Joey Heatherton Biography

Joey Heatherton an American actress, singer, and dancer known for her many television roles during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly as a frequent variety show performer, although she as well featured in acting roles.

She performed on USO tours for over a decade presented by Bob Hope. She has also starred in several films including The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) and My Blood Runs Cold (1965).

Joey Heatherton Age

Heatherton was born as Davenie Johanna Heatherton on September 14, 1944, in Rockville Centre, New York, United States.

Joey Heatherton Career

Heatherton began her career as a child actress. Her first appearance on television was on her father’s show, The Merry Mailman, a popular children’s show in New York. In 1959, when Joey was 15 years old, she became a member of the ensemble and an understudy in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, and received her first sustained national exposure that same year as a semi-regular on The Perry Como Show, playing an exuberant teenager with a perpetual crush on Perry Como.

Joey released her first single that year, entitled “That’s How It Goes”/ “I’ll Be Seeing You”, but failed to have a hit with it, or with the three additional singles she released over the next few years. In 1960, Joey had her first television role as a dramatic actress when she guest-starred as a wealthy, spoiled teen on an early episode of Route 66. During the early 1960s, she was frequently cast as a troubled teenager due to her “sexy-kid look”.

In the mid-1960s, Joey began to gain attention for her sensual dancing on television, which some viewers considered shocking and some critics derided as “sleazy eroticism”. In 1964, Joey appeared on The Tonight Show, where she coached Johnny Carson on the finer points of dancing “The Frug.”

On the January 1965, Joey received major publicity following her guest appearances on the premiere episode of the teen dance show Hullabaloo. Additionally, she was featured on several more episodes of the show, and released “Hullabaloo”, a song that she had performed on the show, on Coral Records.

Joey Heatherton Net Worth

Heatherton has an estimated net worth of $5 million

Joey Heatherton Education

Heatherton enrolled at Saint Agnes Academy, a Catholic grade and high school. She began studying ballet at the age of six, including four years of study under George Balanchine, and went on to study modern jazz dance, voice, and dramatics.

Joey Heatherton Height and Weight

Heatherton stands tall at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weighs about 59 kg (130 lbs).

Joey Heatherton Family

Heatherton was born to Ray Heatherton, who was a Broadway star (Babes in Arms) and television pioneer, and her mother who is also called Davenie. Her parents met Ray Heatherton when both were performing in Babes in Arms. She was raised up along with her a brother called Dick (born on October 19, 1943) who later became a disc jockey.

Joey Heatherton Husband

Heatherton was previously married to Lance Rentzel, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, in New York City in April 1969. In November 1970, her then-husband Rentzel got arrested for exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl.

Rentzel pleaded guilty to the charge and promised to undergo psychiatric treatment and was given a suspended sentence. Back in September 1971, Heatherton filed for divorce which was finalized the following year.

Joey Heatherton Arrested

In July 1985, Joey got arrested and charged with theft of services for refusing to pay a $4,906 bill from a hotel and spa in Long Island where she spent in 1984. She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

She got arrested and charged with interfering with a government agent’s duties and disturbing the peace after she allegedly slapped and pulled the hair of a clerk at Manhattan’s U.S. Passport Agency office. In September 1986, Joey was acquitted of both charges.

On August 30, 1986, she as well was arrested for assault after she stabbed Jerry Fisher, her former boyfriend and ex-manager, in the hand with a steak knife during an argument in Hillcrest, Rockland County, New York. Jerry Fisher was later treated at a local hospital and released. He later dropped the charge of assault against Joey.

After her arrest, she told police who she was, but they did not believe her, she then handed one of the officers her purse to verify her identity. While looking through Joey’s purse, the officer found a foil packet with less than a gram of cocaine and Joey was charged with assault and misdemeanor drug possession.

In October 1987, a court ruled that the search was unconstitutional as Joey was not advised that she could refuse a purse search. As a result, the misdemeanor drug possession was dropped.

Joey Heatherton Album

  • The Joey Heatherton Album – 1972
  • Lo Mejor de los 70’s – 2014
  • Ellas Cantan Jazz – 2011
  • Ellas Cantan – 2011
  • Ibiza Hippie – 2014
  • Vintage 70’s – 2014
  • The Best Woman Jazz – 2014
  • Woman in Pop – 2014

Joey Heatherton Songs

  • The Hullabaloo
  • Growing Up Is Learning to Say Goodbye
  • But He’s Not Mine
  • Gone
  • When You Call Me Baby
  • The Road I Took to You
  • You’re the One for Me
  • Live and Learn
  • That’s How It Goes
  • Shake-A-Hand
  • Tomorrow Is Another Day
  • Till There Was You
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • When You Call Me Baby featuring Joey Heatherton
  • Live and Learn featuring Joey Heatherton
  • It’s Not Easy
  • I’m Sorry

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