Carroll Baker Net Worth

What is the estimated net worth of the actress Carroll Baker? She is a person both men and women like and cherish. It is people like she who make us look up to Hollywood and other movie stars. We will talk about her net worth, but first, a little bit more about the actress herself. She is an American born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S. on the May 28, 1931. Finding her talents at quite a young age, she studied and later graduated from Actors Studio. Over a period of time she was selected to appear in many movies and TV shows. Popular in her home country and across the globe, Carroll Baker stands at 5′ 5″ (1.65 m). Donald Burton (m. 1978–2007), Jack Garfein (m. 1955–1969), Louie Ritter (m. 1953–1953) and Blanche Baker, Herschel Garfein make up her family. Since we know that Hollywood actors earn six, seven or even eight figure sums, Carroll Baker is no exception, having an estimated net worth of $4 Million.

Read more about Carroll Baker Biography

Carroll attended Greensburg Salem High School and is said to have been a prominent and successful student, appearing in school musicals and being a part of other school clubs and activities. Having moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, Baker enrolled into St. Petersburg College, and her career in the entertainment field began at that time. She went on to become a magician’s assistant, and joined a dance company later on. Wishing to pursue her career furthermore, Carroll moved to Queens, New York City, although during that time she was struggling financially, even to keep her apartment. Baker decided to develop her acting skills furthermore, and enrolled into the Actors Studio where she established a friendship with actor James Dean, whom she would work with later on. Her first jobs were appearances in several commercials, going on to play a couple of small television and movie roles, which established her net worth.

Having made her big screen debut in ‘’Easy to Love’’ in 1953, Carroll caught the eye of the media and due to the positive critiques she received, eventually appeared in two Broadway plays in 1953 – “Escapade” and “All Summer Long”. After turning down several movie roles, Baker made her big breakthrough in ‘’Giant’’, a 1965 Western drama movie, portraying Luz Benedict II alongside James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson. In the same year, Baker got the role in ‘’Baby Doll’’, a dark comedy drama adapted from two Tennessee Williams’ one-act play; the role of a teenage bride married to the middle-aged owner of a cotton gin gained her a lot of recognition and critical praise in the acting industry, being her most notable part. However, the movie caused a lot of drama and received a backlash from Roman Catholic Church criticizing it for apparent lack of morals. Nonetheless, ‘’Baby Doll’’ achieved success in the box office, making $2.3 million in total, very significant at that time, and boosted her net worth.

In the following years, Carroll declined several movie roles which affected her partnership with Warner Bros. Being put under suspension, she wasn’t able to perform in several movies. When her suspension was over, she was cast in ‘’The Big Country’’ as Patricia Terrill, which received a mostly positive reaction, but wasn’t considered to be Baker’s finest work. One of her notable roles was her portrayal of Ellie Brown in a 1959 comedy film ‘’But Not for Me’’, with her acting skills critically praised and acknowledged by both critics and the audience. During mid-60s, Baker played a variety of notorious and problematic characters.

In the mid-‘70s, Carroll moved to Italy looking for new acting experiences, and went on to appear in several horror and thriller films, which gave her the opportunity to prove her skills in a different genre.

She subsequently wrote an autobiography entitled ‘’Babydoll: An Autobiography’’ in 1983.

Having returned to American movies and theatre, Baker played a wide range of characters – from naïve to bold and flamboyant ones, including Eleanor Crisp in ‘’Kindergarten Cop’’ in 1990, which was a huge success. In the following years, Baker played supporting roles in plenty movies, before eventually retiring in 2003.

