John Conte Net Worth

John Conte Net Worth is
$6 Million

John Conte Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John Conte (September 15, 1915 – September 4, 2006) was a stage, film and TV actor, and later a television station owner.Conte was born in Palmer, Massachusetts. His mother, Maria (later known as Mary), emigrated to the U.S. from Calabria, Italy, with her lifelong friend Francesca Cuda, who had moved to Los Angeles, California before the Conte family. To be closer to Francesca, the family moved to L.A. in John's teens. After graduating from L.A.'s Lincoln High School he got jobs as a radio actor and singer. One of his first regular roles was on the Burns and Allen radio show in the 1940s.In 1947, he appeared in Rodgers and Hammerstein's short-lived Broadway musical Allegro. He returned to Broadway in 1950 to appear in the musical Arms and the Girl.His television career began as Master of Ceremonies on the 1951 late Sunday afternoon comedy hour, Star Time, co-starring Frances Langford and Lew Parker as John and Blanche Bickerson ("The Bickersons"), as well as sound-effects master stand-up comedian Reginald Gardner. His own weekly solo skit on Star Time was as an hilarious, heavily accented Italian-American chef ( in an all-white uniform, complete with huge muffin-shaped chef's hat) preparing bumbled recipes as he recited them along with frequent tangential references to "the homemade-a wine" fermenting in his bathtub visible from the kitchen. This led to a featured guest appearance with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows about a year later. He then hosted Matinee Theater, a live-drama series on NBC (one of the first daytime shows on network television).Conte made five guest appearances on Perry Mason : In three different episodes, he played the role of the murder victim. In another episode he was the defendant, and in still another as the murderer.His major film role was "Drunky" in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955).In 1968 he and his long-term third wife, Sirpuhe Philibosian Conte, launched KMIR-TV, an NBC-affiliated UHF station in the Palm Springs–Rancho Mirage market. The Contes built KMIR into the third-largest station in the Coachella Valley, and after thirty years (in 1999) sold the station to Milwaukee-based Journal Communications.He was a founding sponsor of the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, and one of the founders of the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California.On February 8, 1960, Conte was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6119 Hollywood Blvd. In 1997, a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.He died of natural causes at Eisenhower Medical Center at age 90. Conte was interred at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cathedral City, California.

Date Of BirthSeptember 15, 1915, Palmer, Massachusetts, United States
DiedSeptember 4, 2006, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Place Of BirthPalmer, Massachusetts, USA
SpouseSirpuhe Philibosian (m. 1965–2006), Ruth Harris (m. 1954–1964), Marilyn Maxwell (m. 1944–1946)
ChildrenChristopher Conte
ParentsMaria Conte
Star SignVirgo
1[on working with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Lost in a Harem (1944)] It was a joy to watch them. I recall that whenever they went into one of their classic bits in the film, the entire company would gather round behind the cameras and watch. There was a lot of interest in Bud and Lou, and it was a sort of built-in habit of the actors who were not busy working on films of their own who could get away and visit the various working sets. I recall a number of visitors would love to come to the set and be contained on the sidelines and watch these guys go to work. It was a treat.
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6119 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).
3Was a former radio announcer on such programs as "Screen Guild Theatre" and "Maxwell House Coffee Time."
4Born in Massachusetts and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, graduating from Lincoln High School. Married three times and had one son, Christopher Conte.
5Dark, good-looking vocalist and general purpose actor of films and TV who got his start singing and acting on radio ("Burns and Allen") and later moved to Broadway ("Allegro"). Best film role was as Drunky in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955).
6Abandoned his acting career in the 1960s and became the founder and owner of KMIR-TV in Palm Desert, California, along with his third wife Sirpuhe Philibosian. They launched the NBC affiliate in 1968 and sold it to Journal Communications of Milwaukee in 1999.
7Founding sponsor of the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he passed away from natural causes at age 90.
8Helped create the McCalluym Theatre in Palm Desert, California, and several educational centers.
9Founder and owner of KMIR-TV.
10Announcer for CBS Radio's "Silver Theater" (1937-1942).


The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972TV Series
Perry Mason1960-1965TV SeriesJudson Warner / Roy Comstock / Kirby Evans / ...
Bonanza1965TV SeriesPaul Dorn
The Carpetbaggers1964Ed Ellis
Trauma1962Warren Clyner
When the Girls Take Over1962Narrator (voice, uncredited)
77 Sunset Strip1961TV SeriesGunnar Isis
The Untouchables1960TV SeriesVito
The Best of the Post1960TV SeriesHost
Mantovani1959TV SeriesHost
Target1958TV SeriesCliff Tucker
Matinee Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesTom Loring
The Man with the Golden Arm1955Drunky
Climax!1955TV SeriesDr. Duillermo Brown
Goodyear Playhouse1955TV Series
The Desert Song1955TV MoviePaul Fontaine
Max Liebman Presents: The Merry Widow1955TV MovieGeorges
A Connecticut Yankee1955TV MovieSir Kay
Star Tonight1955TV Series
Max Liebman Presents: Naughty Marietta1955TV MovieLt. Gov. LeGrange
Woman with a Past1954TV Series
Suspense1953TV Series
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV Series
Danger1952TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1948-1951TV SeriesDr. Kim Baylor / Gabriel
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre1951TV Series
Musical Comedy Time1950TV SeriesBilly Crocker
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949TV SeriesHugh
Nobody Lives Forever1946uncredited
Lost in a Harem1944Prince Ramo
Thousands Cheer1943Dr. Conte in Frank Morgan Skit
Our Neighbors - The Carters1939Reporter (uncredited)
Each Dawn I Die1939Narrator (uncredited)
Indianapolis Speedway1939Third Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Unmarried1939Announcer (uncredited)
Confessions of a Nazi Spy1939Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Touchdown, Army1938Football Game Commentator (uncredited)
Campus Confessions1938Announcer (uncredited)
Hold 'Em Navy1937Announcer - Army-Navy Game (uncredited)
The Crowd Roars1932Third Announcer (edited from 'Indianapolis Speedway') (uncredited)


The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
The Best of the Post1960-1961TV SeriesHimself - Host
Matinee Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesHimself - Host
Van Camp's Little Show1950-1951TV SeriesHimself - Host
Your Show of Shows1950-1951TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer

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