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Tommy Sands Biography

DeepSikha Dangol Tue Nov, 2016
Tommy Sands

Facts of Tommy Sands

Date of Birth: 1937 , August-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Thomas Sands
Birth Name Thomas Adrian Sands
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Singer
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Married to Nancy Sinatra (m. 1960–1965)
Movies The Violent Ones, None but the Brave
TV Show "Hit Gun For Sale" Hawaii Five-0, Hawaii Five-O

Quick Timeline of Tommy Sands

1937 Tommy Sands was born
1946 Tommy got his first job
1957 Tommy did his first singles
1957 first television show
1958 Debut Flim
1958 Did his second film in the same year
1960 Tommy Married for the first time
1965 Tommy was divorced
1974 Tommy Sands Married for the Second Time

Detail Timeline of Tommy Sands

August 27 , 1937

Tommy Sands was born

Tommy Sands was born on August 27, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. and 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. 

1946

Tommy got his first job

At the age of seven, Tommy Sands got a guitar gift for Christmas. He learned how to play guitar by himself. At the tender age of 8, he got his first job in which he had a job performing twice weekly on a local radio station.

1957

Tommy did his first singles

In the age of 20, Tommy did his first U.S singles which were titled as teenage crush which was from the album Teenage Hits & Rarities. He released his songs in the year 2006. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Cashbox.

1957

first television show

In 1957, the same year in which Tommy did his first singles, he did a television show The Singin' Idol where he had the role of himself. Tommy acted had a guest appearance in that show.

1958

Debut Flim

Tommy Sands did his first film in the year 1958. The film was titled as Sing, Boy, Sing where he got the role of Virgil Walker. It is a musical-drama film which is released by 20th Century Fox.

1958

Did his second film in the same year

The year Tommy Sands moved into the line of the film, he did his second film in the same year, 1958. Sands second film was titled as Mardi Gras in which he played the role of Barry Denton.

September 11 , 1960

Tommy Married for the first time

Tommy Sands was married to singer Nancy Sinatra in the age of  23 years. Sinatra was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the daughter of Frank Sinatra. Her mother is her father's first wife, Nancy Barbato.

July 28 , 1965

Tommy was divorced

Tommy Sands and singer Nancy Sinatra were divorced after almost five years of being married. They have not revealed the reason for the separation. Nancy re-married in 1970 with  Hugh Lambert, who later died of cancer.

April 14 , 1974

Tommy Sands Married for the Second Time

Tommy Sands got married for the second time in 1974 with Sheila Wallace, a secretary, in Honolulu and works as an environmentalist. They even had a daughter named, Jessica Sands. The pair later got divorced, and Shelica re-married with Jefferson Richard in 1995 March 15.

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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.

Professional Life 

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, SingMardi GrasLove in a Goldfish Bowl, Babes in Toyland, The Longest Day, and many others.

Likewise, his TV credit includes "Hit Gun For Sale" Hawaii Five-0Hawaii 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.

Net Worth

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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