009VideoHimself - Performer
Dolly Parton & Friends2007VideoHimself

Won Awards

1975Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on December 17, 1975 at 6743 Hollywood Blvd.
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original SongThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Nominated Awards

1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Song ScoreA Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
1971GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenA Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
1970OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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