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Francis Newton Gifford was born on the 16th August 1930, in Santa Monica, California USA, and died on the 9th August 2015. He is best known to the world as a former NFL player, and sports commentator after his retirement from football. His professional football career lasted from 1952 to 1964, but his complete retirement from the media was in 1988.

Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Gifford was before he died? According to sources, it is estimated that Frank Gifford’s total net worth was $18 million, an amount earned both through his successful football career, and as a sports commentator who earned numerous prestigious awards, such as Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award and Grammy Award for the Outstanding Sports Personality.

Frank Gifford Net Worth $18 Million

Frank spent his childhood days constantly on the move, as it is reported that he and his family lived in 29 different places before Frank even started high school. This was all due to the poverty they were living in, and inability for his father to find a job. However, Frank eventually graduated from “Bakersfield High School”, following which he spent a year at the community college where his football skills first came to light, such that he earned a full athletic scholarship and was named to the Junior College All-American team; he enrolled the University of Southern California.

Following graduation from the USC in 1952, he entered the NFL Draft, and was selected in the first round, as the 11th pick, by the New York Giants., with whom he played for his entire career that lasted for 12 years. Over those years he carved his name into the history of the NFL, by winning the NFL Championship in 1956 with the team in the match against the Chicago Bears, and in addition he was named the Most Valuable Player of the league that year. With his rising career, his fame became nationwide, which affected his net worth, as it also rose with his popularity.

Further during his career, he made eight Pro Bowl appearances and he was a contestant for five Championship titles, but did not manage to increase the number of the titles. In a game, in the 1960 season, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Gifford was tackled by Chuck Bednarik, and suffered the severe head injury which kept him sidelined for the entire 1961 season. However, he returned in 1962, and played until 1964, when he eventually retired. To conclude his career as a football player, Gifford was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

After his retirement, he entered the TV world, as he became a sports commentator, which also benefited his net worth. He started working on for CBS, however, he transferred his talents to the ABC in 1971, when he began hosting the shows “Monday Night Football” and “Wide World Sports”. His career as a commentator was as well a successful one, as he has earned an Emmy Award in 1977.

Adding to his career on TV and net worth, he appeared in a number of acting roles, mostly as a guest star in the NBC`s television series “Hazel”, in the ABC`s sitcom “The San Pedro Beach Bums” and in the TV series “Coach”, in an episode entitle “The Day I Met Frank Gifford”.

Regarding his personal life, Gifford married three times; his first marriage was to Maxine Avis Ewart(1952-76), his college sweetheart, with whom he has three children. His second marriage was to Astrid Lindley, from 1978 to 1986, and his last marriage was to Kathie Lee, a television presenter, with whom he had two children. They married in 1986.

