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Neil Sedaka was born on the 13th March 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Russian, Polish, Turkish and Jewish descent, and is a singer and songwriter who has written more than 1000 songs, and created a number of hits especially at the beginning of the 1960s, partly for which he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sedaka was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in the autumn of 2006; he has been active in the entertainment industry since 1957.

How much is the net worth of Neil Sedaka? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $300 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Sedaka’s net worth.

Neil Sedaka Net Worth $300 Million

To begin with, he studied at Abraham Lincoln High School. As a teenager he learned to play the piano, later continued his studies at the Juilliard Conservatory, and worked at a classical music radio station. He first experimented with Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll as well as made the early recordings of the band called The Tokens.

Taking about the professional career, the first success as a composer he had was with the song “Stupid Cupid” (1959), created for Connie Francis which was a big hit in 1959. He was creating songs not only for Connie Francis, but also for Jimmy Clanton and many other artists, then Sedaka signed a contract as a solo artist with RCA Records. The best known Billboard Hot 100 hits from his early career are “Oh! Carol” (1959), “Calendar Girl” (1960), “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (1961) and “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (1962). Between 1960 and 1962, Sedaka had eight Top 40 hits, but he was among the artists in the early 1960s whose career was pushed by the British invasion and other landslides in the music industry. Regardless, his net worth was well established.

In 1973, Sedaka helped ABBA with writing the text for the song “Ring Ring” for the Eurovision Song Contest. He began working with Elton John, who got him to sign a contract with his Rocket Records label. After a decade of steady decline, Sedaka returned to the public eye, and peaked in the charts twice with “Laughter in the Rain” and “Bad Blood” in 1975. Sedaka and Howard Greenfield also wrote “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975) a hit for The Captain and Tennille. In 1976, he recorded a new version of “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, and it reached the pop charts, thus making Sedaka the second artist to reach the Billboard Top 10 twice with two versions of the same song. Sedaka has also composed the popular “Is This The Way to Amarillo”, a song he wrote for Tony Christie. His net worth was continuing a steady rise.

