Who is Lou Adler? Find Net Worth, Quote, Awards, Fact, Wiki

Table of Contents

– Lou Adler Wiki Biography
– Lou Adler Net Worth $100 Million
– Soundtrack
– Producer
– Music Department
– Miscellaneous
– Director
– Thanks
– Self
– Archive Footage
– Won Awards

Lou Adler Wiki Biography

Lou Adler was born on 13th December 1933, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter, film director and producer, who is also known as a co-owner of the cult Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Adler was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, while in 2013, Lou was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. His career started in 1958.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lou Adler is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Adler’s net worth is as high as $100 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music and film industries.

Lou Adler Net Worth $100 Million

Lou Adler grew up in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California, and started his career as a co-manager of song duo Jan & Dean, alongside Herb Alpert; with the latter he quickly moved from managing to songwriting, and wrote such hits as “River Rock” for Bob “Froggy” Landers, “Only Sixteen” for The Cough Drops, and “Wonderful World” for Sam Cooke. His net worth was well established.

Adler subsequently founded Dunhill Records in 1964 and served as a President and chief record producer of the label until 1967, when he sold Dunhill for a reasonable profit, and then founded Ode Records, to which he brought Carole King, Spirit, Cheech & Chong, and Scott McKenzie, among others. Lou worked as a producer on all King’s albums with Ode, and earned two Grammy’s in 1972 for “Tapestry” in the categories Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The album sold over 25 million records worldwide, helping Adler to increase his net worth significantly.

In 1968, Adler produced a documentary called “Monterey Pop”, and later Robert Altman’s comedy “Brewster McCloud” in 1970. In 1975, he created Jim Sharman’s musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick; the movie grossed almost $140 million with a budget of just $1.2 million, which significantly improved Adler’s wealth.

Three years later, Adler directed and produced the cult comedy “Up in Smoke” with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, and among Adler’s other mentionable movies are “Shock Treatment” (1981), “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains” (1982), Edward James Olmos’ “American Me” (1992), and most recently, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (2016), which have increased further his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Lou Adler had an on-off marriage with actress and singer Shelley Fabares from 1964 to 1980; while they were separated, in 1973, Adler had his first son named Nic Adler with actress Britt Ekland. He fathered another son, Cisco Adler in 1978 with Phyllis Somer, but in 1992, Loud married Page Hannah and has four sons with her: Manny, Ike, Pablo, and Oscar. In 1976, along with his administrative assistant, Alder was kidnapped and later released after $25,000 in ransom money was paid. One of the suspects was later sentenced to life in prison. Adler can often be seen at the Lakers basketball games, sitting next to Jack Nicholson.

Full Name Lou Adler
Net Worth $100 Million
Date Of Birth December 13, 1933
Place Of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Profession Record producer
Nationality American
Spouse Page Hannah (m. 1992), Shelley Fabares (m. 1964–1980)
Children Cisco Adler, Nikolaj Adler, Oscar Adler, Manny Adler, Pablo Adler, Ike Adler
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/louadler
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004693/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lou-adler-mn0000212188
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, a/k/a Tommy Chong, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Shock Treatment, Up in Smoke, Brewster McCloud, Monterey Pop, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey

1 Former Vice President of Screen Gems, working with its subsidiaries Colpix Records and Dimension Records.
2 Produced the Monterey Pop Festival along with John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas.
3 Co-founder–with Pierre Cossette, Bobby Roberts and Al Bennett–of Dunhill Records (1965-1975), Los Angeles, CA.
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5 Adler and Shelley Fabares separated in 1966, two years after they married. However, they didn’t divorce until 1980.
6 In 1978 he fathered a second son, Cisco Adler, with then-girlfriend Phyllis Somer.
7 Has four sons with Page Hannah.
8 Founder of Ode Records (1967), which he sold in 1975 at a considerable profit. He also managed acts such as Jan & Dean. He later dabbled in music-based film productions, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982).
9 Often seen sitting courtside next to Jack Nicholson at Los Angeles Laker basketball games.
10 Has a son, Nikolaj Adler (b. 1973) together with actress Britt Ekland.
11 Brother-in-law of Daryl Hannah and Don Hannah.


Title Year Status Character
Terms of Endearment 1983 producer: “I Feel the Earth Move” 1971
Breathless 1983 writer: ” What A Wonderful World”
Roman Za’ir 1983 writer: “What a Wonderful World”
Animal House 1978 writer: “Wonderful World”
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jimi Hendrix 1973 Documentary producer: “Rock Me, Baby”, “Wild Thing”, “Hey Joe”, “Like A Rolling Stone”
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Mafia III 2016 Video Game writer: “Wonderful World” – uncredited
Hechos y protagonistas 2016 TV Series producer – 1 episode
Ricki and the Flash 2015 writer: “Give a Life, Take a Life”
Inherent Vice 2014 writer: “What A Wonderful World”
The Marty Stuart Show 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Las tragedias de los famosos 2010 TV Series producer – 1 episode
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
What If…? 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Game Boys 2008 writer: “What a Wonderful World”
Hitch 2005/I writer: ” What a Wonderful World” 1958
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Crew 2000 writer: “Bim Bam”
Tuttu juttu 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lindenstraße 1998 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Wild Things 1998 writer: “The Poor Side Of Town”
Space Jam 1996 producer: “Basketball Jones”
Georgia 1995 producer: “56 REASONS TO GO DOWNTOWN”
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose 1990 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle 1988 TV Movie writer: “Wonderful World”
Otto – Der Neue Film 1987 writer: “What a Wonderful World”
The Care Bears Movie 1985 producer: “Care-a-Lot”, “Home is in Your Heart”
Witness 1985 writer: ” WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” 1959


Title Year Status Character
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again 2016 TV Movie producer
Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie 2013 producer
Cheech & Chong’s Animated Game 2011 Video Game executive producer
American Me 1992 executive producer
Shock Treatment 1981 executive producer
Up in Smoke 1978 producer
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 executive producer
Brewster McCloud 1970 producer
Monterey Pop 1968 Documentary producer

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Murphy’s Romance 1985 music producer
The Care Bears Movie 1985 producer: title song
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 song producer: “I Feel the Earth Move”
Chicken Soup with Rice 1975 Video short music produced by
Really Rosie 1975 TV Movie music producer


Title Year Status Character
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell 2015 TV Movie documentary archive
Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment 2000 Documentary photo supplier
Janis 1974 Documentary festival organiser


Title Year Status Character
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains 1982
Up in Smoke 1978


Title Year Status Character
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary very special thanks
I’m Still Here 2010/I special thanks
Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show 1995 Video documentary short thanks: anniversary archive footage


Title Year Status Character
The Rocky Horror Phenomenon 2017 Documentary filming Himself
American Masters 2011-2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself, producer
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – Producer, The Rocky Horror Show
You’ve Got a Friend: The Carole King Story 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Last Impresario 2013 Documentary Himself – Interviewee
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories 2013 TV Series Himself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
Troubadours 2011 Documentary Himself
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2009 TV Series Himself
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself
A/k/a Tommy Chong 2006 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
California Dreamin’: The Songs of ‘The Mamas & the Papas’ 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Making of ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains’ 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Biography 2001-2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself – Producer, Rocky Horror Show
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
VH1 Legends 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Looking at Radio 1974 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Himself, producer
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2006 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on April 6, 2006 at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.

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