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Short Info

SpousePinchas Zukerman, Dudley Moore, Claude Harz
MarkPlatinum blonde hair and green eyes
FactWas considered for the title roles in Lolita (1962) and Norma Rae (1979).
PaymentsEarned $350 per week from Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)


What is actress Tuesday Weld doing now?

Tuesday Weld, one of the most popular actresses in the American film industry, currently lives in her home in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. After retirement from acting in 2001, Tuesday has remained out of the media spotlight, though there were a lot of rumors that she suffers from bipolar disorder and that her daughter takes care of her. However, these rumors have not been confirmed, so we hope that she enjoys her life.

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Who is Tuesday Weld?

Susan Ker Weld, better known in the media as Tuesday Weld, was born on the 27th August 1943, in New York City, USA, and is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Maria Wyeth Lang in the comedy-drama film “Play It As It Lays” (1972), playing Katherine in the romantic drama film “Looking For Mr. Goodbar” (1977), portraying Margie Young-Hunt in the TV drama film “The Winter Of Our Discontent” (1983), and as Carol in the crime drama film “Once Upon A Time In America” (1984).

Early Life, Education and Name Change

When it comes to her early life, Tuesday spent her childhood in New York City, where she was raised by her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, who was known for being a member of the Weld family, and her mother, Yosene Balfour Ker, the daughter of artist William Balfour Ker. She had a brother named David Balfour Weld, and a sister named Sarah King Weld. In 1960, she graduated from Hollywood Professional School. Regarding her name, in 1959 she decided to legally change it to Tuesday Weld, which represents an extended version of her childhood nickname ‘Tu Tu’.

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Modeling Career

Tuesday’s father passed away when she was four-years-old, after which her family was left without money, so her mother was forced to put little Tuesday to work as a child model; as the youngest member of their family, she became their support. Her modeling career was quite successful, as she posed for various campaigns and mail-order catalogs. Unfortunately, the high load of responsibility led to her having a nervous breakdown, after which she became an alcoholic, and had relationships with older men, all of which led to a suicide attempt when she was only 12 years old.

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Acting Career Beginnings

After a very difficult period of her life, Tuesday became interested in acting, so her mother helped her to secure an agent. She soon made her debut appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock crime drama film entitled “The Wrong Man” (1956), which was followed by her portrayal of Dori in the musical drama film “Rock Rock Rock!” (1956), starring with such singers as Chuck Berry, Johnny Burnette and Frankie Lymon, which marked the beginning of an increase of her popularity, and net worth.
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Her Breakthrough

In 1958 came Tuesday’s breakthrough role when she starred in the comedy “Rally Round The Flag, Boys!” (1958) next to Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, leading her to be spotted by executives at Twentieth Century-Fox who offered her a long term contract, and a big opportunity to portray Thalia Menninger in the CBS series entitled “The Many Loves Of Dobie Gills” (1959-1962), earning the then considerabale amount of  $35,000 annually. The role increased her popularity enormously, as well as her net worth, and thanks to her performance, Tuesday became a co-winner of the Golden Globe Award in the Most Promising Newcomer category.

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The late 1950s

In 1959 she was cast as Dorothy Nichols, the daughter of Danny Kaye in the semi-biographical film “The Five Pennies”, starring Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes and Louis Armstrong, after which she landed the role of Vangie Harper in the 1960 comedy “The Private Lives Of Adam And Eve”. During the same year, Tuesday became even busier, featuring as Anne Gregor in the drama “Because They’re Young”, playing Jody in the comedy “Sex Kittens Go To College” and portraying Joy Elder in the musical comedy film “High Time”, adding a considerable amount to her net worth. Furthermore, during the late 1950s, she also guest-starred in such TV series as “The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet”, “77 Sunset Strip” and “Zane Grey Theater”, among several others.

