Sterling Holloway Net Worth

Sterling Holloway Net Worth is
$5 Million

Sterling Holloway Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameSterling Holloway
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1905
DiedNovember 22, 1992, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.77 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationWoodward Academy, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
ChildrenRichard Holloway
ParentsRebecca DeHaven, Sterling Price Holloway
SiblingsBoothby Holloway
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Album for Children
MoviesThe Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland, Bambi, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Make Mine Music, The Three Caballeros, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Remember the Night, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Peter and the Wolf, Ben and Me, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, A Walk in the Sun, Wild Boys of the Road, The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, Susie the Little Blue Coupe, Professor Beware, Live a Little, Love a Little, The Blue Bird, Goliath II, Shake, Rattle & Rock!, Going Hollywood, Of Human Hearts, Disney Learning Adventures: Mickey and the Beanstalk, Thunder and Lightning, Varsity Show, International House, Sioux City Sue, Tomorrow's Children, Robin Hood of Texas, Dancing Lady, Advice to the Lovelorn, Saddle Pals, Twilight on the Rio Grande, Trail to San Antone, Cheers for Miss Bishop, Girl o' My Dreams, Nick Carter, Master Detective, The Merry Widow, Down to Their Last Yacht, Kentucky Rifle, Spring Madness, Life Begins at 40, Strictly Dynamite, A Wicked Woman, Casey at the Bat, Fun and Fancy Free, Street of Memories
TV ShowsDink, the Little Dinosaur, Linus the Lionhearted, The Baileys of Balboa, Willy (TV series)

Interesting Facts

1 In 1946 & 1947, sang and acted in five different Gene Autry westerns (four of them in 1947), twice playing a character named 'Droopy'. His characters were usually part of the comic relief inherent in Gene's westerns, almost a second sidekick.
2 Although he never married, Sterling Holloway did adopt a son named Richard Holloway who survived him when he died in 1992.
3 His first picture was a silent, The Battling Kangaroo (1926) as Napolean French.
4 His father, who was a grocer, was also the mayor of his birthplace, Cedartown, Georgia for a time in 1912.
5 According to Joe Collura in a full-length article/interview on Sterling in "Classic Images," Sterling was the distant relative of Lady Penelope Boothby, an English stage actress, who was immortalized on canvas by artist Sir Joshua Reynolds.
6 Educated at the Georgia Military Academy and performed in school plays while there.
7 Was enrolled with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York at the age of 15.
8 In his late teens he toured with a stock company of "The Shepherd of the Hills".
9 Introduced the song standard "Mountain Greenery" along with Bobbie Perkins in "The Garrick Gaities" in 1926.
10 A director once told him he was "too repulsive" for the [silent] silver screen and he stopped making movies for nearly five years. Following the stock market crash of 1929, the money factor eventually drew him back to making sound pictures.
11 Was associated for a time with the Pasadena Playhouse, and took part in a musical comedy "Hullabaloo" while there in 1931. Somebody saw him in the show and he was cast in Blonde Venus (1932) starring Marlene Dietrich.
12 Turned down a contract with Louis B. Mayer at MGM because he didn't want to be a star.
13 Worked on a few Will Rogers movies and was injured in a couple of them. Once a shelf loaded with objects fell on his head after Rogers lassoed the prop and pulled it out of place; once a gun that Holloway was supposed to fire in a scene accidentally exploded in his hand.
14 Drafted by the Army in 1942 and served with the Special Services. While there he helped develop a military-themed show called "Hey Rookie" which ran for nine months in Los Angeles and profited $350,000 for the Army Relief Fund.
15 Died on the 29th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
16 Holloway grew up at 301 S. College Street in Cedartown, Georgia. The street which formed the corner on which Holloway's house was located is now known as Sterling Holloway Place.
17 Enlisted in the U.S. Army on 19 July 1942. Height and weight given as 5' 9" and 124 lb.
18 His big break came in 1925 when he introduced Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's first hit song, "Manhattan," in the Broadway play "Garrick Gaieties."
19 Had major roles in two different film adaptations of "Alice in Wonderland." In Paramount's 1933 version, he played the Frog. In Disney's 1951 animated version, he provided the voice of the Cheshire Cat.
20 He was an avid art collector.
21 Holloway was officially named a Disney Legend in 1991.


