James Last Net Worth

James Last Net Worth is
$30 Million

James Last Biography

James Last net value: James Last is a German composer and big band leader who have has a net worthy of of $30 million. He was voted greatest bassist in the united states from 1950 to 1952. Last has sold a lot more than 100 million albums world-wide. His composition “Happy Center” is becoming internationally recognized and provides been documented by Petula Clark and Andy Williams. Last provides helped to create many albums into best-sellers in both UK and Germany. He provides been connected with record labels such as for example General, Polydor, PolyGram, and Eagle Rock. He began playing the piano at a decade old and he signed up for the Buckeburg Armed service Music College of the German Wehrmacht at 14. Last became a member of Hans Gunther Oesterreich’s Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra following the fall of the Nazis. James Last was created in Bremen, Germany in April 1929. Last earned Billboard magazine’s Superstar of the entire year in 1976. He previously 52 strike albums from 1976 to 1986 which produced him second and then Elvis Presley. His most well-known songs in the usa include “Happy Cardiovascular” and “Music From OVER THE Way” documenting by Andy Williams, “Fool” documented by Elvis Presley, and “Video games That Lovers Play” documented by Eddie Fisher.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJames Last
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1929
DiedJune 9, 2015, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
ProfessionRecord producer, Bandleader, Composer, Der einsame Hirte, Biscaya, Orange Blossom Special
SpouseWaltraud Last (m. 1955–1997), Christine Last (m. ?–2015), Der einsame Hirte, Biscaya, Orange Blossom Special
ChildrenRonald Last, Caterina Last, Der einsame Hirte, Biscaya, Orange Blossom Special
ParentsMartha Last, Louis Last, Der einsame Hirte, Biscaya, Orange Blossom Special
SiblingsKai Warner
AwardsEcho Award for Lifetime Achievement Award
MoviesJames Last: Gentleman of Music, James Last: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, James Last & His Orchestra: Beach Party, James Last: Live in London 1978, James Last: Live in Berlin

Interesting Facts

1 As a young man in Germany, he narrowly avoided being drafted for military service during WWII, being too young by 17 days.
2 His record company changed his name to James to make him sound less German when his debut album came out in the UK. He was not consulted about the change, but went along with it.
3 He was a big-band leader, composer, and arranger. He sold millions of records with his trademark "happy music", upbeat versions of pop and classical favorites performed by his orchestra.

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979 Audience Camera Golden Camera, Germany Starparade (1968)



Heute hau'n wir auf die Pauke 1972
Der Kapitän 1971
Unsere Pauker gehen in die Luft 1970
Ein Tag ist schöner als der andere 1969
Wenn süß das Mondlicht auf den Hügeln schläft 1969
Morgens um Sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung 1968
Das Traumschiff 2010-2014 TV Series 2 episodes
Dinosaurier 2009
Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken 2007
Der Landarzt 1999 TV Series 6 episodes
Zwei Münchner in Hamburg 1989-1991 TV Series 25 episodes
Lorentz & Söhne 1988 TV Series
Grenzenloses Himmelblau 1985 TV Movie
Drachenfutter 1985 Documentary short
ZDF Hitparade 1969-1984 TV Series main title composer - 183 episodes
Kreisbrandmeister Felix Martin 1982 TV Series 2 episodes
Der Fuchs von Övelgönne 1981 TV Series 13 episodes
Show-Express 1980 TV Series
Schwarzwaldfahrt aus Liebeskummer 1974

Music Department

Das Traumschiff TV Series composer - 45 episodes, 1992 - 2016 title music - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2009
Der Landarzt 2001-2013 TV Series composer - 150 episodes
Dinosaurier 2009 music arranger
Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken 2007 music arranger / soundtrack producer
Der Fuchs von Övelgönne 1981 TV Series composer - 13 episodes
The Sunday Game 1981 TV Series composer: theme music - 1981-2003, 2008-2014


Trainyard Dogs: Part I 2016 writer: "The Lonely Shepherd"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dinosaurier 2009 performer: "Morgens um sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung" / writer: "Morgens um sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung"
Mary and Max 2009 performer: "That's Life"
Screenwipe 2008 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken 2007 music: "Der kleine Unterschied" - as J. Last
Kill Dill 2005 Short writer: "The Lonely Shepherd"
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 writer: "The Lonely Shepherd"
Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) 2003 performer: "I've got you under my skin"
Kevin & Perry Go Large 2000 performer: "Ethnic Majority"
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss 1998 writer: "Happy Heart"
Shallow Grave 1994 writer: "Happy Heart"
Paradise 1984 Short "The Lonely Shepherd"
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Two Ronnies 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode


Die Traumschiff-Gala 2005 TV Movie
Glücksspirale - Start ins Glück 1973 TV Movie


NDR Talk Show 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
Volle Kanne 2006-2015 TV Series Himself
Zimmer frei! 2012 TV Series Himself
DAS! 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
The Joy of Easy Listening 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Composer and Big Band Leader
Ein Abend für... 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Musikantenstadl 2009 TV Series Himself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel 2004-2009 TV Series Himself
TV total 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
Höchstpersönlich 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Beckmann 2001-2006 TV Series Himself
Zibb 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Das Sonntagskonzert - James Last in Berlin/5. Mai 1974 Open Air 2004 Video Himself
Strangers in the Night: The Bert Kaempfert Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Leute heute 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Ein Star und seine Stadt 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Die Stunde der Stars 2001 TV Series Himself
Musikbutikken 2000 TV Series Himself
ZDF Hitparade 1999 TV Series Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1994 TV Series Himself
Show-Express 1980-1982 TV Series Himself - Bandleader
James Last in London 1979 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night at the Mill 1979 TV Series Himself
Starparade 1968-1977 TV Series Bandleader / Himself - Bandleader / Themselves / ...
Treffpunkte 1976 TV Series documentary Himself
BBC Show of the Week 1973 TV Series Himself
TV-Wunderland 1971 TV Movie Himself - Musician
Die Drehscheibe 1970 TV Series Himself
Eine Starparade mit Marianne Koch 1969 TV Movie Himself - Bandleader
Schlag auf Schlag 1969 TV Movie Himself - Bandleader
Muziekalbum 1968 TV Series Himself
Ab morgen haben wir Humor 1966 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Legends 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel 2006 TV Series Himself
Unsere Besten 2003 TV Series Himself

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