Sunni Welles was a singer, dancer and actress who was among the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||72|
|Died||August 9, 2021|
|Profession||Singer, dancer and actress|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Last Update||August 2021|
Sunni Welles was a singer, dancer and actress who was among the dozens of women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, has died.
She was 72 Welles died Monday at a hospice care center in Downey, California, after a brief battle with lung cancer, her son, Shaun O’Banion, announced.
Early Life and Family
Welles was born Nancy Kay Rihl in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father, Eugene, was an executive with Pan Am Airways, and her mother, Marykay, was a television story editor. The family came to the U.S. when she was 3.Welles appeared as a child on Leave It to Beaver and My Three Sons and took her stage name as a teenager from her nickname “Sunshine” and the surname of screenwriter Halsted Welles (3:10 to Yuma), who was a surrogate father.
Sunni Welles Husband
During her career in the entertainment industry, Welles became friends with Elvis Presley while she toured the world as a singer and dancer. She later married singer and actor John O’Banion, and they had one son before divorcing a few years later.
Sunni Survived by her son, his partner, Petra, and their son, Indiana; her brother, Larry; and half-siblings Vivian, Cindy, Gene, Frank and Alan. A donation in her memory may be made to RAINN, which supports survivors of sexual violence.
Sunni Welles Net Worth
Sunni Welles was a singer, dancer and actress has an estimated Net Worth of between $1.5 million in 2021. The earnings listed mainly come from her salary and brand endorsements.
In 1979, Welles moved to Nevada to perform as a principal dancer with the Folies Bergère musical variety show in Las Vegas. In the late 1990s, she retired from acting and performed as a jazz soloist with her band Shiver in California. She eventually settled down in Santa Monica, Calif., where she worked as a spiritual medium, author, speaker and sheltered foster animals until she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Welles appeared as a child on Leave It to Beaver and My Three Sons and took her stage name as a teenager from her nickname “Sunshine” and the surname of screenwriter Halsted Welles (3:10 to Yuma), who was a surrogate father.
Accused By Cosby
In 2015, Welles accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after meeting him on set of the TV series “I Spy” in the mid 1960s. In a statement released in March 2015 through her lawyer, Gloria Allred, Welles claimed that Cosby took her to a jazz club, where she ordered a Coke. Welles said that she didn’t remember leaving the club, and she later woke up in an apartment naked and alone, feeling as if she had had sex.
After calling Cosby and asking what happened, Welles claimed he said she drank champagne and he took her to the apartment to sleep it off. Afterwards, she alleged Cosby took her to the Magic Castle club, where she drank a Coke and woke up naked and alone in the same apartment. Welles claimed she never heard from him again.
Welles was one of some 60 women who came forward and accused Cosby of sexual assault, rape, drugging and other sexual misconduct crimes. Her accusation was one of the earliest claims against Cosby, dating back to the 1960s. After being convicted of sexual assault in 2018, Cosby’s conviction was overturned in June 2021 by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and he was released from prison.