Terry Burnham Net Worth

Terry Burnham Net Worth is
$400,000

Terry Burnham Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Terry Burnham was born on August 8, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Teresa Burnham. She is an actress, known for Imitation of Life (1959), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) and I Love My Doctor (1962).
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Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1949
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
MoviesImitation of Life
Star SignLeo
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1Terry Burnham's (at age 10) most famous role came to be on the "Twilight Zone" episode, titled "Nightmare As A Child," which aired on April 29, 1960. She played a strange little girl who showed up at a woman's apartment to warn of a murderer. Unnerved by the stone-faced child, the woman offered to make some hot chocolate. "I'm in no hurry," the little girl replies, unflinching. As it turns out, the woman and the girl were the same person. Born in the mind of Rod Serling and separated by the decades, the girl had watched her mother die at the hands of a killer. In an episode of psychological exploration, the girl caught up with her older self to warn that her mother's murderer stood outside the apartment door. That role, and others, brought Burnham a modicum of fame and she appeared to struggle with maintaining a typical childhood. "I never was fully accepted as part of the group by other children," Burnham told the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram in 1967. "If I paid no attention to the jungle gym jibes, they thought I was stuck up. If I tried to return a pleasant answer, they labeled it bragging." But reports of those who claim to have known Burnham in her youth are universally positive. "I was in a club in high school called the Lakewood Folk Association," wrote John R. Mavis on an online Andrew Ramage fund-raising page, set up by Ramage, to have a plaque in honor of Terry Burnham placed in Long Beach. "We met after school in the cafeteria for folk music. Terry was in the group, I remember one time singing 'Hava Nagila' and dancing around the cafeteria conga style".
2As the legend goes, someone won an auction for a Burnham storage unit in Southern California. Sources said this was around 2010, and many of her personal records -- photos, tax documents, acting contracts and medical reports -- began to filter online for sale. Leonard Lightfoot, an actor with roles on "Silver Spoons" and "She's the Sheriff" among other television shows, found a cache of Burnham photos at the Radium Open Air Market in Torrance, California. A collector and seller of old photos, Lightfoot sold the images on eBay. "I got several emails about it," Lightfoot said of his Burnham collection. "It just showed up in a box of stuff I bought. I wish some was that interested in my career." Most of Burnham's items ended up in the hands of two collectors, one in California and the other in Kentucky. The man in Kentucky was Byron Lang, a former police officer. Lang said after buying the photos, medical records and other items related to Burnham, he wrote the actress a letter offering to send the items to her free of charge. "She didn't respond. I think she was trying to stay out of the public eye," Lang said. "She was living in a mobile home in Compton. The more you got into it, the sadder it was. There were people around the corner that were trying to call her and contact her. You know how people develop this unhealthy obsession with actors and so forth." Interviews with several people revealed that most of Burnham's stuff is now in the hands of a man in Australia. Reached by email, the man did not want his name used but said he bought nearly all of her items from various collectors, with the aim to have them returned to Burnham. Some sellers cut the signature of Burnham's mother out of her contracts, and tried to sell them as Burnham autographs. The Australian fan said the records include hundreds of photographs, dozens of contracts, letters from fans, friends, family and a boyfriend; hundreds of tax receipts; some drawings Burnham created; her birth certificate; her school diploma and tassel; and medical records.
3Burnham's final acting credit was a 1971 episode of the syndicated television series "Insight," a religious, half-hour drama that drew a range of actors, such as Martin Sheen, Patty Duke and Beau Bridges. "Then nothing when she reached the age of 22, she dropped off the planet," Andrew Ramage said. Burnham's legend grew in part because she lived life in seclusion and was not accessible like so many other stars in the "Twilight Zone" series. Fans wanted to get their hands on anything related to the Long Beach woman whose stunning performance as a child revealed an acting prowess beyond her years. Fans of the television series agree that Burnham, who died (at age 64) October 7, 2013, turned in her best performance of her "Twilight Zone" episode, which otherwise has been debated as either underrated or a Rod Serling flop.
4As the legend goes, someone won an auction for a Burnham storage unit in Southern California. Sources said this was around 2010, and many of her personal records -- photos, tax documents, acting contracts and medical reports -- began to filter online for sale. Leonard Lightfoot, an actor with roles on "Silver Spoons" and "She's the Sheriff" among other television shows, found a cache of Burnham photos at the Radium Open Air Market in Torrance, California. A collector and seller of old photos, Lightfoot sold the images on eBay. "I got several emails about it," Lightfoot said of his Burnham collection. "It just showed up in a box of stuff I bought. I wish some was that interested in my career." Most of Burnham's items ended up in the hands of two collectors, one in California and the other in Kentucky. The man in Kentucky was Byron Lang, a former police officer. Lang said after buying the photos, medical records and other items related to Turnham, he wrote the actress a letter offering to send the items to her free of charge. "She didn't respond. I think she was trying to stay out of the public eye," Lang said. "She was living in a mobile home in Compton. The more you got into it, the sadder it was. There were people around the corner that were trying to call her and contact her. You know how people develop this unhealthy obsession with actors and so forth." Interviews with several people revealed that most of Turnham's stuff is now in the hands of a man in Australia. Reached by email, the man did not want his name used but said he bought nearly all of her items from various collectors, with the aim to have them returned to Burnham. Some sellers cut the signature of Burnham's mother out of her contracts, and tried to sell them as Burnham autographs. The Australian fan said the records include hundreds of photographs, dozens of contracts, letters from fans, friends, family and a boyfriend; hundreds of tax receipts; some drawings Turnham created; her birth certificate; her school diploma and tassel; and medical records.
