|Celebrated Name:||Engelbert Humperdinck|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Arnold George Dorsey|
|Age:||85 years old|
|Birth Date:||2 May 1936|
|Birth Place:||Madras, British India (now, Chennai, India)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Patricia Healey (m, 1964)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Louise, Scott, Bradley, and Jason)|
|Is Engelbert Humperdinck Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer, TV personality, Businessperson, and Real estate entrepreneur|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$200 Million|
|Last Updated:||July 2021|
Engelbert Humperdinck is a famous English singer. Both of his songs “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” have reached the top position in the UK music charts back in 1967 and have sold north of 1 Million copies individually. His songs “After the Lovin” and “This Moment in Time” have brought him great success in the U.S.
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Early Life & Biography
Engelbert Humperdinck, whose real name is Arnold George Dorsey, was born in Madras, British India (which is now known as Chennai, India) on2 May 1936. He was born to parents Mervyn Dorsey and Olive Dorsey. His father was a non-commissioned officer in the British Army at the time. He has nine siblings, and his family moved to Leicester, England, when he was just ten years old. By the early 1950’s he was playing saxophone in Nightclubs. His impression of popular American singer and actor Jerry Lewis was spot on, which led to his friends calling him “Gerry Dorsey.” He worked under his name for almost ten years.
He was then called into the British Army Royal Corps of Signals during the mid-1950s. After finishing that, he recorded his first song, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” in 1958, which was with Decca records.
Engelbert Humperdinck married popular English actress Patricia Healey on the 18th of April, 1964. Together they have four children- Scott, Jason, Louise, and Bradley. Two women were able to successfully sue him in paternity lawsuits back in the 1970s and ’80s. When it comes to his religious views, he is a Roman Catholic. When it comes to his assets, he owns properties in Great Britain and California.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on2 May 1936, Engelbert Humperdinck is 85 years old as of today’s date 19th July 2021. His height is 1.86m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
Engelbert’s song “Dommage” brought him success in Belgium in 1966, and a video of the song was released soon after. His song “Release Me” was able to capture the top position in the Britain charts back when it was released in 1967. His song “Ten Guitars” was a huge hit in New Zealand as well. “Release Me” is believed to have sold 85000 copies and was featured in the Top 50 for 14 months.
In 1968 he captured the second spot on the UK singles chart with his song “A Man Without Love.” His song, “Les Bicyclettes de Belsize” was a Top 10 hit in the UK and a Top 40 hit in the U.S. The other singles he released like “Am I That Easy to Forget,” “The Way It Used to Be” and”I’m a Better Man” were quite successful as well.
He has also hosted “The Engelbert Humperdinck Show” for ATV in the UK and ABC in the US. For six months between the period 1969 and 1970. In the 1970’s he recorded songs like “We Made It Happen,” “Sweetheart,” “Another Time, Another Place,” and “Too Beautiful to Last.” In 1972, he starred in the TV series, “Engelbert with The Young Generation.”
He soon started performing quite frequently at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. In 1976, his song “After the Lovin” became a part of the Top 10 list in the U.S. charts and was even nominated for a Grammy Award. The song was even awarded the “most played jukebox record of the year” award. The album “After the Lovin” even became a Double Platinum hit. In the 1980’s he performed up to 200 concerts a year, while also making appearances at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.
In 2003, he recorded the album, “Always Hear the Harmony: The Gospel Sessions,” which was very well received and was even nominated for a Grammy. In 2017, he released the album “The Man I Want To Be,” which included covers from artists like Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Engelbert continues doing concerts worldwide, even at this age.
Awards & Achievements
Engelbert Humperdinck has several Awards and Achievements to his name. Some of them are mentioned below:
- He was nominated for the Grammy Award in 2003 for “Always Hear The Harmony: The Gospel Sessions” in the category of BEST SOUTHERN, COUNTRY, OR BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ALBUM.
- He was nominated for the Grammy Award in 1977 for his album “After The Lovin’’ in the category of BEST POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.
- He has won a Golden Globe Award as “Entertainer Of The Year” in 1988.
Net Worth & Salary of Engelbert Humperdinck in 2021
As of July 2021, Engelbert Humperdinck has gathered a net worth of a massive $200 Million. He has accumulated most of his earnings from his singing career. He is believed to have sold north of 150 million records worldwide. In addition to being a singer, he has made appearances on different TV shows as well. He has earned a great sum of money by performing at different venues and countries, something which he continues to do till this date.
Engelbert Humperdinck has pretty much-achieved everything one could hope to achieve as a singer. However, he never got complacent and has continued to work hard even at this age. This is something that we can all learn from his life. Here’s wishing him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he continues entertaining us with his awesome songs like he always has.