Michael Greer Net Worth
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The main source of income: Authors
Total Net Worth at the moment 2019 year – is about $47,4 Million.
Michael Greer information Birth date: 1938-04-20 Death date: 2002-09-14 Birth place: Galesburg, Illinois Profession:Editor, Editorial Department, Sound Department
:How tall is Michael Greer – 1,65m.
How much weight is Michael Greer – 54kg
Biography,Early lifeGreer was born James Robert Jimmie Malley in Galesburg, Illinois to parents Charles and Elizabeth Betty (Koetter) Malley. Although his birth date has been given as April 20, 1943, his birth year was probably 1938, based on 1940 U.S. census records listing a 2-year-old Jimmie Malley and obituaries stating Greers age as 64 when he died in 2002. He grew up in Galesburg, residing first with his parents and later with his aunt and uncle, and had two sisters and two half-brothers. Greer later said that his parents had divorced and each had married three times, and described his childhood as unhappy. He began performing at a young age, singing during intermissions at the local movie theater.Greer left Galesburg in the mid-1950s. Despite being underage at 16, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served three years in Japan and Korea. While in the service he formed a pop vocal group that performed in the style of The Four Aces. After finishing his service, he moved to Boston and then to New York City in the early 1960s, where he worked as a furniture salesman while competing in talent night contests against other aspiring entertainers, including Tiny Tim and Barbra Streisand. Greer later worked as a floor captain at Arthur, the NYC discotheque opened by Sybil Burton, where he met celebrities such as Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, and Jacqueline Kennedy. He disliked his birth name, and in the mid-1960s he legally changed his name to Michael Greer, choosing Michael because he liked the name and Greer after the actress Jane Greer.CareerComedy and cabaretIn the fall of 1965, Greer relocated to Los Angeles, where he formed a comedy troupe called Jack and the Giants with Roy Gaynor and then-unknown Jim Bailey. While playing the Redwood Room club in L.A., the act was discovered and popularized by Judy Garland, leading to a 16-month engagement, after which the group broke up. Greer, who was by that time openly gay, continued to perform solo at San Francisco clubs such as The Fantasy and The Purple Onion. Greers act included music, comedy and female impersonations of actresses such as Bette Davis and Tallulah Bankhead. Greer also developed a signature routine that he performed, with variations, for the rest of his career, in which he appeared as the Mona Lisa, speaking through a large picture frame held on his lap and making art-related jokes.Due to Greers difficulties obtaining film roles after the early 1970s, he concentrated on his cabaret act for most of his career, touring and playing clubs nationwide. He was a frequent and popular performer on the gay nightclub circuit for three decades. Greer was a featured performer on the All-Gay Cruise, an ocean cruise for 300 gay men and lesbians documented by Cliff Jahr in a highly controversial 1975 New York Times travel feature, in which Jahr referred to Greer as the gay worlds Jonathan Winters and likened him to George Burns at a Friars Roast. Greers impersonation of Bette Davis was so perfect that, when she became unavailable, Greer was called upon to dub some of her lines in the TV miniseries The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978) and again in Wicked Stepmother (1989), her last film.Two recordings of Greers comedy routines were released: Tallulah in Heaven (1972, RipRap Records), an LP featuring his Tallulah Bankhead impersonation, and Dont Mess With Mona (2005, Gatorlegs Records), a posthumously released recording of a 1979 performance of his Mona Lisa routine.In addition to writing his own material, Greer also wrote comedy material for several well-known performers, including Phyllis Diller, Debbie Reynolds, Rip Taylor, and Larry Storch.StageIn 1968, Sal Mineo saw Greers comic nightclub act in San Francisco and cast him as Queenie, a gay prison inmate and drag queen, in Mineos 1969 Los Angeles production of the John Herbert play Fortune and Mens Eyes. Greer played Queenie in both the Los Angeles and subsequent New York stage productions, logging over 400 performances in the role. Greer became close friends with both Mineo and Don Johnson, who was cast in the lead role of Smitty.Greer occasionally appeared in other stage plays over the years. In 1983 he appeared in New York City in an off-off-Broadway revival of Terrence McNallys The Ritz, a farce set in a gay Manhattan bathhouse, starring Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn. He played an old-guard activist professor in a 1998 Santa Monica production of Mark Savages coming-out musical, The Ballad of Little Mikey.With composer Wayne Moore, Greer collaborated on the book for a 1992 musical, Freeway Dreams, about commuters stuck in traffic in Los Angeles. Greer also directed the Los Angeles production which ran for four months, and appeared on the original cast album (released in 1997 on Moores Ducy Lee label) as the voice of the car radio announcer on station KDUL in the Valley.FilmGreer made his feature film debut in 1969 in the hit comedy The Gay Deceivers as Malcolm, the flamboyant gay landlord of two heterosexual young men who pretend to be gay in an attempt to dodge the draft. In an effort to reduce the homophobia of the original script and present a more realistic and positive portrayal of the gay characters, Greer rewrote much of the dialogue and worked with the director. Upon release, the film was protested by gays for propagating stereotypes of gay men as swishy, effeminate draft dodgers. However, the film was progressive for its time in featuring an openly gay actor playing an openly gay character in a happy long-term gay relationship, rather than having gay characters suffer loneliness, anguish or tragedy. Greers performance drew the most audience attention as well as good reviews, causing Greer to receive star billing and be featured in advertising for the film.The following year Greer co-starred (with Don Johnson) as an underground rock musician in MGMs 1970 box office flop The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, for which he also co-wrote and sang the song Water. Greer also appeared in two softcore pornography films, the erotic sci-fi film The Curious Female, in which he played the operator of a computer dating service in the year 2177, and Diamond Stud.In 1971, Greer reprised his stage role as Queenie in MGMs film version of Fortune and Mens Eyes (a film role he had previously turned down). Once again, Greer rewrote most of his lines to better fit his conception of the character. He also composed the song Its Free, which he performed in drag in the film. Despite the filmmakers controversial changes to the original stage play, including exploiting the camp and drag-queen elements portrayed by the Queenie character, Greers performance received positive reviews and has been viewed as a strong statement of gay assertiveness. Greer felt that his film performance of Queenie was the definitive one, and was proud of it.Greer aspired to play a diverse range of movie roles, at one point optioning and writing a screenplay about mass murderer Richard Speck in which he hoped to star. However, his ability to get parts was limited by homophobia and typecasting. Although most media in the late 1960s and early 1970s avoided directly stating that Greer was homosexual (and frequently implied that he was interested in women), he refused to marry a woman or otherwise pretend to be heterosexual for the sake of his acting career, despite his agents advice to do so. His last major film role was Thom, the dark stranger in the 1973 horror film Messiah of Evil (also known as Dead People). Thereafter, his film career was limited to occasional small roles in movies such as Summer School Teachers (1974) (in which he played a heterosexual celebrity with a food fetish) and The Rose (1979) (in which he again played a drag performer).TelevisionDuring the late 1960s and 1970s, Greer appeared on television episodes of Mannix, Ironside, The Streets of San Francisco, Rowan and Martins Laugh-In, and Sunshine. He was a regular performer on the short-lived Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour in 1974. In the 1980s and 1990s, he provided the voice of several television cartoon characters, most notably the corrupt Mayor Oscar Bulloney on the ABC cartoon series Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (1992–1994).Personal lifeGreer was a longtime resident of Los Angeles and an active member of the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. (U.S.A.), which named him a Distinguished Artist in 1996.A heavy smoker, Greer died of lung cancer in Riverside, California on September 14, 2002.
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