In her personal life, Baker has been married three times, firstly in 1953 to Louie Ritter but which lasted less than a year. From her second marriage to Jack Garfein (1955-69), she has two children. She was thirdly married to British actor Donald Burton from 1978 until his death in 2007.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Carroll Baker
  • Net Worth: $4 Million
  • Date Of Birth: May 28, 1931
  • Died: March 5, 1945, Reidsville, Georgia, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Actors Studio
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Donald Burton (m. 1978–2007), Jack Garfein (m. 1955–1969), Louie Ritter (m. 1953–1953)
  • Children: Blanche Baker, Herschel Garfein
  • Parents: Virginia Duffy, William Watson Baker
  • Siblings: Ginny Baker, Virginia Baker
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  • Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Juno Award for Best Country Female Artist
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Juno Award for Best Female Artist, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
  • Movies: Baby Doll, The Carpetbaggers, How the West Was Won, The Big Country, Private Lessons, Cheyenne Autumn, Kindergarten Cop, Something Wild, Giant, Ironweed, Harlow, Easy to Love, The Watcher in the Woods, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Miracle, Star 80, But Not for Me, Sylvia, Bad, Captain Apache, M…


  • [on working with George Peppard in The Carpetbaggers (1964)] As I understand it, [he] later became a nice guy, a gentleman, but when we worked together back then, he was pretentious, egotistical, a brat, and an asshole–and that’s just for starters! He pretended he was seven years younger than he was; he even claimed to be a bachelor and denied he was married–in front of me (I knew better), he denied their existence. The role of Jonas Cord in “The Carpetbaggers” really went to his big head. He acquired delusions of grandeur–thought he was God’s gift to women and the movies! His attitude towards me was very bizarre–he acted as though we’d never met! Or that I had a husband! George asked not “if” but “when” we could be intimate together! He came to my house uninvited with an ultimatum–if I don’t have an affair with him, he’ll have an affair with Elizabeth Ashley! Can you believe this guy? He was totally jealous of any and all attention I received!
  • [on John Ford, with whom she worked on How the West Was Won (1962) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964)] I adored and admired “Pappy”, and have been grateful forever to have been able to work with him-twice, the second time on “Cheyenne Autumn”. Elia Kazan was, without a doubt, the best actor’s director, but John Ford put “motion” in motion pictures. I learned more about the visual side of pictures from him–a very unique experience. No amount of time spent at the Actors Studio could have taught me nearly as much!
  • [Joseph E. Levine] behaved like he owned me. My husband thought it was all terrific as long as I kept bringing in the money. I started objecting to everything, but it was too late. The sex-symbol image had already started. I turned down parts and they blacklisted me. The press attacked me viciously at every opportunity. I came very close to suicide.
  • Life seems to be a never-ending series of survivals, doesn’t it?
  • The big one I missed out on was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). MGM wanted me for it, and Warner Bros. wouldn’t give me permission to do it.
  • I was very young when I saw Gone with the Wind (1939), but I fell in love with Clark Gable. And when I got to work with him, I couldn’t believe it. I still had a crush on him. He was quite an old man by then; he must have seen that I was head over heels, even though I was married.
  • After Baby Doll (1956) I did some Westerns. I would try to do something so far away from “Baby Doll”.
  • Bad directors are the ones who want to tell you every move, and think they’re a better actor than you.
  • When Clark Gable kissed me, they had to carry me off the set.