1 Roles in Disney films
2 Distinctive high-pitched voice, best known as Winnie the Pooh


1 I've always loved the theater very much. I've always been in it. I hate being away from it. I'm very stubborn--I like to do what I want to do. And what I want to do most is theater.
2 I didn't like making silent movies. Perhaps it was because I was from the stage and accustomed to a completely different routine.
3 I came to Hollywood at a bad time. The movies were in a state of turmoil. Sound was coming in and silents were going out. Nobody thought I was suitable for talkies.
4 Walt came to me, and he's such a stickler for voices, and said when you're finished with what you're doing today on Winnie the Pooh see what you can do with a snake because I can't find the right voice for it. I thought, wouldn't it be funny to have a snake with an aching back because it would be such a looong ache? (About how he became Kaa in The Jungle Book (1967)).
5 If you do not know where you are going, any road will take you there.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards
1975 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974) Richard M. Sherman (music and lyrics by)

Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)

Sebastian Cabot (narrated by)

Paul Winchell (performed by)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children For "Winnie-the-Pooh for President (Campaign Song)".
1968 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children The Jungle Book (1967) Larry Blake (produced by)

Richard M. Sherman (music and lyrics by)

Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)

Terry Gilkyson (music and lyrics by - "The Bare Necessities")

Phil Harris (performed by)

Bruce Reitherman (performed by)

Darleen Carr (performed by)

Bill Lee (performed by)

Sebastian Cabot (performed by)

Louis Prima (performed by)

J. Pat O'Malley (performed by)

Chad Stuart (performed by)

Lord Tim Hudson (performed by)

Digby Wolfe (performed by)
1966 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) Richard M. Sherman (music and lyrics by)

Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)

Sebastian Cabot (narrated by)

Bruce Reitherman (performed by)