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The early 1960s

In the beginning of the 1960s, Tuesday continued to line up successes, becoming one of the Hollywood queens of teen. She landed the roles of Selena in the drama film “Return To Peyton Place”, and Noreen Braxton in the musical drama film “Wild In The Country” alongside Elvis Presley, both in 1961. In the following year she featured as Libby in the comedy “Bachelor Flat”, directed by Frank Tashlin, after which she turned down the role of Lolita in the film of the same name by Stanley Kubrick, so her next major role came in 1963, when she was cast as Bobby Jo Pepperdine in Ralph Nelson’s romantic comedy-drama “Soldier In The Rain”, next to Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason.

Rise to Stardom

Although she appeared in a number of major and lead roles, Tuesday didn’t achieve stardom until 1965, when she portrayed JoJo Holcomb in the comedy “I’ll Take Sweden,” and Christian in the drama “The Cincinnati Kid”, both of which contributed a lot to her fortune. By the end of the decade, Tuesday also appeared in the role of Barbara Ann Greene in the 1966 romantic comedy film “Lord Love A Duck”, featured as Sue Ann Stepanek in the comedy crime “Pretty Poison” (1968) which became a cult success, and played Alma McCain in the drama “I Walk The Line” in 1970, opposite Gregory Peck. In the same period, she also turned down the role of Bonnie in the film “Bonnie And Clyde” (1967).
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The 1970s

In 1971, Tuesday starred as Susan/Noah in the drama “A Safe Place”, and then appeared in the role of Maria Wyeth Lang in the comedy-drama film “Play It As It Lays” (1972) along with Anthony Perkins and Tammy Grimes, which earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. Concurrently  she was performing on television, getting the role of Vicky in the ABC thriller film “Reflections Of Murder” (1974), and playing Zelda Fitzgerald in the TV film about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s screenwriting career, entitled “F. Scott Fitzgerald In Hollywood” (1975), directed by Anthony Page. In 1977, Tuesday was cast as Katherine in the romantic drama film “Looking For Mr. Goodbar”, winning an Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, after which she landed the roles of Doris Winters in Robert Butler’s TV drama thriller film “A Question Of Guilt”, and Marge Converse in the action crime drama film “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, both in 1978. Two years later, she featured as Lillie Lloyd McCann in the TV drama “Mother And Daughter: The Loving War” and as Kate in Bill Persky’s comedy “Serial”.

The 1980s

In the beginning of the next decade, Tuesday landed the role of Holly Richardson in the TV drama “Madame X”, starred as Gloria Travalian in the romantic comedy “Author! Author!” (1982) alongside Al Pacino and Dyan Cannon, and portrayed Lizzie in the TV film “The Rainmaker” (1982), winning the CableACE Award for Actress in a Theatrical or Non-Musical Program. In the following year, she also won an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie, for her performance in the role of Margie Young-Hunt in the TV drama “The Winter Of Our Discontent”, which was followed by winning a BAFTA Award nomination in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her portrayal of Carol in the crime drama film “Once Upon A Time In America” (1984). Afterwards, she appeared in such TV film titles as “Scorned And Swindled” (1984) playing Sharon Clark, “Circle of Violence: A Family Drama” (1986) starring as Georgia Benfield, and “Something In Common” (1986) as Shelly Grant. By the end of the 1980s, she had also landed the role of Marie Wolfe in the musical comedy “Heartbreak Hotel” (1988).

Later Career

To speak further about her career, Tuesday became more inactive in the world of acting after the 1980s, as she played Mrs. Prendergast in the 1993 drama thriller film “Falling Down”, featuring Robert Duvall and Michael Douglas, and then appeared in support roles in such titles as “Feeling Minnesota” (1996), “Chelsea Walls” (2001) and “Intimate Affairs” (2001). Subsequently, she decided to retire.

