Bobbie Gentry Net Worth is$8 Million
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Profession: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Date of Birth: Jul 27, 1944
Nicknames: Bobby Gentry, Roberta Lee Streeter, Gentry, Bobbie
Country: United States of America
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Bobbie Gentry is a singer/songwriter with the net worth of $8 million. Bobbie Gentry has earned her net worth through her many hit singles such as "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Hushabye Mountain," "He Made a Woman out of me," and the most popular of her singles, "Ode to Billy Joe." Gentry has also made many albums such as "Tobacco Road," "All I Have to do is Dream," "Bobbie Gentry's Greatest Hits" and many more. Her single "Ode to Billy Joe" was a smashing success worldwide with and was rated as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2001. In 1967 Gentry won three Grammy Awards including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. She was also awarded a gold record certificate for her album (along with Glen Campbell) "Bobby Gentry and Glen Campbell." At her nightclub revue in Las Vegas, Gentry handled everything aspect of it, from Choreography to performing, as well as the writing and musical arrangement. She has also had many television appearances and hosted the CBS variety show, "The Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour." Her last television appearances were in 1978 on Johnny Carson's the Tonight Show and on the All-Star Salute to Mother's Day. Bobbie Gentry was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi in 1944. Her birth name is Roberta Lee Streeter and has an older brother named Robert Streeter Jr. She wrote her very first song when she was only seven years old entitled "My Dog Sergeant is a Good Dog." She attended Palm Valley School and after moving to Los Angeles, attended U.C.L.A. as a philosophy major, but later transferred to the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. She married Bill Harrah in 1969 but divorced only a few weeks later. She then married Jim Stafford (singer and comedian) in 1975 and divorced a few years later. They share a son, Tyler. She later married for a third time.
Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American former singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.
Gentry shot to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967. The track was fourth in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967 and earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. Gentry charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After her first albums, she had a successful run of variety shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She lost interest in performing in the late 1970s and has since lived privately in Los Angeles.
Gentry was born Roberta Streeter and is of English and Portuguese ancestry.[citation needed] She was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, to Robert and Ruby (Bullington) Streeter. She has an older brother, Robert Streeter, Jr. Her parents divorced shortly after her birth, and her mother moved to California. She was raised on her grandparents' farm in Chickasaw County. Her grandmother traded one of the family's milk cows for a neighbor's piano, and seven-year-old Bobbie composed her first song, "My Dog Sergeant Is a Good Dog". She attended school in Greenwood, Mississippi, and began teaching herself to play the guitar, bass, banjo, and vibes.
At 13, she moved to Arcadia, California, to live with her mother. Gentry graduated from Palm Valley School in 1960. She chose her stage name from the 1952 film Ruby Gentry about a heroine born into poverty but determined to make a success of her life and began performing at local country clubs. Encouraged by Bob Hope, she performed in a revue at Les Folies Bergeres nightclub of L

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