Woody Guthrie Net Worth

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Mini Biography

Charley and Nora Guthrie named their child following the Democrat elected chief executive that 12 months. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie understood crisis as a young child (his house burnt down, his sister Clara burnt to loss of life, his father’s small-town business and politics careers never proceeded to go anywhere, his mom experienced from undiagnosed Huntington’s Disease and was announced crazy), but he loved performing (dance, playing harmonica, composing tunes) and learning (he go through voraciously in the general public collection). In 1933 he wedded Mary Jennings, five years his junior, with whom he’d have three kids. In 1935 he became a member of the Oakies and Arkies powered to California from the Dirt Bowl. His tunes went from explaining the tragedy from the migrants to urging their unionization. Though he published a column for the Regular People, he by no means became a member of the Communist Party. When Will Geer got a component in the play “Cigarette Street” he asked Woody to become listed on him in NY where he fulfilled Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Leadbelly, Cisco Houston. He was commissioned to create songs for any never-completed documentary on Washington State’s Grand Coulee Dam, and it had been in the Pacific Northwest that his family members left him. Back NY in 1940, Woody became a member of Pete Seeger’s Alamanc Performers and wedded Martha Graham dancer Marjorie Mazia. His autobiography, Bound for Glory, was released in 1943. He offered in the Vendor Marine in Globe Battle II, and three boats had been torpedoed from under him. In 1947 his and Marjorie’s child, Cathy, was burnt to death within an house fire. That they had three even more kids: Arlo, Joady and Nora. In 1953 he wedded for any third period, to Anneke Vehicle Kirk. That they had a kid, Lorinna Lynn Guthrie. When Anneke and Guthrie divorced, their child was adopted with a few they understood, and didn’t have any more connection with Guthrie. Lorinna passed away prematurely (at age group 19) in 1973, in a vehicle accident in California. In the 1950s he experienced bouts of irrational behavior and was often struggling to perform his guitar; his condition was eventually diagnosed as Huntington’s Disease. The others of that 10 years and in to the 1960s a fresh era, notably including Bob Dylan, started to discover and perform his music, adapting a few of it to the brand new Civil Rights motion.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameWoody Guthrie
DiedOctober 3, 1967, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionSongwriter, Singer-songwriter, Sailor, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
EducationStockbridge School
SpouseAnneke van Kirk, Marjorie Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
ChildrenArlo Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Cathy Guthrie, Joady Guthrie, Sue Guthrie, Lorinna Lynn Guthrie, Bill Guthrie, Gwen Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
ParentsCharley Guthrie, Nora Belle Tanner, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
SiblingsClara Guthrie, Roy Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Independent Music Award for Best Album - Compilation, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
NominationsGrammy Award for Best American Roots Song, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Picture Book, This Land Is Your Land, Deportee, Pastures of Plenty
MoviesBound for Glory, The Columbia

Interesting Facts

1His revue, "The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie" at the Northlight Theater in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Revue Production.
2Although he was named after Pres. Woodrow Wilson, his political views were the polar opposite of Wilson's. Wilson was anti-labor and anti-communist, while Guthrie was ardently pro-labor and favored ideas similar to what the Communist Party supported (although the Communist Party refused to admit him due to his refusal to abandon his religious faith).
3Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
4His guitar was inscribed with the words, "This machine kills fascists."
5Was Bob Dylan's idol and mentor. Dylan visited him many times in the hospital in the last years of his life, and modeled his own folk-writing style after Guthrie's. The first Dylan-written song ever released was a tribute to his hero, 'Song to Woody', which appeared on his self-titled 1962 debut album.
6February 22, 1954: daughter: Lorinna Lynn Guthrie, with Van Kirk.
7Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (under the category Early Influences) in 1988.
8Was featured in 1998 on a 32-cent U.S. postage stamp in the Legends of Folk Singers stamp series.
9He was cremated and his ashes were scattered off Coney Island. The family scattered the ashes of Marjorie in the same place when she died.
10His daughter, Nora, recently invited English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg to look through the family archives, especially all the thousands of song lyrics that Woody had left in his notebooks. Billy, together with American country band Wilco, put them to music and recorded them for the album Mermaid Avenue.
11He and Marjorie had four children. Cathy (died aged 4 in a fire) Arlo Guthrie, Joady (named for Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Nora.
12Father of Arlo Guthrie


1Uplifting songs about working-class people
2Had "This machine Kills fascists" inscribed on his guitar