Tuesday Weld Net Worth and Assets

Her acting career was active between 1956 and 2001, and she achieved considerable success during that period by starring in more than 60 film and TV titles. So, if you ever wondered how rich Tuesday Weld is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth of of late-2018 is over $5 million, accumulated largely through her successful acting career. Her assets currently include her home located in the Hollywood Hills, that she bought for $1.8 million in 2018, after selling her beach house in Montauk, Long Island, New York, plus a second home in Manhattan, New York City.

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Personal Life and Marriages

Regarding her personal life, Tuesday Weld has been married three times. Her first husband was screenwriter Claude Harz (1965-1971), with whom she had a daughter named Natasha Harz. Tuesday’s second husband was British actor and musician Dudley Moore from 1975 to 1980, with whom she also has a child, a son named Patrick H. Moore. After divorcing her second husband, she married Israeli concert violinist Pinchas Zukerman in 1985, but they divorced in 1998. Moreover, she has been romantically associated with such famous personalities as Elvis Presley, John Ireland, Al Pacino, Omar Sharif, and others.

General Info

Full NameTuesday Weld
Height1.62 m
ProfessionActor, Child model
EducationHollywood High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpousePinchas Zukerman, Dudley Moore, Claude Harz
ChildrenPatrick H. Moore, Natasha Harz
ParentsLathrop Motley Weld, Yosene Balfour Ker
SiblingsDavid Balfour Weld, Sarah King Weld

Accomplishments

AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
MoviesOnce Upon a Time in America, Pretty Poison, Wild in the Country, The Cincinnati Kid, Falling Down, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Lord Love a Duck, Rock, Rock, Rock, Thief, I Walk the Line, Soldier in the Rain, Return to Peyton Place, Rally Round the Flag, Boys!, Author! Author!, High Time, Who'll Stop th...
TV ShowsThe Eleventh Hour, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Follow the Sun, The Tab Hunter Show, DuPont Show of the Week

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Curvaceous figure
2Platinum blonde hair and green eyes

Salary

TitleSalary
Wild in the Country (1961)$50,000
High Time (1960)$25,000
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)$350 per week
Rock Rock Rock! (1956)$400

Quotes

#Quote
1[About her mother] I hated Mama. I didn't feel really free until she died. Otherwise her death really didn't affect me much. Mama is already back here wandering around doing something. I hope as a puppy dog.
2[About "Pretty Poison"] Don't talk to me about it. I couldn't bear Noel Black even speaking to me. When he said 'Good morning,' it destroyed my day.
3[In a 1972 interview] I don't like interviews because your brain can be picked. That's not nice anywhere - even in a living room.
4[After being asked why she turns down sure hits like "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice"] It reeked of success. I may be self-destructive, but I like taking chances with movies. I like challenges, and I also like the particular position I've been in all these years, with people wanting to save me from the awful films I've been in... I think the Tuesday Weld cult is a very nice thing.
5[Asked about a 1971 Tuesday Weld Film festival] I was astonished. That's an honor usually reserved for someone like Garbo or Bogart.
6[on Sue Lyon] I don't think of her as an actress or otherwise. She just doesn't occupy that much of my mind. I don't know her.
7[on her reputation as a "wild child"] As a teenager, I was a wreck. I drank so much I can't remember anything.
8It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into.
9[about Elvis Presley] He walked into a room and everything stopped. Elvis was just so physically beautiful that even if he didn't have any talent . . . just his face, just his presence. And he was funny, charming, and complicated, but he didn't wear it on his sleeve. You didn't see that he was complicated. You saw great needs.
10I do not ever want to be a huge star. Do you think I want a success? I refused Bonnie and Clyde (1967) because I was nursing at the time but also because deep down I knew that it was going to be a huge success. The same was true of "Bob and Carol and Fred and Sue" or whatever it was called [Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)]. It reeked of success.

