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Zasu Pitts (Eliza Susan Pitts) was born on 3 January, 1894 in Parsons, Kansas, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Zasu Pitts's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Zasu Pitts networth?

Popular As Eliza Susan Pitts
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 69 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 3 January 1894
Birthday 3 January
Birthplace Parsons, Kansas, USA
Date of death 7 June, 1963
Died Place Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Zasu Pitts Height, Weight & Measurements

At 69 years old, Zasu Pitts height is 5' 6" (1.68 m) .

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Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Who Is Zasu Pitts's Husband?

Her husband is John Edward Woodall (8 October 1933 - 7 June 1963) ( her death), Tom Gallery (23 July 1920 - 2 May 1933) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Husband John Edward Woodall (8 October 1933 - 7 June 1963) ( her death), Tom Gallery (23 July 1920 - 2 May 1933) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Zasu Pitts Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Zasu Pitts worth at the age of 69 years old? Zasu Pitts’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Zasu Pitts's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

Zasu Pitts Social Network




Profiled in the book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen M. Silverman (1999).


Pictured on one of ten 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating stars of the silent screen, issued 27 April 1994. Designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, this set of stamps also honored Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow, Charles Chaplin, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Harold Lloyd, Theda Bara, Buster Keaton, and the Keystone Kops.


She bravely carried on, continuing to work until the very end, making brief appearances in The Thrill of It All (1963) and the all-star comedy epic It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).


She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6654 Hollywood Blvd. on February 8, 1960.


In 1958 William Howe and Casey Adams (Max Showalter) wrote "My Square Laddie", a version of "My Fair Lady" with a gender reversed. Miss Pitts, in addition to Reginald Gardner and Nancy Walker, are heard on the musical LP, and could possibly be the only LP album made by the actress.


This culminated in her best known series role, playing second banana to cruise line social director Gale Storm in The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956) [aka "Oh, Susannah"]. As Nugie, the shipboard beautician and partner-in-crime, she made the most of her timid, twitchy mannerisms.


Sadly, ill health dominated Pitts' later years when she was diagnosed with cancer in the mid-1950s.


Postwar films continued to give Pitts the chance to play comic snoops and flighty relatives in such quality fare as Life with Father (1947), but into the 1950s she started focusing on TV.


She also tackled Broadway, making her debut in the mystery "Ramshackle Inn" in 1944. The play, which was written especially for her, fared quite well and, as a result, took the show on the road frequently in later years.


Mentioned in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).


Breezing through the 1940s in assorted films, she found work in vaudeville and on radio as well, trading quivery banter with Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, and Rudy Vallee, among others.


Her marriage to John Woodall was not revealed to the public until February 12, 1934, when they went on their honeymoon.


In 1933 Zasu, like a number of other Roach performers became unhappy with her contract and with negotiations not getting anywhere she left the series and was replaced by Patsy Kelly.


One bitter and huge disappointment for her was when she was replaced in the war classic All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) by Beryl Mercer after her initial appearance drew unintentional laughs from preview audiences. She decided, however, to make the most of a not-so-bad situation.


She had them rolling in the aisles in such wonderful and wacky entertainment as The Dummy (1929), Finn and Hattie (1931), The Guardsman (1931), Blondie of the Follies (1932), Sing and Like It (1934), and Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). She also excelled deliciously in her comedy partnerships with stunning blonde comedienne Thelma Todd (in short films) and gangly comedian Slim Summerville (in features).


Trading off between comedy shorts and features, she earned additional kudos in such heavy dramas as Sins of the Fathers (1928), The Wedding March (1928), also helmed by Von Stroheim, and War Nurse (1930). Still, by the advent of sound, which was an easy transition for Pitts, she was fully secured in comedy.


Legally separated from first husband Tom Gallery on November 24, 1926, she did not file for divorce from him until January 14, 1932. The final decree came ten weeks later.


In 1924 the actress, now a reputable comedy farceur, was given the greatest tragic role of her career in Erich von Stroheim's epic classic Greed (1924), an over-four-hour picture cut down by the studio to less than two. The surprise casting initially shocked Hollywood but showed that she could draw tears and pathos as well as laughs with her patented doleful demeanor. The movie has grown tremendously in reputation over time, although it failed initially at the box office due to its extensive cutting.


Their daughter Ann was born in 1922.


She met and married matinée idol Tom Gallery in 1920 and paired up with him in several films, including Bright Eyes (1921), Heart of Twenty (1920), Patsy (1921), and A Daughter of Luxury (1922).


She grew in popularity following a series of Universal one-reeler comedies and earned her first feature-length lead in King Vidor's Better Times (1919).


According to "Classic Images" biographer Charles Stumpf, she claimed that Rudolph Valentino taught her to dance while they appeared together in Society Sensation (1918).


Charles Chaplin took an interest in her around 1917 or 1918 during her first brush with popularity. He actually signed her to a six-month contract but never used her.


She went to Los Angeles in 1916 and after doing extra work she had her first major role in Erich von Stroheim's Greed.


Pitts made her stage debut in 1915 and was discovered two years later by pioneer screenwriter Frances Marion, who got her work, though in small, obscure parts, in vehicles for such Paramount stars as Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Mary cast her in another of her films to greater effect and the rest is history.


Classic comedienne Zasu Pitts, of the timid, forlorn blue eyes and trademark woebegone vocal pattern and fidgety hands, was born to Rulandus and Nellie (Shay) Pitts, the third of four children on January 3, 1894. Her aged New York-native father, who lost a leg back in the Civil War era, had settled the family in Kansas by the time ZaSu was born but relocated to Santa Cruz, California, when she was 9, seeking a warmer climate and better job opportunities. She attended Santa Cruz High and somehow rose above her excessively shy demeanor to join the school's drama department. She went on to cultivate what was once deemed her negative qualities by making a career out of her unglamorous looks and wallflower tendencies in scores and scores of screwball comedy treasures.