Fred Otash Net Worth

Fred Otash Net Worth is
$10 Million

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Fred Otash (January 7, 1922 – October 5, 1992) was a Hollywood police officer, private investigator, and author. Fred Otash has been interviewed numerous times in the media, including in 1957 by Mike Wallace, which can be viewed online at the University of Texas.Otash worked for Hollywood Research Incorporated, which did business with the tabloid magazine Confidential. He is also known for being hired by Peter Lawford to investigate Marilyn Monroe. Otash died at the age of 70 on October 5, 1992. Otash suffered from emphysema and high blood pressure. He wrote about his life in his memoir, Investigation Hollywood: Memoirs Of Hollywood's Top Private Detective. Fred Otash is survived by his daughter, Colleen Otash, and his three sisters, Evelyn Abisalih, Grace Steiner, and Lila Merhige.Author James Ellroy has used a fictionalized version of Fred Otash in two of his novels from the Underworld USA Trilogy. Otash appears in The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover. Otash is also the main character in another story by James Ellroy called Shakedown. The movie Chinatown's (1974) main character, played by Jack Nicholson, was also based in part on Fred Otash.
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Date Of BirthJanuary 7, 1922
Place Of BirthMassachusetts, USA
Star SignCapricorn
1Had one daughter, Colleen Otash, from his brief marriage to Columbia actress Doris Houck (aka Doris Colleen).
2He wrote a memoir: Investigation Hollywood: Memoirs Of Hollywood's Top Private Detective. He was reportedly hired by Peter Lawford to assist him in covering up Kennedy-related incriminating evidence following the suicide death of Marilyn Monroe.
3Jack Nicholson's private eye character in the film Chinatown (1974) was based in part on Otash. Otash also appeared occasionally in tough guy film roles.
4Worked for Hollywood Research Incorporated, whose clients included the infamous sleaze tabloid Confidential Magazine.
5Was a Hollywood police officer, private investigator, author and part-time character actor who inserted himself into a number of Hollywood scandals.
6Private detective.


Like Father, Like Son1974Bones
The Great Sex War1969CIA Director Santis


Say Goodbye to the President1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961TV SeriesHimself / Private Detective
The Mike Wallace Interview1957TV SeriesHimself

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Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive2017Documentary filmingHimself

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