Facts

#Fact
1Turned down the role of Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
2Was in the running for the role of the mother in Poltergeist (1982) which went to JoBeth Williams.
3Had to withdraw from Performance (1970) due to an injury before shooting began.
4Tuesday was born on a Friday.
5Actor Anthony Perkins and actress Dina Merrill (both of whom were co-stars) are Weld's third cousins.
6Weld and her Wild in the Country (1961) co-star Hope Lange both portrayed the character of Selena Cross; Weld in the movie sequel Return to Peyton Place (1961) , Lange in the original film Peyton Place (1957).
7In 1971 the 8th Street Playhouse in New York's Greenwich Village hosted a Tuesday Weld Film Festival.
8Weld lives in Aspen area and has turned down work for over 10 years. Her major agents still send her scripts weekly, but she is writing and close to her daughter and granddaughter. She is offered "mother roles" on hit series, but looks better than her years. [June 2010]
9First cousin of ex Governor William Weld of Massachussetts and both their lineages precede the founding fathers. The Weld name is on more buildings at Harvard in honor of her family establishing the University and is one of the most important family lineages in America.
10Sold her homes in New York in Manhattan, and beach house in Montauk and is now living in Colorado near Aspen.
11Was considered to play Mrs. Lovett in a film version of the musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", but she passed on the role as time went on. When it was finally made in the 2000s, the role went to Helena Bonham Carter.
12Born at 01:34 AM (EWT).
13In Tiny Tim's recording of George M. Cohan's song "Then I'd be Satisfied with Life" (on his 1968 album "God Bless Tiny Tim"), he changes the line "If Hettie Green would only be my wife" to "If Tuesday Weld would only be my wife".
14The first year she was on the set of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959) she was mobbed so much by the press that she finally cut them off entirely. After that her name was seldom mentioned when the show was written about.
151958 Deb Star.
16Refused to screen test (as did Natalie Wood) for the part of Daisy Buchanan in the 1974 remake of The Great Gatsby (1974).
17Donald Fagen mentions her in his song "New Frontier" on the album "The Nightfly": "Introduce me to that big blonde/She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld."
18Singer Walter Egan recorded "Tuesday Weld", his self-penned tribute to the actress, on his 1980 album "The Last Stroll".
19Graduated from Hollywood Professional School in 1960 and was the class valedictorian.
20Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a son Patrick H. Moore on February 26, 1976. Child's father was her 2nd ex-husband, Dudley Moore.
21Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a daughter Natasha Harz on August 26, 1966. Child's father was her 1st ex-husband, Claude Harz.
22Turned down the films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), True Grit (1969) and Cactus Flower (1969).
23When asked by a reporter what drove her into seclusion in the 1970s, she answered, "I think it was a Buick."
24She was director Roman Polanski's first choice for the title role in Rosemary's Baby (1968) because he thought her pure, American looks would contrast well with the film's dark undertones. The studio preferred Mia Farrow, however, who had become a star on the enormously popular night-time soap opera Peyton Place (1964). A few years later, Polanski wanted her to star in his film version of Macbeth (1971). She lost the part when she refused to do a nude sleepwalking scene. The role was eventually played by Francesca Annis.
25Turned down the role of Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
26Was considered for the title roles in Lolita (1962) and Norma Rae (1979).
27Featured on the cover of the album "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet. [1991]

