Janis Ian Net Worth

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  • Full Name: Janis Ian
  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Date Of Birth: April 7, 1951
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Profession: Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
  • Education: East Orange Campus High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Patricia Snyder (m. 2003), Tino Sargo (m. 1978–1983)
  • Parents: Victor Eddy Fink, Pearl Eddy Fink
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janisianpage
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealjanisian
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0406283/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/janis-ian-mn0000213212
  • Awards: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, At Seventeen, Society’s Child, Fly Too High
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Locus Award for Best Anthology, At Seventeen, Society’s Child, Fly Too High
  • Movies: Janis Ian: Live at Club Cafe


  • (after guesting on a Howard Stern pay-per-view New Year’s Eve event) “It was the most disgusting thing I ever saw… and I hope they invite me back.”


  • Her 1965 song “Society’s Child”, about a black man dating a white woman, was turned down by 22 record labels because of its subject matter before Verve/Folkways took a chance on it. It eventually sold more than one million copies.
  • First musical guest (with Billy Preston) to feature on the television premiere of Saturday Night Live (1975) (11 October 1975). George Carlin was host.
  • Recorded the song “My Tennessee Hills” with country legend Dolly Parton for her 2004 album “Billie’s Bones”.
  • Considered for the part of Carla in Cheers (1982) (Rhea Perlman later got it).
  • Studied acting with Stella Adler in an effort to improve her stage presence.
  • Her stage name comes from her brother’s name, Ian.
  • Divorced her husband in the early 1970s because he’d abused her, and she decided not to tolerate it or let matters go any further. Later compared her situation to that of Nicole Brown Simpson, who’d long tolerated abuse by husband O.J. Simpson – and wound up being murdered.
  • Suffered a financial crisis in the 1990s, due to poor choices on the part of her management; the only way to bail herself out was to sell her publishing.
  • Had her prized Martin acoustic guitar stolen at a show in the 1970s; she posted its serial number in the liner notes to her 1990s albums, requesting that it be returned.
  • Was considered in some circles to have been a “one-hit wonder” twice – first in 1967 with “Society’s Child”, then in 1975 with “At Seventeen” (a mid-twenties look back at her teen years).
  • Her The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) appearance was censored in several US television markets, when she performed “Society’s Child” – her song about the then-controversial issue of interracial dating.


Title Year Status Character
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
BoJack Horseman 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Interestings 2016 TV Movie performer: “Between The Lines” – uncredited / writer: “Between The Lines” – uncredited
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry 2014 Documentary performer: “Too Old to Go ‘Way Little Girl” / writer: “Too Old to Go ‘Way Little Girl”
Blood Ties 2013/I performer: “At Seventeen” / writer: “At Seventeen”
Cloclo 2012 writer: “17 ans At Seventeen”
The Simpsons TV Series writer – 3 episodes, 1992 – 2010 performer – 2 episodes, 1997 – 2010
Nothing Special 2010 arranger: “We Endure” / performer: “We Endure” / writer: “We Endure”
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Mean Girls 2004 performer: “At Seventeen” / writer: “At Seventeen”
Home of Phobia 2004 writer: “At Seventeen”
Oz 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Scotland, Pa. 2001 performer: “At Seventeen” / writer: “At Seventeen”
Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 writer: “At Seventeen”
Desert Blue 1998 “Sweet Misery”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Freedom 1981 TV Movie writer: “On My Way to Me”, “Dear Billy”, “Sugar Mountain”
Day of Resurrection 1980 lyrics: “You Are Love Toujours Gai Mon Cher” / performer: “You Are Love Toujours Gai Mon Cher”
Foxes 1980 lyrics: “Fly Too High” / performer: “Fly Too High”
The Orphan 1979 performer: “I Need to Live Alone” / writer: “I Need to Live Alone”
Claude François – le film de sa vie 1979 Documentary writer: “17 ans At Seventeen”
The Bell Jar 1979 performer: “Here Comes The Night” / producer: “Here Comes The Night” / writer: “Here Comes The Night”
Rock Concert TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1979 writer – 1 episode, 1979
Kishibe no arubamu 1977 TV Series “Will You Dance?”
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1975 writer – 1 episode, 1975
Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever 1973 TV Movie writer: “Jesse”
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
Joy 2010/II Short
Ruby Dreams 1994 Short
Four Rode Out 1970
Sunday Father 1969 Short
Title Year Status Character
Getting On 2015 TV Series Mrs. Belfontaine
Four Rode Out 1970 The Singer
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Teito taisen 1989 composer: theme song “Heaven Knows”
Happiness Is Loving Your Teacher 1977 Short song performer
Title Year Status Character
Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
Song by Song 2013 TV Series Herself
Who Is Clinn Rippy? 2012 Documentary Herself
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour 2006 TV Series Herself
Barend en Van Dorp 2000 TV Series Herself – Performer
Lauren Hutton and… 1995 TV Series Herself
New Year’s Rotten Eve 1994 Video Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Herself
The Howard Stern Interview 1993 TV Series Herself
Querido cabaret 1991 TV Series Herself
Àngel Casas Show 1988 TV Series Herself
Ladybirds 1984 TV Series Herself
The David Letterman Show 1980 TV Series Herself
Lena 1980 TV Series Herself
Rock Concert 1975-1979 TV Series Herself
The Alan Hamel Show 1978 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1978 TV Series Herself – Vocalist / Herself – Co-Host / Herself – Folksinger
The Shirley Bassey Show 1976 TV Series Herself
Saturday Night Live 1975 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1975 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The Midnight Special 1975 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Herself
45 1974 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
Telescope 1968 TV Series documentary Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Herself