Robert Redford bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts

June 4, 2019Robert Redford bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts

Who is Robert Redford?

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is one of America's most famous actors, directors, producers and entrepreneurs. He is widely recognized as Robert Redford. He is a well-known American celebrity. He is famous for contribution to professional life. He is also the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He is a very talented and skilled actor. He is very famous for his roles in films like "The Sting", "The Way We Were" and many others.

In the Early Life of Robert Redford

Charles Robert Redford, Jr., was born to Martha W. in Santa Monica, California, and to  Charles Robert Redford Sr. His family moved to Van Nuys, California, where he studied at Van Nuys High School during his childhood. He was never academically brilliant and interested in sports and arts. He joined the University of Colorado after high school and was a member of the Kappa Sigma guild. He traveled through Europe and later studied painting in Brooklyn and New York City at the Pratt Institute and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In the Career of Robert Redford

Robert Redford in The Sting

Fig: Robert Redford in The Sting

His performing career began in the 1950s and he starred in a number of shows including 'Perry Mason,' 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' 'Route 66,' 'Playhouse 90' and 'The Twilight Zone' ‘Route 66’, ‘Playhouse 90’, ‘The Twilight Zone’ and many more. In 1960, he starred as a mentally unsteady man in ‘Breakdown’, one of the episodes of ‘Rescue 8’, a high-adrenaline series. He made his film debut with ‘War Hunt’ in 1962,
but he didn’t gain the recognition he expected.

He returned to acting for television shows and was last seen on television on October 7, 1963, in an ABC medical drama series, 'Breaking Point.' the 7th of October, 1963. He soon decided to expand his horizons and at the theater, he tried his hand. Small roles were given in 'Tall Story,' 'New York Sunday' and 'Barefoot in the Park.' His all-American good looks, coupled with extraordinary talent, brought him his first major role in the film adaptation of 'Barefoot in the Park' along with Jane Fonda, a renowned actress.ot in the Park’, along with renowned actress, Jane Fonda.

He was cast in the western classic 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' in 1969, which catapulted him into fame and earned him tremendous recognition. immense recognition. Not pigeonholed in the ‘pretty boy’ image, he sought more challenging projects and oozed immense intercourse appeal on-screen in ‘Downhill Racer’ and ‘Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here’, both of which were released in 1969. In the mid-80s, he starred in movies like ‘The Natural’ and ‘Out of Africa’ and also worked behind the camera for ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’, which was released in 1988. In 1992, he directed the critically-acclaimed family drama, ‘A River Runs through It’, starring Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffer.

How much is the net worth of Robert Redford?

Robert Redford lifestyle

Fig: Robert Redford lifestyle

Robert Redford had a fulfilling career in the entertainment industry with so many career milestones. He has to his credit, a myriad number of television roles, films and movie he directed and produced as well as a slew of works he narrated. From all this and his numerous other sources of income, the retired actor has a net worth of $170 million.

In the Personal Life of Robert Redford

 Robert Redford with his wife Lola Van Wagenen

Fig: Robert Redford with his wife Lola Van Wagenen

On the 12th of September 1958, Robert Redford married his then-girlfriend Lola Van Wagenen who dropped out of school to be with him. Together, the couple had 4 children of which 3 are surviving.

Their first child Scott Anthony (born September 1, 1959) died two and half months after he was born as a result of infant death syndrome. Next came Shauna Jean (born November 15, 1960) who grew to become a painter; David James (born May 5, 1962) now a writer and producer while the youngest Amy Hart Redford (born October 22, 1970) is taking after her father as an actress, director, and producer. Sadly, the cupid arrow which struck Redford and Lola Van lost its potency as the duo divorced in 1985. After this divorce, Sibylle Szaggars reportedly moved in with Redford into his Sundance, Utah home in the 1990s. Then in July 2009, the longtime friends got married at the Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany and have been together since then.

Facts of Robert Redford

‘The Sting’ in 1973, became the biggest blockbuster hit of his career, as the film was nominated for a total of ten Oscars, out of which it won seven. The film collected $160 million at the box office and was chosen by the ‘Library Congress’ for preservation in the ‘National Film Registry’. The Writers Guild of America featured the screenplay at the 39th spot in their list of ‘101 Greatest Screenplays’ of all time.


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