Oscar Brand Net Worth

Oscar Brand Net Worth is
$7 Million

Oscar Brand Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Oscar Brand (born February 7, 1920) is a folk singer, songwriter, and author. In his career, spanning over 60 years, he has composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums, among them Canadian and American patriotic songs. Brand's music runs the gamut from novelty songs to serious social commentary and spans a number of genres.He has also written a number of short stories, including: "The Miser's Gold," about two young brothers who dare each other to spend the night in an allegedly haunted house - only to discover that "allegedly" is inapplicable. The boys encounter the ghost of a wealthy but lonely man; greatly amused by their reasons for being there, he names them as heirs to his considerable fortune."The Hitchhiker," about a young man who, on the way home from a party, picks up a beautiful young woman who turns out to be much more than she seems.
IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameOscar Brand
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1920
DiedSeptember 30, 2016, Great Neck, New York, United States
Place Of BirthWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Composer
EducationBrooklyn College
SpouseKaren Lynn Grossman (m. 1970)
ChildrenJordan Brand, Jeannie Brand, Eric Brand, James Brand, Cats on the Rooftops, Save a Fighter Pilot's Ass, Roll Your Leg Over
ParentsI. Z. Brand
AwardsPeabody Award
AlbumsPresidential Campaign Songs 1789 - 1996
MoviesChords of Fame
Star SignAquarius
1Since I first learned that words had meaning and that they could be communicated via the printed page, I have wanted to be a writer. I've also had a love affair with the stage -- since the day in 1924 when I was admitted free into the Pantages Theatre in Winnipeg.
2If you're carrying a guitar, you can feel safe anywhere in the world.
1Oscar Brand continues to broadcast his program, "Folksong Festival" on Radio Station WNYC every week. Now it is heard on Saturday Nights at 10:00 PM instead of on Sunday Nights. It has the distinction of being the longest continuously broadcast program on radio, worldwide. It is so noted in the Guinness Book of World Records. It was originally supposed to be a temporary program but here it is 71 years later still being broadcast and featuring folk singers of today and yesterday. His last show was September 24, 2016. [September 2016]
2Hired as coordinator of folk music for New York City's municipal radio station, WNYC, in 1945. His half-hour Sunday evening broadcast, Folksong Festival, was hugely popular. He later specialized in the songs of American servicemen, of which he recorded several albums, including "G.I.: American Army Songs" (Riverside), "Every Inch a Sailor" (Elektra), "Tell it to the Marines" (Elektra), and "The Wild Blue Yonder" (Elektra).
3Graduated from Brooklyn College in 1942 with B.A. in abnormal psychology.
4His father, I. Z. Brand, was an interpreter to the Indians for the Hudson's Bay Company at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.
5For his work in films, books, and recordings, he won many awards, including the Valley Forge Memorial Award, the Golden Reel Award, the Scholastic Award, the awards of the Edinburgh and Venice film festivals, the New York Critics Award, the National Council of Christians and Jews award, the Peabody citation, Brooklyn College's Community Service Award, and the Thomas Alva Edison Award for the best children's program.
6He served as president of Heritage Music and of Harlequin Productions, Inc.


Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 20062006TV Movie writer: "A Guy is a Guy"
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentary performer: "Circle"
The Fox1967lyrics: "Roll It Over" / music: "Roll It Over"
A Ballad for the Fair1964Documentary short performer: "A Ballad for the Fair" / writer: "A Ballad for the Fair"


The Rovers Comedy House1981TV Series
Draw Me a Laugh1949TV Series


Dodge City2005Documentary short

Music Department

8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements1957singer


American Masters2005TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Lead Belly: Life, Legend, LegacyDocumentary post-productionHimself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation2012DocumentaryHimself
Blacklist: Recovering the Life of Canada Lee2008DocumentaryInterviewee
The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun2006Video documentary
The Legend of Liam Clancy2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
American Masters1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentaryHimself
Chords of Fame1984DocumentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1963-1972TV SeriesHimself - Folk Singer / Himself - Folksinger
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself
Today1966TV SeriesHimself
First Look1965TV Series documentaryHost
Once Upon a Coffee House1965Himself
A Ballad for the Fair1964Documentary shortHimself (voice)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Camera Three1959TV SeriesHimself
It Takes Everybody to Build This Land1951Documentary shortHimself

Won Awards

1996Personal AwardPeabody Awards

Known for movies

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