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Judy Collins Net Worth

Judy Collins net worth is

$12 Million

Judy Collins Wiki Biography

Born Judith Marjorie Collins on the 1st May 1939 in Seattle, Washington USA, Judy is a singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded in country, pop and rock and roll genres. She has a total of 27 studio albums, which include “In My Life” (1966), “Wildflowers” (1967), and “Judith” (1975) among many others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Judy Collins is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Collins’ net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the music industry. Apart from studio albums, Judy has also released a number of compilation albums, which include “Colors of the Day” (1972), which achieved platinum status, and certainly also increased her wealth.

Judy Collins Net Worth $12 Million

Judy is the eldest child born to a blind singer and disc jockey. She spent her first ten years in Seattle, but then her father started working in Denver, Colorado and the whole family moved there. She began taking lessons in classical piano under Antonia Brico, and soon made her first public appearance, playing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Gradually Judy inclined towards folk and country music, and after hearing the tunes of such renowned musicians as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, she started playing guitar. Judy went to Denver’s East High School, and after matriculation began playing at local bars as a folk artist, which eventually resulted in a recording deal with the Elektra Records.

At only 22 years old, Judy released her debut album, entitled “A Maid of Constant Sorrow” (1961). Following the release of her third album “Judy Collins 3” (1963), her name started becoming more and more popular, and during the ‘60s she released such critically acclaimed albums as “In My Life” (1966), “Wildflowers” (1967), and “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” (1968), all of which achieved gold status, and which increased her net worth to a large degree.

Judy continued to record in the ‘70s, and with albums such as “Whales & Nightingales” (1970), “True Stories and Other Dreams” (1973), “Judith” (1975), and “Hard Times For Lovers” (1979), only cemented her spot on the music scene, and further increased her wealth. Unfortunately her music career began to decline from the start of the ‘80s; although she has released a number of studio albums to the present day, only a few have reached success, such as “Home Again” (1984), which was her last album released in US and last for Elektra Records, then “Amazing Grace” (1985), the first album for the UK record label Telstar. Some of her later albums include “Baby’s Morningtime” (1990), “Shameless” (1994), “Paradise” (2010), and most recently “Silver Skies Blue” (2016).

Judy has also an accomplished actress, and has appeared in such films as “A Town Has Turned to Dust” (1998), and “What a Girl Wants” (2003).

To speak further of her accomplishments, she has authored a number of books, including “Trust Your Heart” (1987) – her debut – then “Amazing Grace” (1991), “Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength“ (2003), and “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music” (2011), the sales of which also added to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Judy has been married to Louis Nelson since 1996. Previously, she was married to Peter A. Taylor, from 1958 until 1965; the couple had one son, who committed suicide at 33 years old.

Judy had several health problems since the early age; when she was 11, she suffered from polio, and then in the ‘70s she was suffering from bulimia, fortunately she managed to recover completely, although she now speaks of her rehabilitation from an addiction to alcohol.

She is an activist, and has supported numerous organizations and movements, such as Yippie movement, UNICEF organization, and is an activist for suicide prevention, among many other activities.

# Trademark
1 Her soprano vocals
# Quote
1 I have always been grateful that I did not fall in love with Leonard (Cohen) in the way that I fell in love with his songs. I could have, certainly.
2 The hippies and the young followers of the music are the ones who are extending themselves into more understanding, because they understand that personal isolation is not the answer and that it’s life that is groovy, not killing and war and hypocrisy and the double standard. And acid is important to all this.
3 There’s so much more understanding than there was a generation ago in this country. The be-in here was just overwhelming; a completely beautiful open experience, so friendly and so warm. At Monterey, the cops all had flowers on their motorcycles, and the police chief was so pleased with everything that he wore a wig to work Monday morning. There’s just no other answer than to love and to get together and to be open. There’s just no other choice, and part of this is being reflected in the music.
# Fact
1 Upper West Side of New York City and Connecticut [September 2010]
2 Collins is generally credited with discovering poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, having been the very first artist to record his “Suzanne” and “Dress Rehearsal Rag” for her album “In My Life” (1966).
3 Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the “Chicago Eight” featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
4 Her favorite songs are “Blackbird” by The Beatles, “Thin Line Between Love And Hate” by The Pretenders, “Drops Of Jupiter” by Train, “Desperado” by Eagles, “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress” by Jimmy Webb, “Time Is On My Side” by The Rolling Stones, “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell, “Just Like A Woman” by Bob Dylan, “That Song About The Midway” by Joni Mitchell and “Your Song” by Elton John. (Source: BBC Radio 2 “Tracks of My Years”).
5 She likes to work out and read.
6 Aunt of Kalen Keach.
7 Ex-sister-in-law of James Keach.
8 Sister of Holly Collins.
9 She is the subject of the famous song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, written by Stephen Stills and performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
10 Her only child and son, Clark Taylor, committed suicide in 1992.