1[from a scribbled lyric discovered in a notebook in his archives] I am the works, the whole works. The saint, the sinner, the drinker, the thinker.
2I hate a song that makes you think that you're not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are either too old or too young or too fat or too slim or too ugly or too this or too that. Songs that run you down or songs that poke fun at you on account of your bad luck or your hard traveling. I am out to fight those kinds of songs to my very last breath of air and my last drop of blood. I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter how hard it's run you down and rolled over you, no matter what color, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work. And the songs I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you.
3[When asked why he'd scrawled "This Machine Kills Fascists" across the front of his guitar] Well, you see this guitar makes me feel like beatin' the Fascists, and then that makes me sing how much I hate 'em. When I sing for a bunch of folks, folks workin', for soliders, sailors, seamen, that sort of makes all of us whip it up a little. Then we all get to feelin' a little more like beatin' 'em, and 'course if a fascist then just sort of happens to get in our way, he just naturally comes out loser. That's all.
4Working people have always known that songs are a good way to say what you got to say about work, wages, school, cats, love, marriage, keeping house, or doctor bills. If the fight gets hot, the songs get hotter. If the going gets tough, the songs get tougher.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Individual Achievement: Music in a Feature/Home Video ProductionThis Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie (1997)Frank Fuchs



Just Like the Son2006performer: "Riding In My Car" / writer: "Riding In My Car"
Kenen joukoissa seisot2006Documentary lyrics: "Liiton tyttö - Union Maid" / writer: "Liiton tyttö - Union Maid"
Driving Lessons2006writer: "Jesus Christ"
Folk BritanniaTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price2005Documentary writer: "This Land Is Your Land" 1940 - uncredited
American MastersTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
This Divided State2005Documentary writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
Independent Lens2003-2005TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train2004Documentary performer: "The Ludlow Massacre" / writer: "The Ludlow Massacre"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Soul of a Man2003Documentary performer: "John Henry"
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV Movie writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
Blow2001writer: "Pretty Boy Floyd"
Down from the Mountain2000Documentary writer: "Lonesome Valley"
Wilde mossels2000writer: "Ramblin'" - as W. Guthrie
Steal This Movie2000lyrics: "This Land Is Your Land" / music: "This Land Is Your Land"
Mumford1999writer: "Hoodoo Voodoo"
Jesus' Son1999writer: "Airline to Heaven"
Drop Dead Gorgeous1999writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
Stepmom1998writer: "This Land is Your Land"
Northern Exposure1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods1992Video documentary writer: "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad"
Bob Roberts1992lyrics: "I've Got To Know" / music: "I've Got To Know" / performer: "I've Got To Know"
Hobo1992TV Movie documentary performer: "Pastures of Plenty" / writer: "Pastures of Plenty"
Dogfight1991performer: "HEY LILEY, LILEY LO"
Kidsongs: Very Silly Songs1991Video short writer: "Mail Myself To You"
Tiny Toon Adventures1990TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 44th Annual Tony Awards1990TV Special writer: "Dust Pneumonia Blues"
Roger & Me1989Documentary writer: "Union Maid"
ArenaTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
Rag Dolly in the U.S.S.R.1986Documentary short writer: "This Land is Your Land"
We'll Meet Again1982TV Mini-Series 1 episode
The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion1982TV Movie writer: "Hard, Ain't It Hard", "Hard Travelin'"
M*A*S*H1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Catastrophe1977Documentary performer: "Dust Bowl Disaster", "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh" / writer: "Dust Bowl Disaster", "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh"
Bound for Glory1976lyrics: "Roll On, Columbia" / performer: "This Land Is Your Land" / writer: "Hard Travelin'", "This Train Is Bound for Glory", "I Ain't Got No Home", "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh", "Pastures of Plenty", "Do Re Mi", "Oklahoma Hills", "Howdido", "Deportee Plane Wreck at Los Gatos", "Curly Headed Baby", "Talking Dust Bowl Blues", "This Land Is Your Land", "Jesus Christ", "Taking It Easy", "Lonesome Valley", "Union Maid", "Better World", "Gypsy Davy", "Tom Joad", "Blowin' Down the Dusty Old R
Hard Rain1976TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Deportees"
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975Documentary performer: "Dust Can't Kill Me" 1938, "Vigilante Man" 1939 / writer: "Dust Can't Kill Me" 1938, "Vigilante Man" 1939
Slither1973"Oklahoma Hills"
Our American Musical Heritage1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Porter Wagoner Show1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sesame Street1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1970TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Alice's Restaurant1969writer: "Pastures Of Plenty", "Car-Car Song"
Shindig!1964-1965TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Convoy1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Startime1959TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six-Five Special1958writer: "The Grand Coolie Dam"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ranch Party1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Never a Dull Moment1950lyrics: "The Old Chisholm Trail" - uncredited / music: "The Old Chisholm Trail" - uncredited
