Must be Nice to be Sam Elliott

Updated on February 21, 2019
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I was born in the south. I live in the south and will die in the south. This is only a small part of the memories I share.

Keep rollin', rollin', rollin'

Though the streams are swollen

Keep them dogies rollin', rawhide

Through rain and wind and weather

Hell bent for leather

Wishin' my gal was by my side

All the things I'm missin'

Good vittles, love and kissin'

Are waiting at the end of my ride

(Sung by Frankie Laine)

— Songwriters: Dimitri Tiomkin / Ned Washington
Elliott at 2017 A Star is Born in Toronto.
Elliott at 2017 A Star is Born in Toronto. | Source

Still, I Cannot Get Past

that one bio-byte of Elliott only being worth $10-million bucks. Did I miss something like a highly-publicized trial where Elliott was on trial for something or other? I am curious especially when I am on the trail of interesting people everywhere who will agree that Sam Elliott is arguably the most-handsome, talented, intelligent and photo-friendly celebrity ever to grace the screen--TV or film. I can only hope that Mr. Elliott remembers to e-mail a "thank you," to yours truly.

Let me get some more Elliott-based thoughts with you. And no, I haven't lost fact that he is only worth $10 million bucks. Before he married Katherine Ross, did a previous marriage leave him sucking air for the next meal—thanks to a nasty divorce? It's no skin off my back, but I think that maybe Elliott is fibbing and his publicity people planted this $10-million-dollar-fact to every available press outlet simply because it reads so well.

"Hey, Bob! Guess what. I found out that mega-actor Sam Elliott is worth $10-million- dollars," and Bob looks as stunned when I first read the financial segment.

“Bob,” then he quickly adds, “10-Million? I would have bet the bank that he was over $50-Million and some change.”

When I was younger and healthier, I used to think that I could take Sam Elliott, but now knowing me, I am no pugilist, so if I were to meet Sam Elliott in some expensive Western Cafe that Specializes in Steaks, I might go over and ask for his autograph. Then he and Katherine Ross, his lovely wife of 33 years look very aloof as I stand there with a foolish grin on my face.

Then it happens: a teenage waiter, new on the job, is in a hurry to serve more steak dinners to his customers, but he forgets to look where he is going and he bumps into me and a very ignorant chain reaction happens--I fall on Elliott and Ross' dinner table and this ticks off Elliott who proceeds to kick my butt without breaking a sweat. The teenage waiter is not so stupid because he skates away and I pick up my body from the floor to the delight of Sam and Katherine. Only in Los Almos, New Mexico.

 This is the lovely Katharine Ross for film  Mister Buddwing, 1966.
This is the lovely Katharine Ross for film Mister Buddwing, 1966. | Source

A Quick Filmography of Sam Elliott

who began his film career with minor appearances in The Way West (1967) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and guest-starred on television in the Western Gunsmoke (1972) and the television films Murder in Texas (1981) and The Shadow Riders (1982). His film breakthrough was in the drama Lifeguard (1976). He then appeared in several Louis L'Amour adaptations such as The Quick and the Dead (1987) and Conagher (1991) appeared in Road House as Wade Garrett (1989), the latter of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film. He received his second Golden Globe and first Prime time Emmy Award nominations for Buffalo Girls (1995). Other film credits from the early 1990s include as John Buford in the historical drama Gettysburg (1993) and as Virgil Earp in the Western Tombstone (also 1993). Still, with this body of work, he is only $10-million-dollars?

Who does Elliott think I am, a fool? I know. You know and Elliott knows that he worth More than $10-million skins. If anything, I would wager that he is worth upwards to $50-million-bucks. But we are as in the dark as a burned-out light bulb on the question of really "How Much is Sam Elliott Really Worth?"

Guess what? And I want YOU to go back up to where I have listed the Major Films that had Sam Elliott in some role or the other. Then read the titles of the film very carefully. I will give you plenty of time to do your reading.

You will find that there is ONE film title that is very dubious. You will NOT find the following film in that bit of researched bit of background for Sam Elliott.

(Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name directed by Ang Lee which stars Eric Bana as the title character, Jennifer Connelly as Betty Ross, Sam Elliott as General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross, Josh Lucas and Nick Nolte as Bruce’s dad.) You can read it for yourself. Sam Elliott was in Hulk, but I cannot find how much he was paid for the work he done for the film. It is not nice to conceal financial matters to the known public—do you remember the Watergate break-in?

The Real Thing is This:

I am not playing games. Nor am I trying to pull any shady job to embarrass Sam Elliott or his lovely wife, Katherine Ross, but I am proud that my memory about Elliott starring in this MARVEL COMIICS production of Hulk was correct.

But even with Elliott not being worth more than $10-million-dollars, I like him very much although I have never met him. Just the fantasy about being pushed on his dining table (in the very beginning of this piece.) I do not have one thing against Sam Elliott. Look that nowhere in this hub have I been so friendly as to call him Sam. I might get whipped.

I hope that his $10-million-bucks will be enough for him and Katherine Ross because you know that the American Economy is not the best in the world, but at least our nation does honor its heroes and to me, Sam Elliott is more than a hero. And bigger than the images that he portrays on TV and film. Elliott is a fixture in Hollywood and the world.

I cannot be unfair when it comes to Katherine Ross, of course now you know her as the wife of Sam Elliott. I also would like to know a bit about Ross and her work . . .and her net worth, which is in Pubic Domain.

Katharine Ross is an American actress who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Born in Hollywood, California on January 29, 1940, Ross is best known for her appearances inThe Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Stepford Wives and other films, but these are Ross’ best works.

A Fitting Summary

to my visit with Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross. I hope that you know that with some good ol’ rural Arithmetic, it appears that Elliott and Ross have $15-million-dollars and I know that these two can easily live off of the interest of this lump of scratch.

And Elliott, if you didn’t read this in the beginning, “Beef: It’s What For Dinner,” so you and Ross can eat all of the steak for FREE. Just sayin’

February 21, 2019__________________________________________

Sam Elliott and Jon Hamm discus films at  Sundance 2017.
Sam Elliott and Jon Hamm discus films at Sundance 2017. | Source

© 2019 Kenneth Avery


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