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What was Richard Dawson's Net Worth When he Died?

Richard Dawson was a British-American actor, comedian, and a game show host. He is best known for his role as Corporal Peter Newkirk in the TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He is the original host of Family Feud between 1976-1985 and 1994-1995.

The American actor before his time of death had accumulated a total wealth of $100 thousand. Below the article deals with Richard Dawson's earnings, salary and other sources of income if any.

Net Worth Details- Earnings, Salary, And Other Income Sources

The British-American comedian had gathered a net worth of $100 thousand before his timely death in 2012. He gained most of his fortune from his works on television and a few movies.

Late American actor, Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson

Before getting into acting he was at the British Merchant Navy where he was a boxer.

He started his move into the big screen with an uncredited role of a British Soldier in the 1962's movie The Longest Day.

Since then he acted in several TV series like The Jack Benny Program, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and Mr. Terrific to name some.

He is best known for portraying the role of Corporal Peter Newkirk on the TV show Hogan’s Heroes (1965-1971).

He is also popular as the original host of the show Family Feud, a game show which he hosted between 1976-1985 and 1994-1995. Ths how is currently hosted by Steve Harvey.

His only movie is the 1987's The Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Being an actor he earned most of his fortune from the salary he received from movies. The box office earnings of the movies he has acted in are listed below:

  • The Longest Day (1962) - $50.1 million
  • Promises! Promises! (1963) - $400,000
  • Munster, Go Home! (1966) - $600,000
  • The Devil's Brigade (1968) - $8,000,000
  • Treasure Island (1973) - $1,050,000
  • The Running Man (1987) - $38.1 million


His salary from Family Feud was $2,000,000 per annum.

Assets: Houses And Cars

Before his demise, Richard Dawson used to resides in his mansion located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, in the United States.

There is no information regarding the car he rode.

Charity, Insurance, And Taxes

There are no details regarding the donations he made to charitable organizations during his life and also of the insurance policies that he followed.

He must have paid a sizeable amount to as taxes for the assets that he possessed and for his $100,000 net worth.

Richard Dawson's Personal Life- Age, Education, Relationships, Height, And Death

He was born as Colin Lionel Emm on 20th November 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. He was the son of Josephine Lucy Emm and Arthur Emm.

He had an elder brother named John Leslie Emm. He is of British-American nationality and his ethnicity is white.

He became an American citizen in the year 1984 while still remaining as a British citizen.

He pursued his comic career with the name of Dickie Dawson and later switched to Richard Dawson.

Who was Richard Dawson married to?

Richard was a married man and had been married twice. Prior to his death, he was married to wife Gretchen Johnson, whom he met on the show Family Feud in 1981.

Richard Dawson and Gretchen Johnson
Richard Dawson and Gretchen Johnson at Family Fued

The couple married in 1991 and together they had a daughter named Shannon Nicole Dawson born in 1990.

Before that, he was married to actress Diana Dors. the date of their marriage is unknown but with her, she had two sons. After their divorce, Dawson got the custody of his sons; Mark and Gary.

From his sons, he had four grandchildren.


He was a tall actor who had a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (175.26 cms).

When did Richard Dawson die?

He died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, on 2nd June 2012. his funeral was conducted at the Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles.

He was 79-years-old when he died.

What did Richard Dawson die of?

He died suffering complications from Esophageal cancer.

Updated On Mon Sep 02 2019 Published On Mon Sep 02 2019 By