They Live by Night1948lyrics: "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" - uncredited / music: "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" - uncredited
The SimpsonsTV Series 1 episode, 2000 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2016 lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
MLB Network PresentsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
National Parks Adventure2016Documentary short writer: "This Land is Your Land"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.O.S.: Mulheres ao Mar 22015writer: "This Land is Your Land"
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paper Towns2015performer: "RED RIVER VALLEY" / writer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE"
Over the Garden WallTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Great Performances2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
We Are Many2014Documentary lyrics: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND" / music: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND"
Foxcatcher2014writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
Trophy Wife2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grudge Match2013writer: "I'm Shipping Up To Boston"
The Originals2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Mindy ProjectTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Bad Words2013writer: "Feed of Man"
Sharp2013performer: "Struggle Blues" / writer: "Struggle Blues"
Reason to Kill2013Short lyrics: "I'm Shipping up to Boston"
Charlie Victor Romeo2013Documentary lyrics: "Ship in the Sky" / music: "Ship in the Sky"
The Dust Bowl2012TV Mini-Series documentary "Worried Man Blues" / lyrics: "Dust Storm Disaster The Great Dust Storm", "Dust Bowl Refugee", "Dust Can't Kill Me", "I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore", "Do Re Mi", "Struggle Blues" / music: "Dust Storm Disaster The Great Dust Storm", "Dust Bowl Refugee", "Dust Can't Kill Me", "I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore", "Do Re Mi", "Struggle Blues" / performer: "Dust Storm Disaster The Great Dust Storm", "Dust Bowl Refugee", "Dust Can't Kill Me", "I Ain't Got
The Marty Stuart Show2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hemingway & Gellhorn2012TV Movie writer: "Jarama Valley"
Luck2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fringe2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
We Bought a Zoo2011writer: "Airline to Heaven"
The Ambassador2011Documentary performer: "This Land Is Your Land" / writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
A Better Life2011writer: "California"
Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya2011writer: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND"
Saving the World in Seven Days2010Short writer: "This Land is Your Land"
Rock Suomi2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Love & Other Drugs2010writer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
Nhl 112010Video Game lyrics: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" live / writer: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" live
How to Make It in America2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
180° South2010Documentary lyrics: "Remember the Mountain Bed"
GasLand2010Documentary writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
Capitalism: A Love Story2009Documentary writer: "Jesus Christ"
Up in the Air2009/Iwriter: "This Land Is Your Land" 1940
Hung2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Casino2009Documentary writer: "I Ain't Got No Home"
House M.D.2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold CaseTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2009 music - 1 episode, 2009
Food, Inc.2008Documentary lyrics: "This Land Is Your Land" / music: "This Land Is Your Land"
It Might Get Loud2008Documentary writer: "Gamblin' Man"
Religulous2008Documentary writer: "Christ For President"
The Strangers2008writer: "At My Window, Sad and Lonely"
War, Inc.2008writer: "Blood of the Lamb"
Lobster Wars2007TV Series writer: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston"
Evan Almighty2007writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks2007Documentary writer: "Harry Bridges"
King of California2007writer: "California Stars"
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten2007Documentary performer: "Rangers Command" / writer: "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot"
Cándida2006writer: "This Land Is Your Land"
The Departed2006writer: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" 2005
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Blowin' Down That Old Dusty Road" / writer: "Blowin' Down That Old Dusty Road"


So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh2010Video short
This Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie1997Video short


The Fight for Life1940Citizen (uncredited)


Bound for Glory1976autobiography

Music Department

ABC 20022001TV Movie documentary composer: additional music


This Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie1997Video shortHimself
To Hear Your Banjo Play1947ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement2008DocumentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Folk Britannia2006TV Series documentaryHimself
This Machine Kills Fascists2005Video documentary
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty2003DocumentaryHimself
Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century2001DocumentaryHimself
Man in the Sand1999Video documentaryHimself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
Arena1988TV Series documentaryHimself
A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly1988Video documentaryHimself
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'1984DocumentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHimself
Our American Musical Heritage1971TV SeriesHimself


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