The gap-toothed Liverpudlian comedian, Jimmy Tarbuck, is best known for his witty remarks and in-jokes on numerous comedy shows from the early 60s to the 90s.
His career skyrocketed at the same time The Beatles were performing and wowing dedicated fans worldwide, where he caused crowds to erupt with uncontrollable laughter - destined to make a successful and unforgettable career on TV.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Tarbuck’s net worth is around $5 million (£3.66 million) as of 2022. Investing in real estate, he owns a villa in Liverpool and pockets millions from the revenue he receives from estates alongside his earnings as a comedian. He currently lives nearby Kingston in Surrey.
Having a big TV breakthrough in the 1960s after being luckily spotted by Val Parnell as a redcoat for Butlins’ Pwlhelli holiday camp in North Wales, he began to land many guest appearances on popular shows such as ITV’s Comedy Bandbox (1962) and Parnell’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium, later becoming the show’s compere in 1965.
It was in the late 60s and 70s that his fame began to rapidly increase – hosting comedy TV series and specials such as It’s Tarbuck (ITV, 1964), Turback’s Back (ITV, 1968), Tarbuck’s Luck (ITV, 1970) and The Jimmy Tarbuck Show (ITV, 1974), they guaranteed plenty laughs to be had.
He soon signed a five-year deal with London Weekend Television in the 1980s, to which he ventured down to the bright lights of London to host Live from Her Majesty’s (1983-1985), Live From the Piccadilly (1986), and Live From the Palladium (1987-1988).
Recently appearing on Good Morning Britain to discuss the upcoming Platinum Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II, he recalled the honour of performing with his old pals, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Des O’Connor, and Ronnie Corbett, at the Royal Albert Hall in commemoration of the 100th Royal Variety Performance in 2012. With the Queen meeting them backstage and saying, ‘it is so nice to see you four boys together’, Tarbuck became teary-eyed at recalling his career memories.
Being awarded an OBE for services to show business and charity, it is no doubt Tarbuck is a comedy legend, a comedian worth millions.
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