84 years old Tommy Sands is an American pop singer and an actor. He started to work in show business when he was a child. Tommy became a teen idol overnight when he made an appearance at Kraft Television Theatre.
This 84-year-old singer is a well-known name in both the music and entertainment industry. As a superstar singer, Tommy is pretty wealthy. It’s believed that Tommy Sand’s net worth is close to $4 million.
Not only Tommy is a popular musician, but also he did some movies including Sing, Boy, Sing, Mardi Gas, Babes in Toyland, None but the Brave, and many more.
If you are curious to know more about this American singer’s life before fame, whom he was dating, and how much he made annually, then keep on reading.
Facts About Tommy Sands
|Celebrated Name||Tommy Sands|
|Real Name/Full Name||Thomas Adrian Sands|
|Birth Date||August 27, 1937,|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||Not disclosed by him|
|Wife/Spouse (Name)||Nancy Sinatra (1960-1965)Sheila Wallace (1974-present)|
|Children||Jessica Sands (45)|
|Profession||American Singer, Actor|
|Net Worth in 2021||$4 million|
Tommy Sands’ Early Life
Born on August 27, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, Tommy was lucky as both of his parents were from the music industry. His father Ben was a pianist by profession and his mother Grace was a singer in the big band. He moved with his family to Louisiana’s Shreveport.
At the age of eight, Tommy started to play the guitar. Luckily he got a job to perform twice weekly at a local radio station within a year. When he just turned teenager, he moved to Houston, Texas, and was admitted to Lamar High School.
Admitting this school brought luck to his fortune. He joined Jimmie Lee Durden and the Junior Cowboys’ band. They began to give personal appearances at parties, performed on both radios and at county fairs.
Tommy Sands’ Personal Life
Tommy Sands’ personal life was filled with ups and downs. This musician married singer Nancy Sinatra in 1960. Their marriage lasted only for five years. This couple filed for divorce in 1965. This couple didn’t have children together.
Tommy’s career started to fall when rumors had risen that Nancy’s father Frank Sinatra “blacklisted” Tommy after their divorce. But both Tommy and Nancy declined this rumor.
In 1974, Tommy again tied the knot with Honolulu’s secretary Sheila Wallace. They do have a daughter together named Jessica Sands (45). She worked in Air Force Reserves and Jessica is now a model plus singer. In July 2000, Jessica was seen in the famous show, Playboy.
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Tommy Sands’ Age, Height, and Weight
Tommy Sands is now 84 years old. As we don’t have his current pictures on the Internet, it’s hard to tell how he is currently looking. Height-wise he is 5 feet 10 inches. But we don’t have information about his weight.
Tommy Sands Net Worth and Salary
As Tommy Stands was a famous pop singer, his net worth is estimated at $4 million. Not only did his released albums get popular and ranked on the Billboards charts, but also he did several films which had brought him worldwide recognition. No wonder, Tommy’s net worth is so high.
Tommy Sands’ Career
Tommy started his career as a guitar performer on a local radio station at the age of 8. He caught the attention of a Dutch musical entrepreneur named Colonel Tom Parker when he was only 15. He signed Tommy for RCA Records.
In January 1957, Tommy became a sensation and instant teen idol overnight for making an appearance on Kraft Television Theatre as “The Singing Idol. He played a part that was close to Elvis Presley. He had a guitar in his hand and with pompadour hair.
“Teen-Age Crush” the song from this show was so hit among everybody especially teenagers, that it ranked number 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number 1 on Cashbox.
In 1960, Tommy’s another track “The Old Oaken Bucket” reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1957, Tommy released “Steady Date with Tommy Sands”, his debut album.
Tommy got an opportunity to sing at the Academy Awards show. In 1957, he did Kraft Television Theatre’s another episode titled Flesh and Blood.
Tommy’s idol-looking appearance allowed him to make a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1958 for a musical drama called Sing, Boy, Sing. He did several movies in his 84 years of lifespan including Mardi Gras, Babes in Toyland, Love in a Goldfish Bowl, The Longest Day, English Pulver, None but the Brave, The Violent Ones, and many more.
After divorcing Nancy Sinatra, the golden doors to Hollywood seemed to shut down for Tommy. In an interview, Tommy stated, “I couldn’t get acting roles, my singing career on TV and in films was over.” He did a movie named The Violent Ones in 1967, where he played a supporting character. Hoping for a change of fate, Tommy moved to Hawaii in 1967.
Tommy Sands opened a nightclub “Tommy Sands Nightclub Tour” in Hawaii and operated it for five years. He then remarried and became a father of a girl.
In 1981, Tommy Sands returned to his motherland, the US, and settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Tommy Sands’ Awards and Achievements
- Tommy Sands hasn’t received or been nominated for any awards.
- He earned his most popularity through Kraft Television Theatre’s episode named The Singing Idol.
- The song Teen-Age Crush peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number 1 on Cashbox. This song turned out a gold record.
- Tommy got the offer to sing at the Academy Awards show.
- He has also gained a good reputation as an actor and did numerous movies.
- His first movie offer was sent by the 20th Century Fox in 1958.
Tommy Sands’ Recent Activities
As Tommy Sands age reached 84, he is now retired from all of the entertainment sectors and reunited with his second wife Sheila Wallace.