  • As of 2016 she is the 3rd earliest surviving recipient of a Best Actress Oscar nomination, behind only Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Caron. She was nominated in 1956 for Baby Doll (1956).
  • Gave birth to her first child at age 25, daughter Blanche Joy Garfein (aka Blanche Baker) on December 20, 1956. The child’s father is Jack Garfein, who was her second husband.
  • Gave birth to her second child, son Herschel David Garfein, in 1959. The child’s father is Jack Garfein, who was her second husband.
  • Ex-mother-in-law of Bruce Van Dusen.
  • She has English and Polish ancestry.
  • Currently living in London, England. [August 2010]
  • Ms. Burton had spent much of her life from the late 1990s to 2007, caring for her third husband, who suffered from emphysema. She remained retired from acting since being widowed in 2007.
  • Retired from acting in 2003 after 50 years in the motion picture industry.
  • Celebrity spokesperson of Foster Grant sunglasses during the 1960s.
  • She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on May 4, 2001.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  • Despite playing their daughter in Giant (1956), Baker was just 9 years younger than Rock Hudson and actually 9 months older than Elizabeth Taylor.
  • Visited USS Ticonderoga CV-14 with Bob Hope as part of his morale boosting visits for the soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Vietnam War in 1965.
  • Received a career Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Hoboken International Film Festival.
  • Received the National Arts Club Medal of Honor in New York City in 2009.
  • She became a nightclub dancer to raise money for her tuition at the Actors Studio.
  • Though it may only be studio hype, in 1964 an African Masai chieftain reportedly was so fascinated by Baker that he offered 150 cows, 200 goats and sheep, and $750 for her while she was on location in Kenya for Mister Moses (1965).
  • While in Hollywood to test for Giant (1956), director Nicholas Ray met with her on James Dean’s suggestion to discuss playing the role of Judy in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Baker’s new husband Jack Garfein insisted that she return to New York once the test was shot, and negotiations were broken off.
  • When she refused to play a nymphomaniac in the trashy Too Much, Too Soon (1958), Warner Bros. refused to loan her out to appear opposite Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas in The Devil’s Disciple (1959).
  • Her trouble with Warner Bros. continued when she declined to act in a series of movies based on books by pulp writer Erskine Caldwell. This led to her losing out on outside offers to do The Three Faces of Eve (1957) for 20th Century-Fox, and both Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and The Brothers Karamazov (1958) for MGM.
  • Miss Florida Fruits and Vegetables of 1949.


  • Voluptuous figure
  • Sparkling blue eyes
  • Platinum blonde hair
  • Deep sultry voice
  • Often plays brash, flamboyant women


