Peter Palmer was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Li’l Abner know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||20 September 1931|
|Place of Birth||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Jackie Gleason (m. 1954–1964), Mary Lou Farrell (m. ?–2011)|
|Children||Farrell Beth Palmer|
|Parents||Name Not Known|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Peter Webster Palmer was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Li’l Abner, alongside Edie Adams both on Broadway and on film.
Peter Palmer with Wife Mary Lou Farrell
In 1956, Palmer was cast in the title role of the musical Li’l Abner, for which he won a Theatre World Award.Three years later, he was cast in the same role in the movie version.
Early Life and Family
Born in Milwaukee on September 20, 1931, Palmar was a college football star at the University of Illinois before his acting career. A music major, he routinely sang the national anthem in his football uniform before home games.The 6-foot-3, 250-pound football star won a singing contest while in the US Army.
Peter Webster Palmer was offered scholarships to a number of universities; he chose the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study voice under Bruce Foote. He was the first music major to letter in football at the university. While at Illinois his team won the Big Ten championships in 1951 and 1953 and the Rose Bowl in 1952.
Peter Palmer Wife
In 1954, Palmer married his first wife, Jackie; they had five children, and were divorced in 1964.In 1966, Palmer was married to 1964 Miss Dominion of Canada and actress Aniko Farrell; they had one child, a daughter, Farrell Beth. The couple loved theatre and spent much of their time at the Masque Community Theatre in Temple Terrace, Florida, where they resided until Aniko’s death in 2011.
Peter Palmer Net Worth
Peter Webster Palmer was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Li’l Abner has an Estimated Net Worth arround $4 Million in 2021.
Palmer sang the national anthem at every home game in 1953 before taking the field. In 1956, Palmer was cast in the title role of the musical Li’l Abner, for which he won a Theatre World Award.In 1959, he was cast in the same role in the movie version. His Li’l Abner role brought him a guest appearance on The Ford Show (starring Tennessee Ernie Ford). In 1967, Palmer had a recurring role as Sergeant James Bustard, a former Confederate States of America soldier in the short-lived series Custer.
Throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Palmer appeared on numerous television episodes, including small parts on Dallas and Emergency! (S5Ep12). He appeared on Broadway with Carol Channing in Lorelei in 1974. In 1977, he had a regular role as part of the cast on the short-lived sitcom The Kallikaks, playing Oscar Heinz.