Gifford left the world in his 84th year, as he died in his home in Greenwich from natural causes.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Psych 2009 TV Series Frank Gifford - Color Commentator
Spin City 1997 TV Series Frank Gifford
Coach 1995-1996 TV Series Frank Gifford
Jerry Maguire 1996 Frank Gifford
Kathie Lee's Rock n' Tots Cafe: A Christmas 'Giff' 1995 Video short The Giff (voice)
ABC Monday Night Football 1993 Video Game voice
Life Goes On 1989 TV Series Frank Gifford
Webster 1984 TV Series Frank Gifford
1984 Summer Olympics Highlights 1984 Video Narrator (voice)
The Reporter 1964 TV Series Cameo appearance
Turnpike Cop 1960
Up Periscope 1959 Ensign Cy Mount
Darby's Rangers 1958 Squad Member (uncredited)
Sign of the Pagan 1954 Bit Role (uncredited)
Walking My Baby Back Home 1953 College Student
The All American 1953 Stan Pomeroy
Bonzo Goes to College 1952 Football Player (uncredited)
Sally and Saint Anne 1952 McCarthy's Son (uncredited)
The Unknown Man 1951 Law Student at Commencement (uncredited)
That's My Boy 1951 Junior Jackson - Football Sequences (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The All American 1953 technical director
That's My Boy 1951 football-kicking double: Jerry Lewis - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viva Knievel! 1977 Himself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Special
Donahue 1976 TV Series Himself
Two-Minute Warning 1976 Himself
The Six Million Dollar Man 1976 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1976 TV Series Himself - Sportscaster
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Special
The Way It Was 1975 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle 1975 TV Movie Himself - Ringside Commentator
Funny Girl to Funny Lady 1975 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 Himself - Announcer
1971 NFL Pro Bowl 1971 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
1970 Sun Bowl 1970 TV Movie Himself - Color Commentator
Beat the Clock 1970 TV Series Himself
1970 NFL Pro Bowl 1970 TV Special Himself
Super Bowl IV 1970 TV Special Himself - Announcer
Eyewitness News 1968 TV Series New York Sportscaster (1972-1973)
1968 Sun Bowl 1968 TV Movie Himself - Color Commentator
Paper Lion 1968 Himself
1967 NFL Championship Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
AFL-NFL World Championship Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator, CBS
1966 NFL Championship Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
Password All-Stars 1964-1965 TV Series Himself
1964 NFL Championship Game 1964 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
What's My Line? 1956-1964 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself
The NFL on CBS 1960-1964 TV Series Himself - New York Giants Flanker / Himself - New York Giants Halfback
1963 NFL Championship Game 1963 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Flanker
Hazel 1963 TV Series Himself
1962 NFL Championship Game 1962 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Flanker
Captain Kangaroo 1962 TV Series Himself
1959 NFL Championship Game 1959 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Halfback
1956 NFL Championship Game 1956 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Left Halfback
Touchdown Highlights 1954 Documentary short Himself - New York Giants Football Player
The Timeline 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
A Football Life 2013 TV Series Himself
Glickman 2013 TV Movie documentary
Today 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Himself
Lombardi 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Greatest Game Ever Played 2008 TV Movie Himself - Giants Running Back 1958
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Family Feud 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Toots 2006 Documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 2004 Video documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 1999-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
:03 from Gold 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Picture Perfect: The Stories Behind the Greatest Photos in Sports 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Super Bowl XXXIII 1999 TV Special Himself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship 1998 Video documentary Himself (Giants Halfback)
NFL Monday Night Football 1971-1997 TV Series Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / Himself - Color Commentator / Studio Host
Kathie Lee Gifford: We Need a Little Christmas 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 Documentary Himself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Super Bowl XXIX 1995 TV Movie Himself - Color Commentator
Kathie Lee Gifford... Looking for Christmas 1994 TV Movie Himself
Monday Night Football: 25th Anniversary 1994 Video Himself
The Adventures of Pete & Pete 1993 TV Series Himself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
1992 USF&G Sugar Bowl 1992 TV Movie Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself - Host
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1974-1991 TV Series Himself
Super Bowl XXV 1991 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
1990 USF&G Sugar Bowl 1990 TV Movie Himself - Color Commentator
Monday Night Madness 1989 Video documentary Narrator
Monday Night Madness: The Very Best of Monday Night Football (20th Anniversary) 1989 Video Himself
1989 Sugar Bowl 1989 TV Movie Himself - Color Commentator
Super Bowl XXII 1988 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Guest Appearance
1987 Florida Citrus Bowl 1987 TV Movie Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XIX 1985 TV Special Himself - Announcer
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1982 TV Series Himself - Interviewer
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself
Battle of the Network Stars V 1978 TV Special Himself - Host
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
The San Pedro Beach Bums 1977 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
NFL Films Presents 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself - Pro Football Hall of Famer
Namath 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Corporation 2003 Documentary Himself - Behind Kathie Lee (uncredited)
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fifties 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (in razor ad) (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1983 TV Series Announcer
The Bob Mathias Story 1954 Frank Gifford, Stanford vs. USC game (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Lifetime Achievement Award Sports Emmy Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sports Personality NFL Monday Night Football (1970)
1974 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming NFL Monday Night Football (1970)


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#Fact
1 Passed away exactly 1 week before his 85th birthday.
2 Release of his book, "The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever". [2008]
3 Release of the book, "Giants Among Men: How Robustelli, Huff, Gifford and the Giants Made New York a Football Town and Changed the NFL" by Jack Cavanaugh. [2008]
4 Inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
5 Father, with Maxine Ewart, of Kyle Gifford, Jeff Gifford and Vicky Gifford Kennedy.
6 Covered Alpine Skiing for ABC Sports during the Winter Olympics along with former US Ski Team coach, Bob Beattie.
7 Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975.
8 Ranks 61st on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.2964).
9 Is a member of the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa.
10 Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1995.
11 Suffered a deep concussion in 1960 from a vicious tackle by Chuck Bednarik of the Eagles. Missed the entire 1961 season and came back in 1962.
12 Graduated from Bakersfield (Calif.) High School.
13 Graduated from the University of Southern California.
14 Was a pro football analyst on CBS and joined ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970) in 1971.
15 Modeled Jantzen swimwear along with fellow football-star Paul Hornung in a series of 1950's magazine ads.
16 Briefly considered, in the early 1960s, for the title role in a new series of Tarzan movies; the part eventually was given to another pro-football player - Mike Henry.
17 Two children with Kathie Lee Gifford: Cody Gifford (born in 1990) and Cassidy Gifford (born in 1993).
18 His daughter, Vicky, wed Robert F. Kennedy's son, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy in 1981.
19 Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1977.
20 Played halfback/wide receiver/defensive back for the National Football League's New York Giants (1952-1964).
21 Had an affair with flight attendant Suzen Johnson in 1997; the one-time encounter was allegedly arranged, paid for, and taped by the Globe tabloid.


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