- 1 What is actress Tuesday Weld doing now?
- 2 Who is Tuesday Weld?
- 3 Early Life, Education and Name Change
- 4 Modeling Career
- 5 Acting Career Beginnings
- 6 Her Breakthrough
- 7 The late 1950s
- 8 The early 1960s
- 9 Rise to Stardom
- 10 The 1970s
- 11 The 1980s
- 12 Later Career
- 13 Tuesday Weld Net Worth and Assets
- 14 Personal Life and Marriages
What is actress Tuesday Weld doing now?
Tuesday Weld, one of the most popular actresses in the American film industry, currently lives in her home in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. After retirement from acting in 2001, Tuesday has remained out of the media spotlight, though there were a lot of rumors that she suffers from bipolar disorder and that her daughter takes care of her. However, these rumors have not been confirmed, so we hope that she enjoys her life.
Who is Tuesday Weld?
Susan Ker Weld, better known in the media as Tuesday Weld, was born on the 27th August 1943, in New York City, USA, and is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Maria Wyeth Lang in the comedy-drama film “Play It As It Lays” (1972), playing Katherine in the romantic drama film “Looking For Mr. Goodbar” (1977), portraying Margie Young-Hunt in the TV drama film “The Winter Of Our Discontent” (1983), and as Carol in the crime drama film “Once Upon A Time In America” (1984).
Early Life, Education and Name Change
When it comes to her early life, Tuesday spent her childhood in New York City, where she was raised by her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, who was known for being a member of the Weld family, and her mother, Yosene Balfour Ker, the daughter of artist William Balfour Ker. She had a brother named David Balfour Weld, and a sister named Sarah King Weld. In 1960, she graduated from Hollywood Professional School. Regarding her name, in 1959 she decided to legally change it to Tuesday Weld, which represents an extended version of her childhood nickname ‘Tu Tu’.
Tuesday’s father passed away when she was four-years-old, after which her family was left without money, so her mother was forced to put little Tuesday to work as a child model; as the youngest member of their family, she became their support. Her modeling career was quite successful, as she posed for various campaigns and mail-order catalogs. Unfortunately, the high load of responsibility led to her having a nervous breakdown, after which she became an alcoholic, and had relationships with older men, all of which led to a suicide attempt when she was only 12 years old.
Acting Career Beginnings
After a very difficult period of her life, Tuesday became interested in acting, so her mother helped her to secure an agent. She soon made her debut appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock crime drama film entitled “The Wrong Man” (1956), which was followed by her portrayal of Dori in the musical drama film “Rock Rock Rock!” (1956), starring with such singers as Chuck Berry, Johnny Burnette and Frankie Lymon, which marked the beginning of an increase of her popularity, and net worth.
In 1958 came Tuesday’s breakthrough role when she starred in the comedy “Rally Round The Flag, Boys!” (1958) next to Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, leading her to be spotted by executives at Twentieth Century-Fox who offered her a long term contract, and a big opportunity to portray Thalia Menninger in the CBS series entitled “The Many Loves Of Dobie Gills” (1959-1962), earning the then considerabale amount of $35,000 annually. The role increased her popularity enormously, as well as her net worth, and thanks to her performance, Tuesday became a co-winner of the Golden Globe Award in the Most Promising Newcomer category.
The late 1950s
In 1959 she was cast as Dorothy Nichols, the daughter of Danny Kaye in the semi-biographical film “The Five Pennies”, starring Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes and Louis Armstrong, after which she landed the role of Vangie Harper in the 1960 comedy “The Private Lives Of Adam And Eve”. During the same year, Tuesday became even busier, featuring as Anne Gregor in the drama “Because They’re Young”, playing Jody in the comedy “Sex Kittens Go To College” and portraying Joy Elder in the musical comedy film “High Time”, adding a considerable amount to her net worth. Furthermore, during the late 1950s, she also guest-starred in such TV series as “The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet”, “77 Sunset Strip” and “Zane Grey Theater”, among several others.
The early 1960s
In the beginning of the 1960s, Tuesday continued to line up successes, becoming one of the Hollywood queens of teen. She landed the roles of Selena in the drama film “Return To Peyton Place”, and Noreen Braxton in the musical drama film “Wild In The Country” alongside Elvis Presley, both in 1961. In the following year she featured as Libby in the comedy “Bachelor Flat”, directed by Frank Tashlin, after which she turned down the role of Lolita in the film of the same name by Stanley Kubrick, so her next major role came in 1963, when she was cast as Bobby Jo Pepperdine in Ralph Nelson’s romantic comedy-drama “Soldier In The Rain”, next to Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason.