Title Year Status Character
Drawing Home 2017 performer: “Stars in my Eyes Theme from Drawing Home”
Supernatural 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
And So It Goes 2014 performer: “Both Sides Now”
Mad Men 2013 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Decoding Annie Parker 2013 performer: “Dark Eyes”
Girls TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013
Out of the Clear Blue Sky 2012 Documentary performer: “America the Beautiful”
Wretches & Jabberers 2011 Documentary performer: “Birdsong”
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series performer – 1 episode
White Lightnin’ 2009 “Amazing Grace” / performer: “Amazing Grace”
Boscos endins – Making of 2007 TV Movie documentary performer: “Send In the Clowns”
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: “Send In The Clowns”
Swimming Upstream 2002 “Trust Your Heart” / writer: “Trust Your Heart”
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land 2002 TV Movie performer: “Amazing Grace”, “Send In The Clowns”
A Walk on the Moon 1999 performer: “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” 1966
Ruby 1992 performer: “AMAZING GRACE”
Tribute to Harry Chapin 1991 TV Special documentary performer: “Cats in the Cradle”
The Wonder Years 1988-1991 TV Series performer – 6 episodes
Denial 1990 performer: “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”
The Golden Girls 1988 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Wind in the Willows 1987 TV Movie performer: “Wind in the Willows”
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Hail 1972 performer: “Amazing Grace”
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Changes 1969 performer: “Both Sides Now”
The Subject Was Roses 1968 performer: “Albatross”, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” / writer: “Albatross”
John Davidson at Notre Dame 1967 TV Movie performer: “What the World Needs Now is Love”, “Both Sides Now”


Title Year Status Character
Girls 2013 TV Series Judy Collins
What a Girl Wants 2003 Dancer
A Town Has Turned to Dust 1998 TV Movie Ree
Christy 1994-1995 TV Series Hattie McCabe
Junior 1994 Naomi
Baby’s Bedtime 1989 Video short Singer (voice)
Tucker’s Luck 1985 TV Series Receptionist
Sesame Street 1975 TV Series The Sad Princess
El reprimido 1974 Modelo (uncredited)
Busco tonta para fin de semana 1973 Marlene
Fat Brothers of Trinity 1973 Liz
La liga no es cosa de hombres 1972 Ana
The Doctors 1963 TV Series Judith Howard (early 1980s)


Title Year Status Character
The Magic 7 2009 TV Movie

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf 1983 TV Movie original songs


Title Year Status Character
Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman 1974 Documentary producer


Title Year Status Character
Cry for Help 2009 TV Movie documentary funding


Title Year Status Character
Beer and Board Games 2013 TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode
Bound for Glory 1976 thanks


Title Year Status Character
Tavis Smiley 2010-2015 TV Series Herself
The Resurrection of Victor Jara 2015 Documentary Herself
Danny Says 2015 Documentary
Blue Gold: American Jeans 2014 Documentary Herself
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman 2013 Documentary Herself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation 2012 Documentary Herself
Judy Collins Live at the Metropolitan Museum in New York 2012 TV Movie Herself
RocKwiz 2012 TV Series Herself
Radio Unnameable 2012 Documentary
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival 2012 Documentary
Anderson Live 2011 TV Series Herself
The Magic 7 2009 TV Movie Herself
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2009 Documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
Folk America 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
A Tribute to the Teachers of America 2007 TV Movie Herself
The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin’ Fun 2006 Video documentary
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Ballad of Greenwich Village 2005 Documentary Herself
Snurre Snups søndagsklub 2005 TV Series Herself – Performer
Pop Legends Live: Judy Collins – An American Girl in Concert 2005 Video Herself
Now 2004 TV Series documentary
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2003 TV Special Herself
Lighting Up Fifth 2003 TV Movie Herself
Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival 2003 Video Herself
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land 2002 TV Movie Herself – Host / Performer
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day 2000 Video documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 1998 TV Series Herself – Guest
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1998 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Bill Clinton: Rock & Roll President 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
New Passages 1996 TV Movie Herself
Earl Robinson: Ballad of an American 1994 Documentary Narrator
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 TV Special Herself
Tribute to Harry Chapin 1991 TV Special documentary Herself
From the Heart… The First International Very Special Arts Festival 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary… The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Omnibus 1988 TV Series documentary Herself
Hour Magazine 1988 TV Series Herself
Sesame Street 1975-1987 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 1987 TV Series Herself
Yearbook: Class of 1967 1985 TV Special Herself
Cap d’any a TV3 1984 TV Movie Herself
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin’ 1984 Documentary
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’ 1983 Documentary Herself – Host of Final Performance
The Val Doonican Music Show 1982 TV Series Herself
Champs-Elysées 1982 TV Series Herself
The All-Time American Songbook 1982 TV Movie Herself – Singer
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself
The Alan Thicke Show 1980 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1976-1980 TV Series Herself – Musical guest / Herself
The Crystal Gayle Special 1979 TV Movie Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Herself – Vocalist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969-1979 TV Series Herself / Herself – Musical Guest / Herself – Guest
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series Herself – Special Guest Star
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Herself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Herself – Singer
Top of the Pops 1970 TV Series
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Herself
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
John Davidson at Notre Dame 1967 TV Movie Herself
Festival 1967 Documentary Herself
The Ken Dodd Show 1966 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1966 TV Series Herself
A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Herself
Hootenanny 1963 TV Series Herself
Tonight in Person 1963 TV Series Herself – Performer

Archive Footage

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Features Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)

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