Burt Sugarman Net Worth

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Burt Sugarman’s professional career began in 1969 when he was hired as the executive producer on the “Dionne Warwick – Souled Out” one hour TV special. This was followed by work on another TV music special “The Switched-On Symphony” in 1970, for which he was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Later that year, Sugarman began serving as the executive producer of “Changing Scene”, a TV special which combined equal parts of music, dancing and comedy as well. He also worked on all three of its sequels, aired in late 1970 and 1971, respectively. All these engagements provided the basis for Burt Sugarman’s current net worth.

Sugarman’s big screen debut occurred in 1971, when he produced the critically booed thriller with Mickey Rooney in the leading role – “The Manipulator”. However, the real breakthrough in Sugarman’s career occurred in 1972, when he began his work on “The Midnight Special” for which he served not only as its producer but was the creator as well. It was a late-night, pop and rock music program which featured live performances, occasionally mixing in comedy acts. It aired on NBC in the early 1980s, andtt is certain than the latter venture massively helped Burt Sugarman to establish himself as a prominent producer in the entertainment industry, which later led to him earning millions.

Some other notable projects of Burt Sugarman certainly include TV game shows such as the 1973 “The Wizard of Odds” as well as “Celebrity Sweepstakes” which aired on NBC between 1974 and 1976. During the 1970s, Burt also produced “The Richard Pryor Show” and “The Richard Pryor Special?,” while in 1980 he served as the executive producer of CBS’s game show “Whew!”. Doubtlessly, all these engagements contributed to the total size of Burt Sugarman’s net worth.

Apart from television, Sugarman has also produced several big screen motion pictures such as, besides all those already mentioned above, “Kiss Me Goodbye” (1982), “Extremities” (1986) as well as “Crimes of the Heart” (1986) and “Mary Hart Presents Love in the Public Eye” (1990). All these accomplishments helped Burt Sugarman to significantly increase his income.

When it comes to his personal life, Sugarman has married three times- from the marriage with Pauline Schur which lasted from 1957 to 1961 when they divorced, he has one child. In 1962, he was engaged to Swedish-American actress Ann-Margaret, while between 1975 and 1980, Burt was married to actress Carol Wayne. Since 1989, he has been married to Mary Hart, an actress, producer and television personality with whom he has welcomed a son.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Burt Sugarman
  • Net Worth: $25 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 4, 1939
  • Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mary Hart (m. 1989), Carol Wayne (m. 1975–1980), Pauline Schur (m. 1957–1961)
  • Children: Alec Jay Sugarman
  • Nicknames: Burton Roy Sugarman
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0837396/
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture, Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Program Achievement in The Field of Variety
  • Movies: Children of a Lesser God, Extremities, Kiss Me Goodbye
  • TV Shows: The Midnight Special


  • Appears in the infomercial for “The Midnight Special – Legendary Performances” video collection. Also appearing are Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina and Donna Summer. [2006]
  • Boyfriend of Patti Chandler and Ann-Margret during the 1960s. Almost married Ann-Margret.
  • Former brother-in-law of Nina Wayne.
  • Father, with Mary Hart, of son Alec Jay “AJ” Sugarman, born on December 24, 1991.


Title Year Status Character
Mary Hart Presents Love in the Public Eye 1990 TV Movie producer
The Newlywed Game 1988 TV Series executive producer
Crimes of the Heart 1986 executive producer
Children of a Lesser God 1986 producer
Extremities 1986 producer
Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 producer
Whew! 1980 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series executive producer – 4 episodes
The Richard Pryor Special? 1977 TV Special executive producer
Celebrity Sweepstakes 1974 TV Series executive producer
The Wizard of Odds 1973 TV Series producer
The Midnight Special 1972 TV Series producer
The Jud Strunk Show 1972 TV Movie executive producer
The Manipulator 1971 executive producer
Stand Up and Cheer 1971 TV Series producer
Changing Scene IV 1971 TV Special executive producer
Changing Scene III 1971 TV Special executive producer
Changing Scene II 1970 TV Special executive producer
Changing Scene 1970 TV Special executive producer
The Switched-On Symphony 1970 TV Special executive producer
Dionne Warwick- Souled Out 1969 TV Special executive producer
Title Year Status Character
A Whisper to a Roar 2012 Documentary special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself – Audience Member
The Last Fight 1983 Himself
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Himself


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