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Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Walls2001Greta
Intimate Affairs2001Sasha
Feeling Minnesota1996Nora Clayton
Falling Down1993Mrs. Prendergast
Chillers1990TV SeriesJessica
Heartbreak Hotel1988Marie Wolfe
Something in Common1986TV MovieShelly Grant
Circle of Violence: A Family Drama1986TV MovieGeorgia Benfield
Scorned and Swindled1984TV MovieSharon Clark
Once Upon a Time in America1984Carol
The Winter of Our Discontent1983TV MovieMargie Young-Hunt
The Rainmaker1982TV MovieLizzie
Author! Author!1982Gloria Travalian
Thief1981Jessie
Madame X1981TV MovieHolly Richardson
Serial1980Kate Linville Holroyd
Mother and Daughter: The Loving War1980TV MovieLillie Lloyd McCann
Who'll Stop the Rain1978Marge Converse
A Question of Guilt1978TV MovieDoris Winters
Looking for Mr. Goodbar1977Katherine
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood1975TV MovieZelda Fitzgerald
Reflections of Murder1974TV MovieVicky
Play It As It Lays1972Maria Wyeth Lang
A Safe Place1971Susan / Noah
I Walk the Line1970Alma McCain
Pretty Poison1968Sue Ann Stepanek
Cimarron Strip1968TV SeriesHeller
The Crucible1967TV MovieAbigail Williams
Lord Love a Duck1966Barbara Ann Greene
The Cincinnati Kid1965Christian
I'll Take Sweden1965JoJo Holcomb
The Fugitive1964TV SeriesMattie Braydon
Mr. Broadway1964TV SeriesEmily
Soldier in the Rain1963Bobby Jo Pepperdine
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesLouisa Johansen
The DuPont Show of the Week1963TV SeriesElsie Brinkmann
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesDenise Dunlear
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesStacy Palmer / Leslie Clark
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1959-1962TV SeriesThalia Menninger
Ben Casey1962TV SeriesMelanie Gardner
Route 661962TV SeriesMiriam Moore
Naked City1962TV SeriesOra Mae Youngham
Adventures in Paradise1962TV SeriesGloria Dannora
Bachelor Flat1961Libby Bushmill / Libby Smith
Bus Stop1961TV SeriesCherie
Follow the Sun1961TV SeriesBarbara Beaumont
Wild in the Country1961Noreen Braxton
Return to Peyton Place1961Selena
Zane Grey Theater1960TV SeriesBeth Lawson
The Tab Hunter Show1960TV SeriesGinny
High Time1960Joy Elder
Sex Kittens Go to College1960Jody
The Millionaire1960TV SeriesBeth Boland
Because They're Young1960Anne Gregor
77 Sunset Strip1959-1960TV SeriesKitten Lang / Barrie
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve1960Vangie Harper
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1958-1959TV SeriesConnie / Cathy / Ricky's Girlfriend
The Red Skelton Hour1959TV SeriesStarlet
The Five Pennies1959Dorothy Nichols - Age 13
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!1958Comfort Goodpasture
Goodyear Playhouse1957TV Series
The Wrong Man1956Giggly Girl (uncredited)
Rock Rock Rock!1956Dori

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'll Take Sweden1965performer: "Give It to Me" - uncredited
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV Special performer: "Almost in Your Arms Love Song from Houseboat"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 36th Annual Academy Awards1964TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Sound Effects
The Bob Hope Show1961-1964TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
What's My Line?1962TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Annual National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHerself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHerself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood1960TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentaryDori
Our Time1985TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: FemaleThief (1981)
1960Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleThe Five Pennies (1959)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1985BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressOnce Upon a Time in America (1984)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Winter of Our Discontent (1983)
1983ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Theatrical or Non-Musical ProgramThe Rainmaker (1982)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressThief (1981)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThief (1981)
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleLooking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaPlay It As It Lays (1972)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female New Personality4th place.

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1968NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressPretty Poison (1968)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

3 Comments

  1. Just gloss over the childhood abuse and neglect. Her father’s questionable disappearance labeled a death and that fact that old Claude Harz doesn’t seem to exist. So tired of this cookie cutter bio of “Tuesday Weld”. It’s 2020 how about some concrete facts finally

  2. What you read may be what Ms. Weld is comfortable with. How is any of us justified to say that social media has the right to demand anything else? Let’s see your pimples Monica.

  3. I KNEW TUESDAY(SUSAN) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG I AM FROM THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD REW UP KNOWING HER AND HER BRPTHER DAVIE, HE WAS A SUCBA DIVER I WOULD LIKE TO GET INTOUCH WITH MS. WELD AND TALK ABOUT WHEN WE WERE TEENAGERS, ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD YES SHE HAD A ROUGH CHILDHOOD

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