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How rich was Robert Osborne David Denver?

Robert Osborne David Denver net worth:
$20 Million

Robert Osborne David Denver information

Robert Osborne David Denver information

Birth date: January 9, 1935
Birth place: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Death date: 2005-09-02
Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack
Education:Loyola Marymount University
Spouse:Carole Abrahams

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Robert Osbourne Denver was a New Rochelle, New York-born American comedic actor best known for portraying the character of Gilligan in the television series “Gilligan’s Island”. Born on 9 January 1935, Bob Denver was one of the very successful actors in the American film industry, Bob was active as an actor in the years between 1959 and 1997. He died on 2 September, 2005.

A well-recognized personality in Hollywood, one may wonder how rich was Bob Denver at the time of his death? As of 2005, Bob counted his net worth at an amount of $20 million. Needless to say, his involvement in the field of entertainment as an actor was the most significant in adding to his net worth. He being a successful actor in both American television as well as Hollywood must have been important in making him a multi-millionaire as of his death.

Bob Denver Net Worth $20 Million

Raised in Brownwood, Texas, Bob was educated at Loyola University in Los Angeles, California, and after graduating he went on to teach physical education, mathematics and history at Corpus Christi School. Before long, he left his job as a teacher and initiated his career as an actor when he appeared in the television show “Dobie Gillis” as Maynard G. Krebs. At the initial phase of his career, Bob appeared in several television shows including “Here’s Hollywood”, “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gilligan’s Island”, which was a world-wide hit in English-speaking countries although it only ran for four years in th ’60s, among many others. Of course, due to all these projects, Bob Denver’s net worth began to rise.

Along with television, Bob also found prominence in Hollywood. Until his retirement from show business, he appeared in several movies like “”Take Her, She’s Mine”, “For Those Who Think Young”, “A Private Affair” and many more. Later in his career, Bob appeared in movies such as “Who’s Minding The Mint?”, “Did You Hear About The Travelling Sales Lady?” and “The Sweet Ride” among others. He also appeared in television shows like “Love, American Style”, “The Good Guys”, “Far Out Space Nuts” and more, in his later career. Obviously, all of these projects played important roles in adding to Bob’s net worth.

As for his personal life, Bob was married four times, firstly with Maggie Ryan in 1960 and the couple had two children before divorcing in 1966. Later, he married Carole Abrahams(1972-75) after divorcing his second wife Jean Webber(1967-70), fathering one child with Carole. Bob was married to his fourth wife, Dreama Peery from 1979 until his death, and with whom he also shared one child.

Denver died on 2 September, 2005 due to complications in cancer treatment and was cremated. Bob obviously enjoyed his life as a famous and prominent actor in Hollywood as well as American television, with his net worth having catered to him well in his lifetime.

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Meego 1997 TV Series Gilligan
Roseanne 1995 TV Series Jackie
Gilligan's Island 1964-1992 TV Series Gilligan
Baywatch 1992 TV Series Gilligan
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis 1988 TV Movie Maynard G. Krebs
ALF 1987 TV Series Gilligan
The New Gidget 1987 TV Series Gilligan
Back to the Beach 1987 Bartender
High School U.S.A. 1983 TV Movie Milton Feld
Fantasy Island 1980-1983 TV Series Tim Kearns / Don Winters / Francis Elkins / ...
The Invisible Woman 1983 TV Movie Dr. Dudley Plunkett
Gilligan's Planet 1982 TV Series Gilligan
Scamps 1982 TV Movie Oliver Hopkins
The Love Boat 1979-1982 TV Series Jason Markham / Norman Lomax
Twilight Theater 1982 TV Movie Various Characters
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island 1981 TV Movie Gilligan
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island 1979 TV Movie Gilligan
Rescue from Gilligan's Island 1978 TV Movie Gilligan
Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? 1977 TV Short Maynard G. Krebs
Far Out Space Nuts 1975 TV Series Junior
The New Adventures of Gilligan 1974-1975 TV Series Gilligan
Dusty's Trail 1973-1974 TV Series Dusty
Love, American Style 1970-1973 TV Series Sam Cosgrove (segment "Love and the Eat's Cafe") / (segment "Love and the Baby Derby") / Jeffrey (segment "Love and the Cake") / ...
The Good Guys 1968-1970 TV Series Rufus Butterworth
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? 1968 Bertram Webb
The Sweet Ride 1968 Choo-Choo Burns
I Dream of Jeannie 1967 TV Series Harold
Who's Minding the Mint? 1967 Willie Owens
For Those Who Think Young 1964 Kelp
Make Room for Daddy 1964 TV Series Herbie
The Andy Griffith Show 1964 TV Series Dud Wash
Take Her, She's Mine 1963 Alex (as Robert Denver)
The Farmer's Daughter 1963 TV Series Lieutenant Tenner
Dr. Kildare 1963 TV Series Dr. Paul Garrett
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1959-1963 TV Series Maynard G. Krebs / General Ramon aka El Tigre
A Private's Affair 1959 MacIntosh
The Silent Service 1957 TV Series Murph



For Those Who Think Young 1964 performer: "Ho Daddy"
The Andy Griffith Show 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1959-1963 TV Series performer - 30 episodes



