Karla DeVito Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 20, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
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Robby Benson and Karla DeVito attend the 'Beauty And The Beast' Sing-A-Long DVD Premiere at El Capitan in Hollywood, California.
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About Karla DeVito

Karla DeVito was born on May 29, 1953, in Mokena, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Karla DeVito has remained one of the entertainment industry's most varied talents, gaining success in music, theater, literature, and film. Her YouTube channel has received thousands of views from followers who continue to appreciate her and push her to pursue new creative endeavors.

Karla DeVito Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Karla DeVito’s net worth?

The net worth of that singer is estimated to be $2 million.

How much does Karla DeVito earn per year?

The singer earns quite a good amount from singing, album sales, and concerts.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Karla DeVito?

Karla DeVito stands at 5 ft 4 in (164 cm).

How old is Karla DeVito?

Karla DeVito is 69 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Willow Crest Grade School in Mokena and Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox were Karla DeVito's schools. Prior to fame, Karla DeVito was runner-up for homecoming queen at Lincoln-Way High School. She majored in drama at Loyola University in Chicago. She joined the Chicago cast of 'Godspell' during her freshman year.

Karla studied with Jo Forsberg at the Second City Company in Chicago from 1971 to 1972 and was a member of Bill Murray's Second City children's theater ensemble. She was in the cast of the musical 'Hair' in 1973.

Karla DeVito went on to work as a backup singer for Bruce Springsteen, Meat Loaf, and Blue Oyster Cult. DeVito rose to prominence as a solo artist, opening for Hall & Oates and Rick Springfield.

In 1981, CBS/Epic published Karla's first solo album, 'Is This a Cool World or What?'

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Karla DeVito’s partner?

On July 11, 1982, DeVito married Robby Benson, an actor, director, singer, and teacher. Lyric Benson and Zephyr Benson are her children from her marriage to Robby Benson.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Karla DeVito began her career in 1972 when she joined the national cast of 'Godspell'. She joined the cast of Jim Steinman's musical 'Neverland', which had a run as a workshop production at the Kennedy Center in 1977, after becoming the lead singer of the band Orchestra Luna.

Karla DeVito went on the 'Bat Out Of Hell' tour with Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman to promote the album two months later. Karla DeVito returned to the theater after completing this tour, appearing in an off-Broadway production of Cole Porter's 'Jubilee' and LaMama's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

The singer subsequently went on to Broadway to play the lead in 'The Pirates of Penzance', where she met her future husband, Robby Benson.

On Jim Steinman's sole solo album, 'Bad for Good', the American actress sang 'Dance in My Pants' and appeared in the accompanying music video.

DeVito's debut solo album, 'Is This a Cool World or What?' was released in 1981, and the track 'Bloody Bess' was written as a rock musical about a female pirate in the 17th century.

Karla DeVito also sang background vocals for Blue Öyster Cult and The Sorrows. In the '80s, she opened gigs for Hall & Oates and Rick Springfield as a solo performer.

'Wake 'Em Up in Tokyo', DeVito's second album, was released by A&M Records in 1986. 'We Are Not Alone', one of her songs, was featured in the film 'The Breakfast Club' (1985). DeVito performed in South Carolina in 1989 and then again in 1990 as part of 'An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber'.

Karla DeVito co-starred in the 1990 film 'Modern Love' and sang on two of the soundtrack's songs. In 2002, DeVito recorded the role of Elizabeth for the CD recording of Graham Russell's rock opera 'The Heart Of The Rose'. She sang backup vocals on Meat Loaf's 'Braver Than We Were' in 2016.

Other Interesting Karla DeVito Facts And Trivia

  • Lyric Benson and Zephyr Benson are her children with Robby Benson.
  • The Cherry Lane Theater in New York City serves as the stage where Robby Benson, husband of Karla DeVito, co-wrote and co-starred in the musical production 'Open Heart'.
  • Robby Benson was preparing a new album for Karla DeVito in his recording facility as the pair reached their 30th anniversary in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

Main image credits: S Bukley/Shutterstock

Karla DeVito Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Karla DeVito

Date of Birth

1953-05-28

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Mokena

Age

Height

164 cm

Eye Color

Green

Occupation

Actress, Singer, Songwriter

Education

Loyola University

Net Worth

2000000

Partner

Robby Benson

Parents

Vivienne Devito
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Written by Martha Martins

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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