To conclude, all the aforementioned singles and albums have added huge sums to Sedaka’s net worth. It is worth mentioning the fact, that he has recorded a number of albums since, although they were not as successful as those released in 1960s.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer and songwriter, Neil Sedaka married Leba in 1962; they have a daughter Dara, who is a musician and singer, and son Marc, who is a screenwriter.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Così ridevano 1998 performer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", "One Way Ticket" / writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"
Tohuwabohu TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998 writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998
Picture Perfect 1997 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
The Castle 1997 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" 1973
Lewis & Clark & George 1997 writer: "Where The Boys Are" - as N. Sedaka
Boy Chico: Hulihin si Ben Tumbling 1997 performer: "My World Keeps Getting Smaller Every Day" / writer: "My World Keeps Getting Smaller Every Day"
Night Fever 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hotel de Love 1996 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
House Arrest 1996 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
The Craft 1996 writer: "Fallin'"
Married with Children TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie 1995 Video documentary as Neil Sadaka, "Where the Boys Are"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode
Kuolema käy kuusi beessä 1993 writer: "Ehkä suukon antaa saan Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen"
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991-1993 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Lo Kolel Sherut 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bullerfnis 1992 TV Series music - 1 episode
Pyrates 1991 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
The Tall Guy 1989 writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
Designing Women 1989 TV Series 1 episode
The January Man 1989 writer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited
Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space 1989 Video writer: "Big Spender/Jailhouse Rock/Stupid Cupid"
Emu's Wide World 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Better Off Dead... 1985 performer: "Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do" / writer: "Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do"
Where the Boys Are 1984 writer: "Where The Boys Are"
Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1984 performer: "New Orleans"
Emu's World 1983 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
3-2-1 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Prince of the City 1981 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited
Sha Na Na 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 1979 TV Movie performer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" / writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
The Muppet Show 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special writer: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", "Since You've Been Gone"
Happy Days 1977-1978 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Somebody Killed Her Husband 1978 performer: "Love Keeps Getting Stronger Every Day" / writer: "Love Keeps Getting Stronger Every Day"
Sextette 1978 "Love Will Keep Us Together" / writer: "Happy Birthday Twenty One"
Over Easy 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
ABBA: The Movie 1977 Documentary writer: "Ring Ring"
Chatterbox! 1977 writer: "Sad Eyes"
Neil Sedaka Steppin' Out 1976 TV Special performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" / writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
De ondergang van de Onan 1976 TV Movie writer: "Oh Carol" - uncredited
The Sonny and Cher Show TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1976 performer - 1 episode, 1976
ABBA in Australia 1976 TV Movie writer: "Ring Ring"
Dolly 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Super Bowl 1976 TV Movie documentary writer: "Laughter in the Rain"
The Benny Hill Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973-1975 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Spede show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Partridge Family TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973 music - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973 writer - 1 episode, 1970
It Takes a Thief TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1970 music - 1 episode, 1970
Sounds Like Us 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee 1969 TV Movie writer: "I Go Ape"
Playgirl Killer 1967 performer: "The Waterbug"
Rings Around the World 1966 Documentary performer: "The Canvas Sky"
The Monkees 1966 TV Series producer: "When love comes knockin' at your door" / writer: "When love comes knockin' at your door"
Sting of Death 1965 performer: "Do the Jellyfish" / writer: "Do the Jellyfish"
Hollywood a Go Go TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1965 music - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Shindig! TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1964 - 1965 performer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965
Il giovedì 1964 performer: "I tuoi capricci"
I mostri 1963 performer: "I tuoi capricci"
Where the Boys Are 1960 music: "Where the Boys Are", "Turn On the Sunshine"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes? TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Boss 2016 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Vinyl 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadpool 2016 performer: "Calendar Girl" / writer: "Calendar Girl"
Legends of Tomorrow 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Overspel TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Our Brand Is Crisis 2015 writer: "Puppet Man"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series music - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo?"
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Station 76 2014 performer: "Laughter in the Rain" / writer: "Laughter in the Rain"
Noble 2014 performer: "Little Devil" / writer: "Little Devil"
The Dales 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Gila! 2012 TV Movie music: "As Long As I Live" / performer: "As Long As I Live"
Bullet in the Face TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2002-2012 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves IGN Podcast Beyond 2011 Short writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Rock & Chips 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Getaway 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Haven 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Minami Shineyo TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Memòries de la tele 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex and the City 2008 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Får jag lov: Till den sista dansen? 2008 Documentary writer: "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", "Calendar Girl', "Stupid Cupid"
Transsiberian 2008 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Big Love 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 performer: "Calendar Girl" / writer: "Calendar Girl"
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banished 2007 writer: "WHERE THE BOYS ARE"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol 2007 Video Game "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Click 2006 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" 1973
The King of Queens 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hundred and Eighty: The Tour Documentary 2005 Video documentary short writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo"
Veronica Mars 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo 2005 Video short writer: " Is This the Way to Amarillo"
The Simpsons 1998-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena 2004 TV Special documentary writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo"
Starsky & Hutch 2004 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Kelly Key: Ao Vivo 2004 Video writer: "Medley Anos 60: Biquíni de Bolinha Amarelinha / Banho De Lua / Estúpido Cupido"
Arrested Development 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lisbela e o Prisioneiro 2003 writer: "Oh Carol"
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Evil 2003 writer: "Stupid Cupid" - as Sedaka
Perduto amor 2003 performer: "La terza luna"
Malcolm in the Middle 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
OBLS 2003 TV Series documentary writer: "Ring Ring"
Jos sais kerran 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
ABBA: The Definitive Collection 2002 Video writer: "Ring Ring"
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 performer: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" / writer: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do"
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Princess Diaries 2001 writer: "Stupid Cupid"
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Get Over It 2001 writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Stars in Their Eyes 1990-2000 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Black Milk 1999 performer: "One Way Ticket To the Blues"
Tuttu juttu 1993-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
That '70s Show TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 1999 writer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 1999
British Men Behaving Badly 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sweet Nightmare 1998 performer: "Oh Carol"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neil Sedaka: King of Song 2014 TV Movie
Neil Sedaka Says: All You Need Is the Music 1983 TV Movie
Playgirl Killer 1967 Bob
Pro of Contra 1963 TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucas Chronicle 2017 music by filming
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves IGN Podcast Beyond 2011 Short
Comic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo 2005 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 1979 TV Movie title song vocalist

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On 2008 Video executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secrets of New York 2013 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
Smile 1975 acknowledgment: is heard through the courtesy of Polydor International/Rocket Records

