John Gavin Net Worth
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The main source of income: Actors
Total Net Worth at the moment 2022 year – is about $2 Million.
John Gavin information Birth date: April 8, 1931 Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States Profession:Politician, Actor, Businessperson Education:Stanford University Nationality:United States of America Spouse:Constance Towers (m. 1974), Cicely Evans (m. 1957–1965) Children:Cristina Gavin, Maria Gavin Parents:Delia Diana Pablos, Herald Ray Golenor
:How tall is John Gavin – 1,74m.
How much weight is John Gavin – 56kg
John Gavin is an American film actor and a former United States Ambassador to Mexico. Gavin is of Mexican and Irish descent, and is fluent in Spanish. Gavin currently resides in Faithlegg, County Waterford, Ireland.
Biography,Early lifeBorn John Anthony Golenor, Gavin is of Mexican and Irish descent, and is fluent in Spanish. His father, Herald Ray Golenor, was of Irish origin, and his ancestors were early landowners in California when it was still under Spanish rule. Gavins mother (Delia Diana Pablos) hailed from the historically influential Pablos family of Sonora, Mexico.After attending St. Johns Military Academy (Los Angeles) and Villanova Prep (Ojai, California), both Catholic schools, he earned a B.A. from Stanford University, where he did senior honors work in Latin American economic history and was a member of Stanfords Naval ROTC unit. He graduated with a degree in economics and Latin American affairs. I never did any acting in school, never had any curiosity about college plays, he later said. My entire thought moved in quite another direction.Military serviceDuring the Korean War Gavin was commissioned in the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Princeton offshore Korea where he served as an air intelligence officer from 1951 until the end of the war in 1953. Due to Gavins fluency in both Spanish and Portuguese he was assigned as Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Milton E. Miles until he completed his four-year tour of duty in 1955.He received an award due to his work in the Honduras floods of 1954.Gavin later said in a 1960 interview:Some people have inferred from what I said in the past Im a rich boy, which Im not, and that Im doing this for a lark… Apparently youre either born in abject poverty and rise above it or else youre enormously wealthy. The fact that I went to a nice prep school and Stanford University has something to do with it… I went on a scholarship. I have been on my own ever since I got commissioned in the Navy. I never came into an estate or anything like that.Entry into actingFollowing his naval service Gavin offered himself as a technical adviser to family friend Bryan Foy who was making a movie about the Princeton. Instead Foy arranged a screen test with Universal. Gavin originally turned down the offer – he had never acted in college – but his father urged him to try it. The test was successful and Gavin signed with the studio.They offered me so much money I couldnt resist, he said later.Universal StudiosUniversal Pictures groomed Gavin as a virile, strapping, handsome leading man in the mold of Rock Hudson. They gave him roles in the films Behind the High Wall, Four Girls in Town and Quantez. He was meant to star in The Female Animal but was too busy on other projects and was replaced by George Nader.Gavin later remembered, When I started out in front of the cameras I was green – raw, scared and just plain awful.Stardom: A Time to Love and a Time to DieGavins first big break was being given the lead in A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) from the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. This drew comparisons with the casting of the similarly-inexperienced Lew Ayres in Universals film version of All Quiet on the Western Front (1931).I felt that, after extensive tests, that he could be just right because of his lack of experience, said director Douglas Sirk. He was fresh, young, good looking, not pretty though, earnest – and had this little dilettante quality I figured would be quite the thing for the lead in this picture.I think we have a good man, said Remarque of Gavins casting. Universal executive Al Daff called Gavin the greatest prospect Ive seen in years.It changed my entire life, said Gavin, who then went on to add: If I should have the good fortune to become a star, I certainly dont intend to become a star twenty-four hours a day.Universal was so excited about Gavin, they sent a copy of his screen test to critics in advance of the movies release. Hedda Hopper saw a preview and predicted that Gavin will take the public by storm and so will the picture. He was dubbed Universals new white hope. Publicity consistently drew comparisons with Lew Ayres.The film was not a big success when it was released, although Gavin was praised by Jean-Luc Godard in an article in Cahiers du cinema. For a comparative newcomer he does remarkably well, wrote the Chicago Daily Tribune. The New York Times called him a good-looking, dull young man whose speech, attitude and dull delivery betray the tyro [first-time actor] from Hollywood. The Los Angeles Times said he gave a sensible, likeable performance. Never once is one convinced that Gavin is anything other than a nice looking American lad just out of college, wrote the Washington Post. One can hardly call Gavins a performance.A series of classic filmsBefore A Time to Love and a Time to Die had been released, Gavin had already been cast by Douglas Sirk in another important role – supporting Lana Turner in Imitation of Life (1959). Unlike A Time to Love and a Time to Die, this was a spectacular success at the box office, and Gavin was voted most promising male newcomer for his performance in the film by the Motion Picture Exhibitor.Universal then used him in the epic Spartacus (1960) directed by Stanley Kubrick in a key supporting role as Julius Caesar. He was then cast in the classic thriller Psycho (1960) for director Alfred Hitchcock. Gavin later claimed he was terribly disturbed by the sex and violence in Psycho and felt I think Hitch really got frosted with me. Both movies were spectacularly successful critically and commercially.In the words of one writer, the success of Imitation of Life meant Gavin was invariably cast as a staunch fellow of good will who looked handsome but was permitted little action opposite… [his] leading ladies. He co-starred against Doris Day in the 1960 thriller Midnight Lace, Sophia Loren in the comedic A Breath of Scandal (which Gavin later called a turkey), Susan Hayward in the melodrama Back Street and with Sandra Dee in Romanoff and Juliet and Tammy Tell Me True. Most of these film were produced by Ross Hunter. Gavin also appeared periodically on TV during this time in various anthology series, he was directed by a young William Friedkin in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.Gavin later claimed that he lacked training support from Universal during his early days there:When I walked through the gate, Universal quit building actors. All of a sudden I was doing leading roles. I knew I was a tyro but they told me to shut up and act. Some of those early roles were unactable. Even Laurence Olivier couldnt have done anything with them. The dialog ran to cardboard passages such as I love you. You can rely on me darling. Ill wait. It was all I could do to keep from adding, with egg on my face… So I psyched myself negative… There was no studio system to let me work my way up through small roles. When I got up on my hind legs, no one would believe it.He admitted in a 1960 interview that at one stage he even considered quitting acting to take up law:I decided to stay after I became aware of what I was doing. I dont want to be mediocre and Im conceited enough to think I can be good in this business. But I really hope its nothing as silly as conceit that makes me say that.He added that he wished people would stop comparing him to Rock Hudson because I cant but help come off second best.FreelanceGavin left Universal in 1962 to freelance. He signed to make several movies in Europe including The Assassins, The Challenge and Night Call. However he pulled out of The Assassins (which became Assassins of Rome (1965)), Night Call was never made and The Challenge kept getting pushed back and was eventually never made. In early 1964 Gavin starred in the TV series Destry. He was quoted during filming:When I came to Universal, they were making 40 pictures a year. I walked through the gate, was given a contract, and immediately the number of pictures [films] dropped to eight or nine a year. Im not complaining because I was given good roles… roles with scope and breadth. But I wish I could have been put in 40 or 50 roles before making my first picture, do you know what I mean? Doing a series now is like putting the cart before the horse. Im glad to be doing Destry now though because of the experience. My gosh, Ive shot more film in the last five weeks than I have in my entire life.The series was not a ratings success and was soon cancelled.
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