Moonlighting 1986 TV Series Narrator
We Think the World Is Round 1984 TV Movie 'Pegleg' Pelican (voice)
Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas 1979 TV Movie Northwind (voice)
Thunder and Lightning 1977 Hobe Carpenter
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977 Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 1976 Old Man on Bus
Super Seal 1976 Cap'n Zach
Tony the Pony 1976 TV Series GG, the Wizard
Cries 1975 Narrator
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too 1974 Short Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Man, Monsters and Mysteries 1974 Short Nessie (voice)
NBC Children's Theatre 1973 TV Series Colonel Corpuscle
Love, American Style 1973 TV Series Dr. Edwin Muller (segment "Love and the Face Bow")
The AristoCats 1970 Roquefort (voice)
It Takes a Thief 1969 TV Series Elmo
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day 1968 Short Winnie the Pooh (voice)
Live a Little, Love a Little 1968 Milkman
Daktari 1967 TV Series Duke
The Jungle Book 1967 'Kaa' the Snake (voice)
Gilligan's Island 1967 TV Series Burt
Family Affair 1967 TV Series Frack
That Girl 1966 TV Series Everett Valentine
F Troop 1966 TV Series Sheriff Pat Lawton
Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1966 TV Series Mr. Corey
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 1966 Short Winnie the Pooh (voice)
The Baileys of Balboa 1964-1965 TV Series Buck Singleton
Linus! The Lion Hearted 1964 TV Series Sugar Bear / Lovable Yours Truly (voice)
Burke's Law 1964 TV Series Fisk
The Twilight Zone 1964 TV Series TV Repairman
Hazel 1963 TV Series Claude Waters
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963 Fire Chief
The Joey Bishop Show 1963 TV Series Mr. Holland
My Six Loves 1963 Oliver Dodds (uncredited)
The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 TV Series Blind Man
The Andy Griffith Show 1962 TV Series Bert Miller
Margie 1962 TV Series Bettenhouse
Miami Undercover 1961 TV Series Henry
Pete and Gladys 1961 TV Series Lester Smith
Zane Grey Theater 1961 TV Series Luther Adams
The Brothers Brannagan 1960 TV Series Shopkeeper
Shirley Temple's Storybook 1960 TV Series Jack Pumpkinhead
The Real McCoys 1960 TV Series Orval McCoy
Saiyûki 1960 Narrator (English version, voice)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960 Barber
Peter Gunn 1960 TV Series Felony
The Untouchables 1960 TV Series Horace De Vilbill
Goliath II 1960 Short Narrator (voice)
Five Fingers 1959 TV Series Hayden
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1956-1958 TV Series Sorrowful Joe / Sorrowful Joe Jackson
Circus Boy 1957 TV Series Elmer Purdy
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1957 TV Series Narrator / Narrator (segment "Ben and Me")
Hemo the Magnificent 1957 TV Movie Lab assistant (uncredited)
Climax! 1957 TV Series Tobias
Our Mr. Sun 1956 TV Movie Chloro Phyll (voice, uncredited)
Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956 Albert 'Axe' McAllister
The Red Skelton Hour 1956 TV Series Pirate / Will Scarlet
The Life of Riley 1953-1956 TV Series Waldo / Waldo Binney / Waldo Binny / ...
Willy 1955 TV Series Harvey Evelyn
Kentucky Rifle 1955 Lon Setter
Adventures of Superman 1953-1955 TV Series Prof. Oscar Quinn / Prof. Twiddle
Ben and Me 1953 Short Amos Mouse (voice)
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1953 TV Series The Groceryman
The Little House 1952 Short Narrator
Susie the Little Blue Coupe 1952 Short Narrator (voice)
Lambert the Sheepish Lion 1952 Short Narrator / Mr. Stork (voice)
Alice in Wonderland 1951 Cheshire Cat (voice)
The Fred Waring Show 1951 TV Series Cheshire Cat
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend 1949 Basserman Boy
Addio Mimí! 1949 Aristide
Your Show Time 1949 TV Series
Flat Feat 1948 Short Officer Sterling Smith / Smith's Father
Man or Mouse 1948 Short Elmer Dinkle
Speaking of Animals No. Y7-1: Dog Crazy 1947 Short Dog Owner
Mickey and the Beanstalk 1947 Short Narrator (voice)
Hectic Honeymoon 1947 Short Eddie Jones
Robin Hood of Texas 1947 Droopy Haynes
Saddle Pals 1947 Waldo T. Brooks Jr.
Twilight on the Rio Grande 1947 Pokie
The Scooper Dooper 1947 Short Sterling Holloway
Trail to San Antone 1947 Droopy Stearns
Moron Than Off 1946 Short Elmer Fossdinkle
Sioux City Sue 1946/I Nellie Bly
Death Valley 1946 Slim
Peter and the Wolf 1946 Short Narrator (voice)
Mr. Wright Goes Wrong 1946 Short
Make Mine Music 1946 Narrator (segment "Peter and the Wolf") (voice)
The Cold-Blooded Penguin 1945 Short Narrator (voice)
A Walk in the Sun 1945 McWilliams
Wildfire 1945 Alkali Jones
The Three Caballeros 1944 Prof. Holloway (voice)
The Pelican and the Snipe 1944 Short Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Here We Go Again 1942 Tommy, Western Union Messenger (uncredited)
Iceland 1942/I Sverdrup Svenssen
Bambi 1942 Adult Flower (voice, uncredited)
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Sterling- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
The Lady Is Willing 1942 Arthur Miggle (uncredited)
Don't Get Personal 1942 Lucky
Look Who's Laughing 1941 Rusty, Soda Jerk (uncredited)
Dumbo 1941 Mr. Stork (voice, uncredited)
Top Sergeant Mulligan 1941 Frank Snark
New Wine 1941 Otto - Bookkeeper
Meet John Doe 1941 Dan
Cheers for Miss Bishop 1941 Chris Jensen
Little Men 1940 Reporter
Street of Memories 1940 Student Barber
Hit Parade of 1941 1940 Soda Clerk
Remember the Night 1940 Willie
The Blue Bird 1940 Wild Plum
Nick Carter, Master Detective 1939 Bee-Catcher
East Side of Heaven 1939 Accordion player (uncredited)
St. Louis Blues 1939 Boatman (uncredited)
Spring Madness 1938 Buck
Professor Beware 1938 The Groom
Held for Ransom 1938 RFD Mailman (uncredited)
Dotor Rhythm 1938 Luke (Ice-Cream Man)
Of Human Hearts 1938 Chauncey Ames
Behind the Mike 1937 Tommy Astor
Varsity Show 1937 Trout
The Woman I Love 1937 Duprez
When Love Is Young 1937 Orville Kane
Maid of Salem 1937 Miles Corbin - Cow Herder
Join the Marines 1937 Alfred, the Steward
Career Woman 1936 George Rogers
Palm Springs 1936 Oscar
Rendezvous 1935 Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1,000 Dollars a Minute 1935 Pete
I Live My Life 1935 Max
Bring 'Em Back a Lie 1935 Short
His Last Fling 1935 Short
Doubting Thomas 1935 Mr. Spindler
Double Crossed 1935 Short
My Girl Sally 1935 Short
Life Begins at 40 1935 Chris
Father Knows Best 1935 Short Bashful Boy
The Lottery Lover 1935 Cadet Harold Stump
A Wicked Woman 1934 Peter
Girl O' My Dreams 1934 Spec Early
Sterling's Rival Romeo 1934 Short Sterling
The Merry Widow 1934 Orderly
Gift of Gab 1934 Sound Effects Man
Down to Their Last Yacht 1934 Freddy Finn
Picnic Perils 1934 Short
Tomorrow's Children 1934 Dr. Dorsey
Murder in the Private Car 1934 Office Boy (uncredited)
Pleasing Grandpa 1934 Short
Operator 13 1934 Wounded Union Soldier (uncredited)
Back Page 1934 Bill Giddings
Strictly Dynamite 1934 Fleming
Born April First 1934 Short
The Cat and the Fiddle 1934 Flower Messenger (uncredited)
Going Hollywood 1933 Radio Remote Technician (uncredited)
Meeting Mazie 1933 Short
Alice in Wonderland 1933 Frog
Advice to the Lovelorn 1933 Benny
Dancing Lady 1933 Pinky - the Show's Author
Not the Marrying Kind 1933 Short
Wild Boys of the Road 1933 Ollie
When Ladies Meet 1933 Jerome - the Caddy (uncredited)
Professional Sweetheart 1933 Stu
Gold Diggers of 1933 1933 Second Messenger Boy with Hat (uncredited)
International House 1933 Sailor
One Track Minds 1933 Short Train Snack Salesman
Adorable 1933 Emile, Karl's Valet (uncredited)
Picture Snatcher 1933 Journalism Student (uncredited)
Elmer, the Great 1933 Nick Kane (as Sterling Halloway)
Hell Below 1933 Seaman Jenks
Fast Workers 1933 Pinky Magoo
Blondie Johnson 1933 Red Charley
Hard to Handle 1933 Andy Heaney (uncredited)
Lawyer Man 1932 Olga's Dining Friend (uncredited)
Rockabye 1932 Speakeasy Pianist (uncredited)
Faithless 1932 Photographer (uncredited)
Blonde Venus 1932 Joe, Hiker (uncredited)
American Madness 1932 Oscar (uncredited)
The Girl from Nowhere 1928 Short Minor Role (uncredited)
The Girl from Everywhere 1927 Short Assistant Director
Casey at the Bat 1927 Elmer Putnam
The Battling Kangaroo 1926 Short Napolean French


