Thomas Adrian Sands who is professionally known as Tommy Sands is a famous American pop music singer and actor. He came into the spotlight for appearing in the movies and television shows like Mardi Gras, None but the Brave, The Violent Ones, Combat!, Slattery's People, and more.
Childhood, Education, & Family Life
Tommy Sands was born on August 27, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He was raised by his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He is from a musical family where his mother is a big-band singer in the Art Kassel's band, and his father was a pianist. He knows how to play the guitar; his career started in 1946. He is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Tommy started his professional career when he was only eight years old. His parents gifted him a guitar which he learned to play on his own. By the time, he reached eight, he already had a job performing twice weekly on a local radio station.
Tommy did his first film in 1958 titled Sing, Boy, Sing as Virgil Walker and his first television show in 1957 titled The Singin' Idol as himself. He did his first singles in 1957 titled Teenage Crush.
He has also been the part of many movies like Sing, Boy, Sing, Mardi Gras, Love in a Goldfish Bowl, Babes in Toyland, The Longest Day, and many others.
Likewise, his TV credit includes "Hit Gun For Sale" Hawaii Five-0, Hawaii Five-O, Combat!, "The Debt", Bonanza, and many other.
Marriage, Wife & Children
Tommy has been married twice and divorced once. He was married to singer Nancy Sinatra on September 11, 1960. Just after around five years of married life, the couple got separated and divorced on July 28, 1965. The reason for their divorce is yet to be revealed.
After nine years of divorcing the first wife, Tommy got married for the second time. He got married to Sheila Wallace; a secretary, in Honolulu on April 14, 1974. The pair is blessed with a child, daughter Jessica Sands who is a model.
Just like his first married life, his second married relationship also did not work out and got divorced. He is currently 81 years old and is enjoying his singlehood.
As of 2018, Tommy Sands' net worth is reported to be around $4 million and is still earning a decent amount of money from his professional acting and singing career.
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