Robert Redford Biography

Updated On May 29, 2019 Published On Jan 08, 2016
Facts of Robert Redford
Date of Birth: 1936 , August-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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Robert Redford is a former American actor, producer, director, and businessman who is best known for being the founding father of Sundance Film Festival. As an actor, Redford has appeared in films like War Hunt, Out of Africa and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Robert Redford's early life

Robert Redford was born as Charles Robert Redford Jr. on 18th August 1936 in Santa Monica, California. He is the son of Charles Robert Redford Sr. and Martha W. Redford. He has a step-brother named William from his father's previous marriage.

He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed belonging to English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry.

As a child Robert Redford Van Nuys High School from where he graduated in 1954. He was then enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder.

He also studied painting at Pratt Institute and American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Robert Redford's married life

Robert Redford has married twice in his life. On September 12, 1958, he married for the first time to Lola Van Wagenen. She is an American historian and environmental activist.

The couple first met in Los Angeles in 1957 and after a year, they turned to husband and wife after marriage.

They were happy for being each other's loving spouse and From their relationship the couple blessed with four children Amy Redford, James Redford, Scott Anthony Redford, Shauna Redford. After spending 27 years together, they shockingly called off their marriage and divorced in 1985.

Robert Redford got married for the second time to his longtime partner Sibylle Szaggars. Sibylle is a German painter. The couple had a long affair with each other, from 1990, they live together and sharing the same house.

They finally married in July 2009 and it seems the couple is happy with each other, has spotted in many events together.

Robert Redford's career

As an actor, Robert has appeared in a number of movies. He made his television debut in a television series named Maverick in 1960. Following this, he appeared in much other television series like Naked City, Tate, Perry Mason, Route 66, etc.

In 1960, he worked in a movie named Tall Story both as a basketball player. His other film includes War Hunt, The Hot Rock, The Sting, Havana. and many others.

Recently in 2017, he was seen as an actor in two movies, The Discovery, and Our Souls at Night. His upcoming film The Old Man and the Gun will release in 2018. Besides, he has also directed movies like, The Conspirator, Quiz Show, Lions for Lambs, featuring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep A River Runs Through It, starring Craig Sheffer and Brad Pitt, etc.

Robert Redford's net worth

The famous actor is still one of the most paid actors in Hollywood. His current net worth is estimated to be around $170 million and who is amongst the largest salary receiver in Hollywood.

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Robert Redford facts on timeline

Born in Santa Monica, California, United States

August 18 , 1936

Robert Redford was born in Santa Monica, California, United States to parents Martha and Charles Robert Redford, Sr. His father was a milkman and later worked at oil company accountant. He is American and is of diverse descent.

First marriage, Lola Van Wagenen

September 12 , 1958

Robert Redford got married for first time to Lola Van Wagenen. She is an American historian and environmental activist. They met in Los Angeles in 1957 and after one year they tied in knot. They were happy of being each other loving spouse. 

Divorced with Lola Van Wagenen

1985

Their marriage life was going well. They became parents of four children together. But all of sudden after spending 27 years being spouse of each other, they called off their marriage. They got divorced and that was in year 1985. 

First child, Scott Anthony

September 1 , 1959

Robert Redford became father for first time and that was in 1959. He and his ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen welcomed their first child together and that time the child was baby boy. The couple named him Scott Anthony.

Death of his First child

November 17 , 1959

After the birth of two and half month his first child Scott Anthony was died. He died of sudden infant death syndrome on November 17, 1959.  His death body was buried at Provo City Cemetery in Provo, Utah.

Second child, Shauna Redford

November 15 , 1960

The couple was blessed by child for the second time on 15 November, 1960. That time the baby was daughter and they named her Shauna Redford. She is a painter and she got married to journalist Eric Schlosser.

Third child, James Redford

May 5 , 1962

On 5 may 1962, the couple welcomed their third child together and that time the baby was son. They named him James Redford. He is a writer and producer. He got married to Kyle Redford. He has two children.

Fourth child, Amy Hart Redford

October 22 , 1970

The couple was blessed by their fourth child and that time the baby was daughter. The couple named her Amy Hart Redford. She is an American actress, director, and producer. She got married to Mark Mann but she got divorced with him.

Second marriage, Sibylle Szaggars

2009

Robert Redford got married for second time to his longtime partner Sibylle Szaggars. They have long time affair with each other. From 1996, they live together and shares same house and finally got married in July 2009. They are happy with each other and spotted in many events together. 

His Screen debut

1960

Robert Redford made his screen debut from a small role in the movie "Tall Story" and that was year in 1960. The film was about a college basketball star. After that he has been played numbers of film. He is legend of Hollywood.

Recieved Kennedy Center Honors

2005

Robert Redford received the Kennedy Center Honors in the year December 2005. That award recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts: whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television.

Net Worth Update

2018

Robert Redford has an estimated net worth of $170 million.