Jenny Jones Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Feb 20, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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Jenny Jones began her career as a drummer in a rock band and then tried her hand at stand-up comedy in the '80s.
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About Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones is a Canadian-American talk show host born Janina Stronski on June 7, 1946.

From 1991-2003, she hosted a daytime talk show, 'The Jenny Jones Show'. She had modest comedic success, winning the 1986 season of the TV talent show 'Star Search'.

Before that, she had television appearances on 'The Price Is Right' in 1979, where she won $12,955 in cash and prizes, including a sports car and $6,000, 'Match Game' in 1981 (as Jenny Wilburn, where she won $5,500), and 'Press Your Luck' in 1985, where she won $18,706 over three days.

Jones launched The Jenny Jones Foundation in 2005 to help individuals in need. The primary areas of attention include education, women's health, and community development across the country.

Jenny Jones Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jenny Jones' net worth?

The net worth of Jenny Jones is $10 million.

How much does Jenny Jones earn per year?

Jenny Jones earns around $4 million annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jenny Jones?

Jenny Jones is 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) tall.

How old is Jenny Jones?

Jenny is 76 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jenny Jones was born in Bethlehem under the British Mandate of Palestine. When she appeared on 'Match Game' in 1981, she revealed her birthplace. Her family emigrated to Italy, and from there, they moved to Canada in 1948. Zosia, a seamstress and dressmaker, and John Stroski, a Polish army officer serving in the British Armed Forces at Jones' birth, were both Polish immigrants. Jones grew up in a conservative, Catholic environment in London, Ontario. In Canada, her parents owned a bridal shop.

Jenny Jones began her career as a drummer in a rock band and then tried her hand at stand-up comedy in the '80s.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jenny Jones' partner?

Jones has had three marriages. She married musician Al Gambino in 1970; they divorced in 1972. Jones married record marketing executive Buz Wilburn in 1973; they separated in 1980. A former marriage was declared null and void. She is now in a long-term relationship with Denis McCallion, a film site manager.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jenny Jones presented 'The Jenny Jones Show', a syndicated daytime tabloid talk show in the United States. Telepictures produced it, and Warner Bros. Television distributed it. The show aired from September 1991-September 2003 and was taped at the WMAQ-TV studios in Chicago.

An episode of 'The Jenny Jones Show' about secret crushes was surrounded by controversy when one of the people who appeared on the show, Jonathan Schmitz, committed a crime against another show guest, Scott Amedure.

Amedure's family then sued 'The Jenny Jones Show's' producers, claiming they should have known about Schmitz's history of mental illness. Jones stated in interviews that the producers warned Schmitz that his secret admirer might be a man, but Schmitz mistook the admirer for a woman. Jones also noted that the program did not want Schmitz to find out about the outcome of his secret crush. The initial verdict favored the Amedure family, and the show was ordered to pay them $25 million. The Michigan appellate court later overturned the verdict.

JennyJones.com is her official website, JennyCanCook.com is her cooking website, and JennyJones.com is her YouTube cooking channel. JennysHeroes.com, another website she created in 2008, includes stories from anonymous people who have positively touched their communities.

Since the website's inception, Jones has given over $1,000,000 to 50 persons regarded as heroes. The website is based on a portion of Jenny Jones' talk show in which such persons were also highlighted.

Jenny Jones, the talk show host, is sometimes confused with the British Olympic medal winner of the same name.

Charity Work

Jones launched The Jenny Jones Foundation in 2005 to help individuals in need. The primary areas of attention include education, women's health, and community development across the country.

Jenny Jones founded Jenny's Heroes in 2008, a program in which she gives $2 million of her own money to those who wish to make a difference in their local communities through The Jenny Jones Foundation.

Jones served as an honorary chairperson for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation. The annual Chicago Race For The Cure promotes awareness and raises funds for breast cancer research.

Jenny Jones also provided the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in Cook County with a mobile mammography motor bus. Jones started The Image Foundation as a resource for women looking for information on implants and help with body image issues.

'Jenny Jones: My Story', her autobiography, was published in 1997, with all revenues benefiting breast cancer research. Her cookbook 'Look Good, Feel Great' was released in 2006, and Jones donated the proceeds to the City of Hope's breast cancer research iniative.

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Jenny Jones Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Janina Stronski

Date of Birth

1946-07-06

Nationality

Palestinian

Place of Birth

Bethlehem

Age

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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

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