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Geraldo at Large 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Good Morning Britain 2014 TV Series Himself
My Music: Doo Wop Discoveries 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Huckabee 2012 TV Series Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Joy of Easy Listening 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The One Show 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2010 TV Series Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Loose Women 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Performer
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989-2009 TV Series Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On 2008 Video Himself
American Idol Rewind 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
The View 2007 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2006 TV Series Himself
Long Island Music Hall of Fame's 1st Induction Awards Gala 2006 TV Movie Himself
The King of Queens 2005 TV Series Himself
Jake in Progress 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 TV Movie Himself
American Idol 2003-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Judge
Elvis: 50 Years in Show Business 2004 Video documentary Himself
God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The Voice 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Neil Sedaka: The Show Must Go On 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Songmakers Collection 2001 Video Himself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Surprise Surprise! 1995 TV Series Himself
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush 1994 TV Series Himself
Whale On 1994 TV Series Himself
Queridos padres 1992 TV Series Himself
Guest Night 1992 TV Series
The Connie Francis Scrapbook 1992 Video short Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Himself
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Himself (1993)
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Des O'Connor Tonight 1990 TV Series Himself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1988 TV Series Himself
Star Search 1984 TV Series Himself - Introducer
Na sowas! 1984 TV Series Himself
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Himself
Live from Her Majesty's 1984 TV Series Himself
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Hour Magazine 1982 TV Series Himself
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll 1981 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1980 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Singer / Songwriter / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1975-1979 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975-1978 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
The People's Command Performance 1978 TV Special Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1977 TV Special Himself
Donny and Marie 1977 TV Series Himself
The Val Doonican Music Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Carol Burnett Show 1977 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Christmas Comedy Special 1976 TV Movie Himself
Neil Sedaka Steppin' Out 1976 TV Special Himself
The Midnight Special 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Mac Davis Special 1975 TV Special Himself
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1975 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1963-1975 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Him
Hey Brian! 1973 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1972 TV Series
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
In Melbourne Tonight 1969 TV Series Himself
Rings Around the World 1966 Documentary Himself
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Singer / Pianist
I've Got a Secret 1965 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
Pão de Açúcar 1964 Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer / Piano Player
Juke Box Jury 1962 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1962 TV Series Himself
The Dick Clark Show 1958-1960 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs 2015 TV Movie Himself
My Yearbook 1960-1963 2015 TV Movie Himself
My Music: 50s & 60s Rock Rewind 2014 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on January 18, 1978 at 1500 Vine Street


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#Fact
1 Release of his book, "Waking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil and Marc Sedaka. [2009]
2 Release of his CD, "The Definitive Collective". [2007]
3 Release of his CD, "Waking Up is Hard to Do". [2009]
4 Release of his CD, "Legendary". [2002]
5 Grandfather of twins Amanda Sedaka and Charlotte Sedaka, and Michael Sedaka.
6 Wrote the song, "Oh Carol", for his girlfriend, Carole King. The song became his first top-10 hit in 1959.
7 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
8 Studied classical piano at the Juilliard School for over a decade.
9 In early 1965, at the height of the Cold War, he was invited to appear in concert in Moscow -- as a classical pianist at the 1966 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, not as a rock-and-roll singer! This same competition was earlier won by Van Cliburn.
10 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
11 Was part of the vocal quartet, called the Linc-Tones, formed by Hank Medress in 1955. When Neil left the group to start his own solo career, the group became known as The Tokens.
12 Cousin of Eydie Gormé and Helene Sedaka.
13 The song "The Diary" was inspired when he first met singer Connie Francis. They had spent all day going over songs to record and became quite bored. When Connie began writing in her diary Neil asked her if he could read it. Connie gave him a firm "no" and thus the inspiration for "The Diary" was born.
14 Close personal friend and music collaborator of Connie Francis.
15 Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1994.
16 Was part of the famous Brill Building stable of writers, which included Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Neil Diamond and Carole King (Sedaka's former girlfriend) (1955)
17 Father of Marc Sedaka and Dara Sedaka

#Quote
1 At first, Howie [Greenfield] and I were writing songs that sounded like Gershwin and Irving Berlin, but after hearing Earth Angel by The Penguins on the jukebox of our local sweet shop, I knew what I wanted to do. We were both turned on at the same time because we thought writing rock'n'roll songs would make us look cool - because I played Bach I was never popular. It took some time to convince Howie - he thought Earth Angel was off-key, but after awhile he came up with the goods.
2 Many of my songs were inspired by other singers' voices. I hear them on the radio and think: you know, I can write for that voice, that style. But I can top it. It's like a designer. I can take different fabrics from different places. ''Love Will Keep Us Together' was a combination of three different singing styles - Al Green, the Beach Boys, and Diana Ross. I loved all these people and I put their singing styles together and wrote that tune.
3 I think that the reason I've been around 58 years, and that I have been writing songs for 60 years, is that the piano is the magnet that draws me. It talks to me and says, 'Neil, how good are you, really? Can you top that last collection?' I try to raise the bar and try something different each time.
4 I remember Pavarotti telling me, 'Oh, Neil, after seventy the voice is going to go.' But I've been lucky. You almost have to learn how to sing all over again. You use your diaphragm more. You have to choose the notes and pace yourself.
5 My songs are an interesting combination of pip and evergreen standards, with a bit of roll and roll and a bit of theatre. I write in a comfortable vocal range, with my voice at the piano. It's no more than an octave and a couple of notes.


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