5When someone dies in Los Angeles County, officials work to notify next-of-kin if no one has come forward. They wait for three years to bury the dead (the embalmed body held in the LA County Morgue), which gives family members a chance to locate their missing relatives. The unclaimed dead, after three years, are cremated and end up in a common grave in the county's public cemetery. Anyone can buy remains that have gone unclaimed after two years, according to a spokeswoman for the morgue. Fans, including Reuben Febus of New York, worried Burnham would be buried in a common grave. According to documents from the LA County Morgue, Febus received authority to have her ashes transported to him in New York; charges included $340 for the cremation. "Even if you don't know the person, you develop a relationship, as strange as that sounds," Febus said, who pursued her autograph for about 15 years, a common grave isn't fitting for Burnham; whose death certificate says she died of cardiac arrest, but also dealt with hypertension, diabetes and depression. "I became disgusted with myself," Febus said. "Here I am, chasing an autograph. That's a person, not an autograph. She's a human being, with hopes and dreams, just like anyone else." Fetus said. Terry Burnham is buried in an actors and performers cemetery in Westchester County, New York. "It's too bad she didn't reach out and open herself up a bit with communication," Andrew Ramage said. "There's something lost there." And maybe the long wait between Burnham's death and burial can be summed up in the words she once uttered in the middle ground between light and shadow. "I'm in no hurry".
6Elizabeth Teresa "Terry" Burnham was born in Los Angeles on August 8, 1949, but moved to Long Beach with her parents at age 4. She attended Mark Twain Elementary, Bancroft Junior and Lakewood High Schools. Terry Burnham was a child actress who performed along-side some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Her acting credits included roles in television's programs: "I Love Lucy," "Leave it to Beaver," "Wagon Train;" and the 1959 Ross Hunter Universal International Pictures' feature film "Imitation of Life," with Lana Turner (at age 38, b.2.08.1921-d.6.29.1995, age 74). Terry (filmed at age 9) appeared as 'Susie' (film's age - 6). This film, which focuses on the relationship struggles of mothers and daughters, was Lana Turner's first since a very public scandal involving Turner (at age 37) and her daughter Cheryl Crane (at age 14, b.7.25.1943). The previous year, the fourteen year old Cheryl had fatally stabbed Turner's boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato (b.10.10.1925-d.4.4.1958, age 32). Stompanato, who had chauffeured and was a bodyguard for Mickey Cohen as one of his first jobs after arriving in Los Angeles, had been in a Friday midnight brawl with Lana after Lana had discovered Johnny had been molesting her daughter Cheryl. Turner and Cheryl Crane's actions were deemed justifiable homicide. Nonetheless, the killing and subsequent scandal created a rift between Turner and her daughter, and seriously threatened to end her film career. However, Turner channeled the pain from her real-life experience and applied it to this film. It would prove to be financially and critically successful, and served as a comeback vehicle for Lana Turner.
7Terry Burnham (at age 11) played the role of a blank-faced girl who delivered a deathly warning on a 1960 episode of "The Twilight Zone." The retired actress lived in Long Beach, California after living in obscurity during the latter part of her life, has since become an obsession of fans all over the world -- they've snapped up her belongings in online auctions and at swap meets; her photos and medical records have turned up as far away as Australia. A fan in New York even acquired her cremated and unclaimed remains from the Los Angeles County morgue. "A lot of people, both local and not, have been looking for Terry Burnham for a long time," said Andrew Ramage, owner and curator of www.twilightzone-museum.com, a web-site dedicated to the show. "She left no next of kin. The Holy Grail of 'Twilight Zone' is Terry." The fascination with her life and death among a handful of devoted fans, as Rod Serling might say, remains in the "dimension of imagination".
8Blonde American child actress (from the age of four) of the mid 1950s and early 70s. She gave a memorable performance, as "Markie", in the first season The Twilight Zone (1959) episode, The Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child (1960). Retired in 1971.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Insight1971TV SeriesEllen
Family Affair1967-1969TV SeriesRita Stone / Ingrid
My Three Sons1966TV SeriesGail McGee / Georgie
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!1966Doris Meade
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1964TV SeriesWilladean Wills
Wagon Train1959-1964TV SeriesCharlotte Endicott / Marie Lefton / Prudence / ...
Leave It to Beaver1962TV SeriesVirginia
General Electric Theater1959-1962TV SeriesPenny / Lily / Cissy Owens
I Love My Doctor1962TV MovieLiz Barkley
87th Precinct1961TV SeriesJane Mencken
Thriller1960-1961TV SeriesJoan Wilson / Tessa Kilburn
Key Witness1960Gloria Morrow
Hawaiian Eye1960TV SeriesPatty Seldon
Markham1960TV SeriesJudy Frost
The Twilight Zone1960TV SeriesMarkie
M Squad1958-1960TV SeriesPatti Blocker / Laurie Grayson
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesWagon Girl
Colt .451959TV SeriesEmily Bass
Imitation of Life1959Susie - 6
Cimarron City1959TV SeriesCynthia Barton
Tales of Wells Fargo1959TV SeriesJosie
Make Room for Daddy1959TV SeriesGirl In Play
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958TV SeriesPrincess
Hi, Grandma!1958TV Movie
Whirlybirds1957TV SeriesJosie Fisher
Climax!1955TV Series

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Twilight Zone1960TV Series performer - 1 episode

Known for movies


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