Jo Anne Worley Net Worth: Jo Anne Worley is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $2 million. Jo Anne Worley was born in Lowell, Indiana in September 1937. Jo Anne moved to The Big Apple and became an associate of the Pickwick Players. She subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California and began playing in musicals. She appeared on Broadway’s Hello, Dolly in 1964 and then created her own cabaret act. Worley was found by Merv Griffin in 1966. Worley appeared about 40 times as a guest on The Merv Griffin Show. Among Worley’s best known characters was on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1968 to 1970. From 1970 to 1973 she starred in the television series Love, American Style. Worley additionally was a voice actor, voicing characters in the films Belle’s Magical World, A Goofy Movie, Beauty and the Beast, and Nutcracker Fantasy. In 1972 she starred in The Shaggy D.A. Jo Anne wed Roger Perry in 1975 but the couple divorced in 2000.
She is currently appearing on Broadway in the hit musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" in the role of ditsy dowager Mrs. Tottendale. [August 2007]
Current president of Actors and Others for Animals. A Los Angeles based organization founded by Doris Day, Actors and Others for Animals is a highly dedicated organization focused on the humane treatment of animals. [January 2007]
Friends with Bill Cullen, Julie London, Dick Clark and Nipsey Russell.
The third of five children, she also has two half-brothers and two half-sisters from her father's second marriage in 1962.
At the recommendation of Gower Champion, she was picked to be Carol Channing's standby in the original 1964 Broadway production of "Hello Dolly!" Channing, unfortunately, was known for never missing a performance. Jo Anne later played the title role on the road.
Had made a tour bid in 1999 when she was cast as Pseudolus in the current tour of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." However, due to reported problems with transporting her dogs, she left the tour to be replaced by Rip Taylor.
The catchphrase, "Was that a chicken joke?"
They [managers/agents] always say you have to do a departure role because I guess people are just curious to know whether you are really crazy or not. So I've done departure roles on television & they're just boring. It's just like a plane crashes into the ocean & you're tattered & covered with oil, gasping for breath, almost dying. I'd rather make people laugh than crawl through the sand.
I have a big mouth, and I'm sorry to say I've always had one. When I was young, in church, I never sang with everybody else. I only mouthed the hymns, so I wouldn't drown everyone else out. I have my quiet moments. But I don't have many.