Natalie Schafer - Famous Actor

Natalie Schafer Net Worth


Natalie Schafer had a net worth of $10 million at the time of her death. The famous American actress is best known for starring as Eunice ‘Lovey’ Wentworth Howell on the CBS television series Gilligan’s Island and for making wise real estate investments that made her a multi-millionaire.

Key facts:

  • Natalie Schafer was an accomplished American actress, with almost 100 acting credits to her name.
  • Schafer is most famous for her role as Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell in the popular CBS television series, Gilligan's Island.
  • She starred in a number of successful films, including The Body Disappears, Take Care of My Little Girl and Anastasia.
  • Natalie Schafer invested much of her television income in real estate, which made her a multi-millionaire in her lifetime.
  • Schafer was a generous philanthropist, bequeathing several million dollars to the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New York. A wing in the home was named in her honor.

Basic Information About Natalie Schafer

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1900-11-05
Place of birthRed Bank
Date of death1991-04-10 (aged 90)
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLouis Calhern - (20 AprilΒ 1933 - 1942)Β (divorced)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Natalie Schafer roles

Movie / Series Role
The Day of the LocustAudrey
CHiPsMrs. Birdwing 1 episode, 1983
The Beverly HillbilliesMadame Renee 1 episode, 1964
The Brady BunchPenelope Fletcher 1 episode, 1974
MannixBunny Mason 1 episode, 1972
Matt HoustonVonda Moran 1 episode, 1983
Love, American StyleHarriet (segment "Love and the Man of the Year") 1 episode, 1973
The Love BoatWriter
The Love BoatMrs. Hartnett 2 episodes, 1979
Simon & SimonSophie Chaflin 1 episode, 1983
Crazy Like a Fox1 episode, 1985
Route 66Emily Bridenbaugh 1 episode, 1962
Trapper John, M.D.Abigail Collins / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Three's CompanyImpatient Woman 1 episode, 1978
Mayberry R.F.D.Mrs. Willoughby 1 episode, 1970

Natalie Schafer's Quotes

  • [working with Joan Crawford on Female on the Beach (1955)] Now, Female was another story. By this time I presumed Joan and I were friends, at least colleagues, so I made a point of stopping by her trailer for cocktails and such. Now the leading man on this film was Jeff Chandler, a terribly nice young man, very good-looking, and he and Joan were in the middle of a very steamy affair. I remember Joan staying on after filming and Jeff remained as well. We were about halfway through the film when Joan invited me to her house for a small dinner party and I really had made very definite plans and had to decline. Well, she seemed alright with it, until the next morning I arrived on the set only to find my trailer had been physically moved almost to the parking lot of Universal. You learn not to say 'no' to Miss Joan Crawford unless you wish to suffer the consequences.
  • [on Joan Crawford] Joan was a very driven woman and very insecure. While we were working at MGM [Reunion in France (1942)] she was all about being a team and working for the good of the picture. I think she knew it was all coming to an end there, but she never commented on it to me.

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Interesting Facts about Natalie Schafer

  1. Schafer had said she initially did the pilot to Gilligan's Island (1964), for the free trip to Hawaii. Afterwards, Schafer was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on holiday when she got a telegram from the States. She read it and burst into tears. Everyone had thought Schafer's mother (who was ill at the time) had died, and offered their condolences, but Schafer had said no she didn't die, the reason she was crying was because the pilot for "Gilligan's Island" sold, and she had to stay in Los Angeles, and could not move back to New York City.
  2. Was engaged to comedic character actor Charles Butterworth in 1946 at the time of his tragic death in a single automobile crash.
  3. Underwent a double mastectomy.
  4. Had played the same character (Mrs. Lovey Howell) on three different series: Gilligan's Island (1964), The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974) and Gilligan's Planet (1982).
  5. Her parents, Jennie Elizabeth (Tim) and Charles Emanual Schafer, were both from Jewish families (from Germany and England).
  6. Although her contract included clauses forbidding certain close -ups and physical movements due to her age, she insisted that her obituary disclose her real age. She said she wanted people to say "she was HOW old?!.
  7. Was actually a little over twelve years older than her co-star, Jim Backus when she played his wife Lovey Howell.
  8. Was the first woman cast member of Gilligan's island to pass away.

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