The Steve Allen Playhouse 1963 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1960 TV Series Himself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
ET in TV Land 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past 2001 Video Game documentary Himself
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History 2001 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gilligan's Island: Underneath the Grass Skirt 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself / Gilligan
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Simpsons 1998 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994 TV Series Himself
Herman's Head 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1993 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
Evening Shade 1993 TV Series Himself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Offshore Television 1988 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1988 TV Series Himself
The Late Show 1988 TV Series Himself
TV's Greatest Bits 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1984 TV Series Himself
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1981 TV Special Himself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Actor
Captain Kangaroo 1977 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Sweepstakes 1975 TV Series Himself
The Bob Goulet Show 1970 TV Movie Himself - Singer
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1966-1967 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1966 TV Series Himself
P.D.Q. 1966 TV Series Himself
Fractured Flickers 1963 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Falling Skies 2014 TV Series Gilligan
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Gilligan
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Access Hollywood 2005 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
Before the Three-Hour Tour 2004 Video documentary short Gilligan
The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West 1976 Dusty

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Pop Culture Award TV Land Awards Gilligan's Island (1964) · Dawn Wells
· Tina Louise
· Sherwood Schwartz
· Lloyd J. Schwartz
· Russell Johnson

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959) $250 /episode

1 Bob Denver enjoyed going sailing in real life. But for obvious reasons he dreaded it when he had to rent a boat. People would often say the same jokes to him every time he did. Like oh three hour tour huh?.
2 He was known to be a very shy and private person.
3 Worked with Exotic animal trainer's Ralph Helfer's African Lion Zamba twice from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959) and Gilligan's Island (1964).
4 Bob Devner passed away on September 2, 2005, four months away from what would have been his 71st birthday on January 9, 2006.
5 Had played the same character (Gilligan) on seven different series: Gilligan's Island (1964), The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974), Gilligan's Planet (1982), The New Gidget (1986), ALF (1986), Baywatch (1989) and Meego (1997).
6 Guest-starred on the final episode of the situation comedy Make Room for Daddy (1953).
7 Denver, Colorado, was named in honor of his great-great grandfather James William Denver (1817-1892), who was the territorial governor of Kansas.
8 On Friday, October 15, 1976, while preparing to appear in a stage production of Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Sam" at the Tidewater Dinner Theatre in Norfolk, Virginia, was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant, refusal to submit to a breath and blood alcohol tests, and driving without an operator's license.
9 Denver's son, Patrick Denver played Young Gilligan in one of the episodes of Gilligan's Island (1964) during a dream sequence.
10 Discovered acting while studying law at Loyola University in Los Angeles, California in the 1950s.
11 Replaced Woody Allen as the protagonist in Allen's play "Play It Again, Sam" on Broadway in 1970.
12 Playing beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the comedy series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), Denver's most enduring line from that series was his freaked-out exclamation "Work!?" whenever anyone mentioned the word within hearing distance.
13 The Gilligan/Skipper slapstick exchange were modeled after the comedy duo/icons of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
14 After surviving quadruple bypass surgery in early 2005, he was diagnosed with cancer only a few months before his death on September 2. Treated at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital, he died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
15 The first name of his character Gilligan, which was never mentioned on the series, was Willy. It was mentioned in the original pilot, but because three of the parts were recast, it was never shown until the 90s.
16 On Tuesday, September 6, 2005, Bob's friend from the comedy series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), former actress-turned-California State Senator Sheila James Kuehl, who played boy-crazy Zelda Gilroy on the series, was granted her request that the Senate adjourn in Denver's memory.
17 Made his film debut in a small role in A Private's Affair (1959) starring Sal Mineo just prior to finding television fame.
18 Raised in Brownwood, Texas where he graduated from high school. The family eventually moved to California.
19 Studying at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles where he received a degree in political science, he switched from a possible law career to acting and made his West Coast stage debut in a late 1950s production of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial".
20 Bob Denver's date of birth on Wednesday, January 9, 1935, was just a day after Elvis Presley's date of birth, on Tuesday, January 8, 1935.
21 Denver often went out of his way to help his fellow cast members on Gilligan's Island (1964). This is included trying to give Dawn Wells an equal share of publicity as Tina Louise and demanding that she and Russell Johnson be given an equal credit in the series' title sequence.
22 Father of Patrick Denver, Megan Denver, Emily Denver and Colin Denver. Grandfather of Elana Denver.
23 In real life, he is diametrically opposite of the well-known inept and goofy characters he has portrayed on television. He is an enormously talented, introverted, and well-read man who loves children, especially his own.
24 Had a son, Colin, with Dreama - had 3 other children from previous marriages.
25 Denver suffered a broken neck in 1956, which prevented him from getting inducted in the United States Army.
26 Used to work for the United States Postal Service as a postman, and as a high school teacher.
27 His future co-star on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), Dwayne Hickman, was a classmate at Loyola-Marymount.
28 Attended and graduated from Loyola University in Los Angeles, California (now Loyola Marymount University) in 1957.

1 [on Gilligan's Island (1964)] It's silly, yes, but children laugh and adults can if they want to. It's aimed at the vast everybody.
2 [on his late Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Alan Hale Jr.] He was a big, lovable man who made everybody feel good. He had a great time with his life.
3 [on his character Gilligan] People thank me for giving them a break from life.

1 Frequently wore the white sailor's hat that he used as Gilligan
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