The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary performer: "Little Black Rain Cloud", "Up Down Touch The Ground", "Trust In Me"
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977 performer: "Up, Down, Touch the Ground", "Rumbly in My Tumbly", "I'm Just A Little Black Raincloud", "Mind Over Matter", "Like a Rather Blustery Day", "Hip-Hip Pooh-ray!"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day 1968 Short performer: "A Rather Blustery Day"
The Jungle Book 1967 performer: "Trust in Me The Python's Song" 1967 - uncredited
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 1966 Short performer: "Up, Down, and Touch the Ground", "Rumbly in My Tumbly", "Little Black Rain Cloud", "Mind Over Matter"
Alice in Wonderland 1951 performer: "'Twas Brillig" 1951 - uncredited
Make Mine Music 1946 "Peter and the Wolf" 1936
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 performer: "A Sweater, a Sarong and a Peek-a-Boo Bang"
Dumbo 1941 performer: "Rock-a-Bye Baby" 1886, "Happy Birthday" 1893 - uncredited
Remember the Night 1940 performer: "A Perfect Day" 1910 - uncredited
The Merry Widow 1934 performer: "Vilia" 1905 - uncredited
Down to Their Last Yacht 1934 "Tiny Little Finger on Your Hand" 1934, uncredited
International House 1933 performer: "She Was a China Tea-cup and He Was Just a Mug" 1933 - uncredited


Alice in Wonderland 1951 live action model: Cheshire Cat


The Fred Waring Show 1951 TV Series our thanks to - 1 episode


The Disney Family Album 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Christmas at Walt Disney World 1978 TV Special Sleeping Beauty Narrator (voice)
Mickey's 50 1978 Documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself - Voice Actor / Winnie the Pooh
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Don Rickles Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1964 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Himself
The Restless Sea 1964 TV Movie documentary Mr. H2O (voice)
Chun King Chow Mein Hour 1962 TV Special Sketch Actor
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Unusual Occupations L-5-2 1945 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly 1988 Video short Winnie the Pooh
Apocalypse Pooh 1987 Video short Winnie the Pooh (uncredited)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities 1987 Video short Mr. Stork
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Heigh-Ho 1987 Video short Winnie the Pooh
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1954-1977 TV Series Kaa / Narrator: Peter and the Wolf / Narrator (segment "Peter and the Wolf") / ...
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'The Merry Widow' (1934) (uncredited)
The Gun of Zangara 1960 TV Movie Horace De Vilbill (uncredited)
Columbia Laff Hour 1956
Superman and the Jungle Devil 1954 Uncle Oscar
Superman in Exile 1954 Uncle Oscar Quinn
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
It's a Small World of Fun 2006 Video
Sing Along Songs: Sing a Song with Pooh Bear and Piglet Too 2003 Video short
Walt Disney's 'The Jungle Book': The Making of a Musical Masterpiece 1997 Video documentary Himself

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