The famous actor Rory Calhoun was born on August 8, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. He was a very popular Film Actor and Producer. His net worth is estimated to be around $24 Million. However, he has passed away on April 28, 1999.
Before he became an actor, Calhoun had a criminal background. He was sentenced to prison for several years for theft, and spent a few years in an adjustment center. Once released, he started to perform publicly and made money. At one point, he was offered a role on the TV series Climax! but decided against it.
During his career, he made a name for himself in the B Westerns. In the early 1950s, he starred in Four Guns to the Border (1954) and Red Sundown (1956) for Universal, and in the movie Adventure Island (1947) with Rhonda Fleming. Later, he appeared in Powder River (1953) with Corinne Calvet and in The Silver Whip (1953) with Dale Robertson.
Aside from acting, he also wrote several novels. Among his best-selling books are the ones that he wrote with his stepfather, Frank Durgin. During his career, he had been married twice. Firstly, to Lita Baron, and later to Sue Rhodes. With her, he had a daughter.
When he was a young man, Rory worked as a truck driver and a forest burner. After a while, he was discovered by an agent from Alan Ladd. Ladd introduced him to his wife, Sue Carol. Eventually, he got a contract with Vanguard.
After several appearances on television, he started to appear in feature films. He starred in the film Utah Blaine (1957) with Sam Katzman. Afterwards, he had a role in Ride Out for Revge (1958) for Kirk Douglas. And he was part of the cast of the Zane Grey Theatre.
While his early career had been short-lived, Calhoun was able to get a second chance at fame. In 1963, he starred in Gun Hawk, and the following year he was filmed in the RKO film, The Treasure of Pancho Villa. This, along with his conviction, solidified the “bad boy” image that he was known for. As a result, he was asked to play “The Champion” on the show Climax!
After his release, Calhoun continued to work for the company. During this time, he met with actor Hry Willson, who represented him. They decided to concentrate on feature film work.
It was at this time that his conviction history became public. His mugshot was published in Confidential magazine. Throughout his career, he had a reputation as a “bad boy” who was exaggerating his business.
He is credited with bringing in millions of dollars for his acting work. But his true earnings come from the Actors niche. By the end of his life, Rory Calhoun had a total net worth of $24 Million. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 76. Despite his tragic end, he is still remembered for his contributions to the world of entertainment.