Rise to Stardom
Although she appeared in a number of major and lead roles, Tuesday didn’t achieve stardom until 1965, when she portrayed JoJo Holcomb in the comedy “I’ll Take Sweden,” and Christian in the drama “The Cincinnati Kid”, both of which contributed a lot to her fortune. By the end of the decade, Tuesday also appeared in the role of Barbara Ann Greene in the 1966 romantic comedy film “Lord Love A Duck”, featured as Sue Ann Stepanek in the comedy crime “Pretty Poison” (1968) which became a cult success, and played Alma McCain in the drama “I Walk The Line” in 1970, opposite Gregory Peck. In the same period, she also turned down the role of Bonnie in the film “Bonnie And Clyde” (1967).
In 1971, Tuesday starred as Susan/Noah in the drama “A Safe Place”, and then appeared in the role of Maria Wyeth Lang in the comedy-drama film “Play It As It Lays” (1972) along with Anthony Perkins and Tammy Grimes, which earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. Concurrently she was performing on television, getting the role of Vicky in the ABC thriller film “Reflections Of Murder” (1974), and playing Zelda Fitzgerald in the TV film about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s screenwriting career, entitled “F. Scott Fitzgerald In Hollywood” (1975), directed by Anthony Page. In 1977, Tuesday was cast as Katherine in the romantic drama film “Looking For Mr. Goodbar”, winning an Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, after which she landed the roles of Doris Winters in Robert Butler’s TV drama thriller film “A Question Of Guilt”, and Marge Converse in the action crime drama film “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, both in 1978. Two years later, she featured as Lillie Lloyd McCann in the TV drama “Mother And Daughter: The Loving War” and as Kate in Bill Persky’s comedy “Serial”.
In the beginning of the next decade, Tuesday landed the role of Holly Richardson in the TV drama “Madame X”, starred as Gloria Travalian in the romantic comedy “Author! Author!” (1982) alongside Al Pacino and Dyan Cannon, and portrayed Lizzie in the TV film “The Rainmaker” (1982), winning the CableACE Award for Actress in a Theatrical or Non-Musical Program. In the following year, she also won an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie, for her performance in the role of Margie Young-Hunt in the TV drama “The Winter Of Our Discontent”, which was followed by winning a BAFTA Award nomination in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her portrayal of Carol in the crime drama film “Once Upon A Time In America” (1984). Afterwards, she appeared in such TV film titles as “Scorned And Swindled” (1984) playing Sharon Clark, “Circle of Violence: A Family Drama” (1986) starring as Georgia Benfield, and “Something In Common” (1986) as Shelly Grant. By the end of the 1980s, she had also landed the role of Marie Wolfe in the musical comedy “Heartbreak Hotel” (1988).
To speak further about her career, Tuesday became more inactive in the world of acting after the 1980s, as she played Mrs. Prendergast in the 1993 drama thriller film “Falling Down”, featuring Robert Duvall and Michael Douglas, and then appeared in support roles in such titles as “Feeling Minnesota” (1996), “Chelsea Walls” (2001) and “Intimate Affairs” (2001). Subsequently, she decided to retire.
Tuesday Weld Net Worth and Assets
Her acting career was active between 1956 and 2001, and she achieved considerable success during that period by starring in more than 60 film and TV titles. So, if you ever wondered how rich Tuesday Weld is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth of of late-2018 is over $5 million, accumulated largely through her successful acting career. Her assets currently include her home located in the Hollywood Hills, that she bought for $1.8 million in 2018, after selling her beach house in Montauk, Long Island, New York, plus a second home in Manhattan, New York City.
Personal Life and Marriages
Regarding her personal life, Tuesday Weld has been married three times. Her first husband was screenwriter Claude Harz (1965-1971), with whom she had a daughter named Natasha Harz. Tuesday’s second husband was British actor and musician Dudley Moore from 1975 to 1980, with whom she also has a child, a son named Patrick H. Moore. After divorcing her second husband, she married Israeli concert violinist Pinchas Zukerman in 1985, but they divorced in 1998. Moreover, she has been romantically associated with such famous personalities as Elvis Presley, John Ireland, Al Pacino, Omar Sharif, and others.