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Bob Steele Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
Portland, USA
116 years old
Birth Date
January 22 1907

Bob Steele Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Virginia Nash Tatem
Robert Bradbury, Nieta Quinn

About Bob Steele 

Bob Steele was born on January 1, 1920, in Los Angeles, California.

Bob was an American actor and singer. In addition to acting, Steele also had a successful singing career.

Bob released several albums and singles throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Bob Steele died on December 21, 1988, at the age of 68. His net worth included his assets from his acting and singing careers, as well as investments and real estate holdings.

In his career, he acted in hundreds of tv shows with his birth name until 'The Mojave Kid' (he acted as Bob Saunders). When Republican Pictures aired their series, 'Three Mesquiteers', Steele got a role there as the character Tucson Smith. You may know Steele for starring in different films like 'Human Desire' (as Jasper Norton), 'The Fox', 'Daniel Boone Thru The Wilderness' (as Jim Bryan), 'Davy Crockett At The Fall Of The Alamo' (as Pinky Smith), 'Trail Of Courage' (as Tex Reeves), 'Hunted Men' (as Dick Stockdale) and 'The Land Of Missing Men' (as Steve O'Neil). Keep reading for more such facts on Bob Steele, the actor in 'The Big Sleep'.

Bob Steele's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Bob Steele’s net worth?

At the beginning of his career, Bob Steele started performing with his father in the show, 'Adventures Of Bill And Bob'.

Bob Steele has a net worth of $11 million.

How much did Bob Steele earn per year?

Bob Steele started his career by getting hired by the company, Film Booking Offices of America. His per-year earnings are, however, still unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Bob Steele?

Bob Steele was known to be 5 ft 4 in (165 cm) tall, which is the height of an average American.

How old was Bob Steele?

On December 21, 1988, Bob Steele passed away from emphysema at the age of 88 in Burbank, California, USA. He is buried in a crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Childhood And Education

Bob Steele started his journey with a vaudeville family in Portland, Oregon.

Steele was a son to Robert Bradbury and Nieta Quinn and a twin brother to Bill Bradbury. The family used to roam around but in the '10s his father got a job in movies, initially as an actor and then he became a director, so they stayed in Hollywood. Robert North Bradbury took both of his sons for the juvenile leads in 'The Adventure Of Bill And Bob'. Bob Steele was educated at Glendale High School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Bob Steele’s partner?

Bob Steele was married to Virginia Nash Tatem in 1939 and the couple stayed together until his death. He was previously married to Louise A. Chessman in 1931, and Alice Petty Hackley in 1935. He divorced them for unknown reasons. There is no detailed explanation of other relationships Bob Steele had.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 1957, Bob Steele was seen in the episode, 'The Peacemaker' of ABC/Warner Brothers western series, 'Colt .45', and later the same year he got the role of Sam Shoulders in 'Bunch Quitter' at the beginning of his film career.

Bob Steele acted in two episodes of 'The Californians'. Bob Steele was with James Gamer in Maverick and he also performed in 'Holiday at Hollow Rock', 'The War Of The Silver Kings', and 'The Seventh Hand'. Bob Steele got the role of Kirby in the series, 'In Memoriam'. In this, he was with Madlyn Rhue and Agnes Moorehead. Bob Steele got the role of Nick Adams in 'The Rebel'. When Stanley Andrews produced 'Death Valley Days', he starred Bob Steele and Mason Alan Dinehart. Bob Steele with Tom Tryon, acted on the 'Texas John Slaughter' by Walt Disney. He got the role of Luke Short, a frontier gunfighter, in 'The Texan'. In the '60s, Bob Steele was in ABC's 'F Troop' as Trooper Duffy. Here he became aware of his comic talent as Trooper Duffy. 'F Troop' was based on a piece by Davy Crockett.

Charity Work

Bob Steele with his family of venture philanthropists, accommodated The Steele Family Foundation in California and made supporting roles for underprivileged people.

What awards did Bob Steele win?

In 1983, Bob Steele got the Golden Boot Award.

Other Interesting Bob Steele Facts And Trivia

  • During the '40s, there were cowboy roles, where Bob Steele was seen to perform with eye-make-up and lipstick but later his role did not get the recognition.
  • In 1946 Bob Steele acted on W=westerns, like 'The Big Sleep' by Howard Hawks, 'Ambush Trail', 'The Comancheros', 'Rio Bravo', and 'Rio Lobo'. He also acted on 'Island In The Sky' by John Wayne.
  • During 1920-1940, Bob Steele started securing his career by acting with minor film studios in their B-Westerns. These minor film studios are Tiffany, Republic, Producers Releasing Corporation, Monogram, Syndicate, and Supreme. His first A-movie was based on 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck.
  • He owned a horse, who he named Bullet

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