|Real Name/Full Name:
|Roberta Lee Streeter
|81 years old
|27 July 1942
|5 feet 7 inches
|Bill Harrah(1969-1970) Thomas R. Toutant(1976-1978) Jim Stafford(1978-1980)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Tyler Gentry Stafford)
|Is Bobbie Gentry, Lesbian?
|Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]:
|[current date format=’F Y’]
Roberta Lee Streeter, better known as Bobbie Gentry, is a former American singer and songwriter. She is among the renowned artists who produce their compositions. Gentry’s fame came to limelight when she produced Ode to Billie Joe, a Southern Gothic narrative. The track peaked on Billboard Hot 100 for a whole month and earned her Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Performance.
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Early Life & Biography
Roberta Lee Streeter was born on 27 July 1942 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. She was born to Ruby Lee (nee Shipman) and Robert Harrison Streeter. Soon after Gentry was born, her parents divorced, and her mother relocated to California. Her paternal grandparents had to take the role of raising her. There was neither electricity nor plumping at her grandparents’ place.
Her grandmother sold a milk cow to a neighbor and bought a piano. Gentry made her first composition when she was seven years old. The song was called My Dog Sergeant is a good dog. She later went to reside with her father in Greenwood, Mississippi, for some years. While at her father’s place, she learned how to play the guitar and banjo.
When Gentry was 13 years old, she went to stay with her remarried mother in Palm Springs, California. She started to perform with her mother for a sometimes time before Gentry took her stage name as ‘Ruby Gentry,’ which was the name of a particular film.
She liked the movie because of Jennifer Jones, a poor but beautiful girl who came from the backwoods and ended getting married to a town tycoon.
Gentry later attended her high school education and graduated. She went to Los Angeles to study philosophy. As a means of surviving, Gentry did clerical works, most of which she used to perform at night clubs and country clubs. She also worked as a fashion model. In June 1962, a photo of Gentry in which it included the daughter of Lana Turner and Cheryl Crane circulated all over the places.
Gentry later went to Los Angeles Conservatory Music, where she participated in music theory, composition, and arranging music classes.
On 18 December 1969, Gentry walked down the aisle with Bill Harrah. The marriage did not last a year, and they divorced in April 1970.
Six years later, Gentry tied a knot with Thomas R Toutant, and they divorced two years later. Gentry later married Jim Stafford, a comedian and a singer. The couple sired together a son called Tyler Gentry Stafford. They then went through a divorce in 1980.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 27 July 1942, Bobbie Gentry is 81 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. Her height is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and her weight is 64 kg.
In 1967, Gentry recorded Ode to Billie Joe’s song by herself and took it to Capitol because of affordable expenses, unlike hiring someone to sing it. After realizing the single on 10 July 1967, it trended by remaining position one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song sold over 3 million copies across the globe. In a 2011 magazine, Ode to Billie Joe’s song listed as among the 500 songs of all time.
In 1968, Gentry participated in the Italian Song Festival during the Sanremo Competitions. Gentry and the other two performed La Siepe’s song. Her version of the song places her as position nine.
In February 1968, Gentry released her second album known as The Delta Sweetie. Almost every sound present in that album comes from Gentry.
The performances of Gentry captured the attention of the BBC manager, and Gentry called to host several programs on BBC 2. Gentry became the first female singer and songwriter ever to host a series shows on networks. Gentry aired 6-half hour episodes that aired every week.
In 1968, Gentry released Bobby Gentry and Glen Campbell as her third album, following collaboration with Campbell. Their teamwork enabled the album peak at position 11 on Top LPs chart and the leading song on Top Country chart of LP. The RIAA provided a certification to the album. Being the album of the year, Gentry and Glen received the Academy of Music Awards. Gentry received the Top Female Vocalist Nomination.
In 1969, Gentry released her fifth album by the name Touch them with Love. The album failed to attain its success and became number 164 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album filled with cover songs except for the self pinned title track song.
In 1970, Gentry released her sixth album, fancy. She went on to produce several records and several shows.
Awards & Achievements
Gentry’s work in music industry earned her the following;
Won Academy of Country Music Awards in 1967, Grammy Awards, just to mention a few.
Net Worth & Salary of Bobbie Gentry in [current date format=’Y’]
As of February 2024, Bobby Gentry has an estimated net worth of more than $110 million. She has acquired such am amount of money from her career as a singer and songwriter. She also hosted some shows, and they have as well contributed to her net worth.
Bobby Gentry was a hardworking and determined lady since her childhood. She strived to be successful in her music career, and indeed she became among the successful artists in the entertainment sector.