Peter Lawford Net Worth
Peter Lawford has an estimated net worth of $1 Million Dollars. A British-American actor and producer, Lawford featured in 80 films between 1930’s Poor Old Bill and 1983’s Where Is Parsifal? Throughout his career he was known as one of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.’s closest allies within the Rat Pack. Additionally he enjoyed a successful television career appearing as guest stars on various talk-shows and game shows.
Lawford was born September 7th 1923 in London to May Sommerville Bunny and Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford; both parents had other partners at the time of his birth; most of his childhood was spent living with tutors or governesses; eventually taking acting lessons and signing with MGM Studios late 30’s.
He began his career with several small roles before making a breakthrough appearance as Evan Adams III in MGM’s adaptation of Little Women in 1952. This performance earned critical acclaim and opened doors for more film roles; for instance, 1960 saw him star as Colonel Robert Neville in Exodus.
Chrislaw Productions was formed with Milt Ebbins as its manager and produced several action movies including 1963’s Johnny Cool, featuring Henry Silva and Elizabeth Montgomery, 1965 Patty Duke movie Billie, Salt and Pepper and One More Time; ultimately returning to MGM again for 1972 film They Only Kill Their Masters where several former contract players from MGM returned.
After his retirement from acting, Lawford continued producing and directing movies, serving as both producer and director on several movies as well as regular appearances on talk-show and game-show appearances such as Shoot for the Stars, Highcliffe Manor and The $10,000 Pyramid. Furthermore, he served as executive producer of Dear Phoebe (NBC television series) from 1954 – 1955.
In 1984, Patricia Kennedy died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 61 and was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery nearby in Los Angeles; his ashes were spread across the Pacific Ocean while his gravesite featured an engraved plaque and oak tree; she invited the tabloid National Enquirer to cover this event as part of their memorial services.