Title Year Status Character
The Fourth Victim 1971 Julie Spencer / Lillian Martin
W. Somerset Maugham 1970 TV Series Sadie Thompson
A Quiet Place to Kill 1970 Helen
Così dolce… così perversa 1969 Nicole Perrier
Paranoia 1969 Kathryn West
Il dolce corpo di Deborah 1968 Deborah
Jack of Diamonds 1967 Carroll Baker
Her Harem 1967 Margherita
Harlow 1965/I Jean Harlow
Mister Moses 1965 Julie Anderson
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 Veronica
Sylvia 1965 Sylvia: West (Karoki, Kay, Carlyle)
Cheyenne Autumn 1964 Deborah Wright
The Carpetbaggers 1964 Rina Marlowe Cord
Armchair Theatre 1963 TV Series Lena Roland
Station Six-Sahara 1963 Catherine
How the West Was Won 1962 Eve Prescott
Something Wild 1961 Mary Ann Robinson
Bridge to the Sun 1961 Gwen Terasaki
The Miracle 1959 Teresa
But Not for Me 1959 Ellie Brown / Borden
The Big Country 1958 Patricia Terrill
Baby Doll 1956 Baby Doll Meighan
Giant 1956 Luz Benedict II
Danger 1955 TV Series
The Web 1954 TV Series
Easy to Love 1953 Clarice
Monodrama Theater 1952 TV Series
The Lyon’s Den 2003 TV Series Jack’s Mother
Another Woman’s Husband 2000 TV Movie Laurel’s Mom
Roswell 1999 TV Series Grandma Claudia
Nowhere to Go 1998 Nana
Rag and Bone 1998 TV Movie Sister Marie, Tony’s Aunt
Heart Full of Rain 1997 TV Movie Edith Pearl Dockett
The Game 1997 Ilsa
North Shore Fish 1997 TV Movie Arlyne
Skeletons 1997 TV Movie Nancy Norton
Just Your Luck 1996 Video Momie
La signora della citt 1996 TV Movie Martha Sheppard
Dalva 1996 TV Movie Naomi
In the Flesh 1995 Elaine Mitchelson
Chicago Hope 1995 TV Series Sylvie Tannen
A Kiss to Die For 1993 TV Movie Mrs. Graham
L.A. Law 1993 TV Series Rae Morrison
Murder, She Wrote 1993 TV Series Sibella Stone
Men Don’t Tell 1993 TV Movie Ruth
Judgment Day: The John List Story 1993 TV Movie Alma List
South of Sunset 1993 TV Series Mrs. Weston
Cyber Eden 1992 Madame
Davis Rules 1992 TV Series
P.S.I. Luv U 1991 TV Series Victoria
Blonde Fist 1991 Lovelle Summers
Tales from the Crypt 1991 TV Series Mother Paloma
Grand 1990 TV Series Viva
Kindergarten Cop 1990 Eleanor Crisp
Gipsy Angel 1990 Phoebe (as Carrol Baker)
Ironweed 1987 Annie Phelan
On Fire 1987 TV Movie Maureen
Native Son 1986 Mrs. Dalton
What Mad Pursuit? 1985 TV Movie Louise Steinhauser
Hitler’s S.S.: Portrait in Evil 1985 TV Movie Gerda Hoffman
The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud 1984 Mama Freud
Sharing Time 1984 TV Series Fran Haley
Red Monarch 1983 TV Movie Brown
Star 80 1983 Dorothy’s Mother
The Watcher in the Woods 1980 Helen Curtis
Bloodbath 1979 Treasure
The World Is Full of Married Men 1979 Linda Cooper
Cyclone 1978 Sheila (as Carrol Baker)
Bad 1977 Hazel Aiken
Zerschossene Träume 1976 Carol
La moglie di mio padre 1976 Laura
Thriller 1976 TV Series Sandy Marshall
As of Tomorrow 1976 Polly Pott
At Last, at Last 1975 Lucia (as Carrol Baker)
The Private Lesson 1975 Laura Formenti
The Wide World of Mystery 1975 TV Series Sandy Marshall
The Body 1974 Madeliene
The Flower with the Deadly Sting 1973 Evelyn
Baba Yaga 1973 Baba Yaga
Il coltello di ghiaccio 1972 Martha Caldwell
The Devil with Seven Faces 1971 Julie Harrison / Mary Harrison
Captain Apache 1971 Maude
Title Year Status Character
Western Legenden – Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
American Masters 2008 TV Series documentary Herself – Interviewee
Baby Doll: See No Evil 2006 Video short Herself
Return to ‘Giant’ 2003 Video documentary Herself
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cinerama Adventure 2002 Documentary Herself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Biography 1995-1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Memories of ‘Giant’ 1998 Video documentary Herself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome 1996 Documentary Herself
Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Uncensored 1987 Documentary Herself
Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future 1987 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hee Haw 1983 TV Series Herself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself – Actress
Ladies’ Night 1978 TV Movie Herself
The Lynne Gordon Show 1977 TV Series Herself
James Dean: The First American Teenager 1975 TV Movie documentary Herself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1965-1968 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Paris aktuell 1967 TV Series documentary Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself – Singer / Herself
What’s My Line? 1964-1966 TV Series Herself – Mystery Guest
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show 1966 TV Special documentary Herself
Flashes Festival 1965 Documentary short Herself
Cinépanorama 1965 TV Series documentary Herself
Neues aus Hollywood 1965 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Bob Hope Comedy Special 1965 TV Special Herself
The 22th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1965 TV Special Herself – Accepting Award for Best Foreign Film
Hollywood Backstage 1964 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964 TV Series Herself – Guest
The New Steve Allen Show 1964 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1963 TV Series Herself – Panellist
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
Password All-Stars 1962 TV Series Herself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Herself – Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards
Here’s Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
The Garry Moore Show 1960 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1958 TV Series documentary Herself
The 29th Annual Academy Awards 1957 TV Special documentary Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role and Presenter: Best Original Song
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Saucy 70’s Volume 2 2010 Video documentary
Cannes, 60 ans d’histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary Actress ‘Giant’
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself / Deborah Wright (from Cheyenne Autumn (1964)) (uncredited)
The Making of ‘How the West Was Won’ 1998 Video documentary short Herself (as Carrol Baker)
Sixty Years of Seduction 1981 TV Movie documentary
Bob Hope’s Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops – 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television 1975 TV Special Herself
Lionpower from MGM 1967 Short Herself (uncredited)


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