Skip to comments.Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy in NJ
Posted on 03/26/2013 11:09:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000.
Warwicks publicist said that the singer was victimized by bad financial management in the 1990s and that she has paid back the actual amount of the taxes, but penalties and interest have accumulated over the years.
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Ran out of psychic friends.
Do you know the way to the federal pen ?
“Warwicks publicist said that the singer was victimized by bad financial management”
A lot of these performers were victimized. I remember seeing a performance by “Hermes Hermits” in Jackpot NV in a bar that held about 50 people a few years ago. I really thought it was sad.
These people who entertained us so many tears ago should be on easy street. But many are not...
Hate to hear this :-(
I love her music.
I particularly like the Theme from “Valley Of The Dolls”
She’s bankrupt, but she has $20,000 in monthly expenses. Uh...Ms. Warwick, maybe it would help if you gave up some of those expenditures..like housekeeping?
Bad financial advice? Sounds more like a matter of spending more than she has.
Too many good classics to mention. I remember listening to her *Little Prayer* on Armed Forces Radio in the ME. Brought me closer to home.
Now she’ll know what it’s like to have friends that walk on by.
Me, too. Thanks for the YouTube.
I also found the same theme song on youtube that is accompanied by images of Sharon Tate...(She was in Valley of the Dolls)
It’s just way too sad to even watch.
I’ve never personally gotten the concept of owning bigger houses than you can reasonably clean yourself.
Haters gonna hate. She used her God-given talents to entertain many of us. Where is the compassion for her circumstance?
So many entertainers are really not very smart and/or not very educated. It is not really surprising that they cannot manage the affluence that they reap from their art.
But by this same token they should not believe that they have intelligent political commentary to offer.
Not her, but so many of them.
>>Not her, but so many of them.<<
This is just plain sad. She was one of the best and most gifted, talented entertainers of her day...and my day.
Back in the late 80s Ted Nugent was playing at the Holiday Inn in Waco.
Very convenient and very fake. This is probably why she has not been able to settle.
She should have paid her taxes and managed her money better
It must be tough getting by on twenty grand a month.
".....she didn't see that coming"
shame on you,ive loved her songs,i see no reason to comment on her nostrils.
Don’t give a woman advice: one should never give a woman anything she can’t wear in the evening ~ O Wilde
Geez...that’s an uncalled for comment.
OK fine; let her go out naked at night then...
She loses $10 million and still is blowing $20 thou a month and whining about it?!? I’m not interested in listening to her fake problems!
You still haven’t got my present, yet. Have you? :)
I hope she can use her talents to get herself upright again.
Do you know the way to San Broke-ay?
Well that was her first mistake, New Jersey. Had she been in FL or Texas she probably would still be solvent.
But what I do know it is a shame given the number of High-End Advisory Firms and even some of the No-Loads that play in this arena ( I think Vanguard has a sub-set for Whales ) that so many Celebrities make so many bad moves when it comes to money.
On the other hand so many did well, The late Flip Wilson I hear was a market maven and a big landlord, The late Bob Hope owned a big chunk of California, and was it Tennessee Ernie Ford or the Gent from Green Acres TV show that bought up all the land that is now the burbs in their State?
I think the dividing line is common sense and good old fashion values such as a work ethic with their money going on here that seperate the successes from the failures.
Did she have a house near Whitney?
I don’t know, but one of those two (it may have been Whitney Houston) had a home next door to Gov. Chris Christie (his real home, not the governor’s mansion) in Mendham, NJ.
Chances are she like Obama believes that the rich don’t pay enough taxes. She may be cabinet material.
She had incredible rythym - not in a soulful way but her timing was impeccable. That and Burt was a great song writer.
“April Fools” - one of my favorites and theme from an amazing movie with Jack Lemon & the absolutely stunning Catherine Deneuve.
She made millions off her psychic hotline and she had the first psychic telephone service. So she blew her millions in ill gotten gain
Sure I like her greatest hits written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Are you referring to Herman's Hermits of the 1960s?
I saw her God-given talents in person one night. It was a terrible performance...the songs were great...but her attitude on stage was appalling. She simply didn’t like the audience being there. At one point we were clapping and she actually said “enough already” and hurried up to start the next song. When finished with her last song, she simply walked off the stage, not even waving good-bye...like she was glad to get rid of us. It was an amazing evening...finally “meeting” someone you really admired only to have them turn out to be someone you really would not want to have a cup of coffee with. Not a very nice person. I never bought another album, and I often changed radio stations when she came on. My “feelings” about her problems? [shrug]
You would have thought one of her psychic friends would have seen this coming.....
She should have seen it coming.
Yes even if she supported ODumbo, I can say that her music was classy. Not this crap of music we have today. When I hear Dionne sing her classic song especially Valley of the Dolls, I think of Sharon Tate. Dionne’s song has that 60’s feel to it but in an elegant way and Sharon Tate was the image of the 60’s but in a tragic way.
First wesley snipes and now Dionne Warwick. Theres a common thread here somewhere........Hmmmmm, now what is it?
That’s sad to hear...there are a few performers who are regular folks and don’t fall prey to being prima donnas.
I have the same opinion of most pro-sport celebs.
The best was Fred McMurray. He saw what Hollywood was going to become and sunk all his money into real estate. IIRC, he died a billionaire.
Wasn’t she once married to Burt Bacharach?
I thought she lived in San Jose?! Or did she lose her way on the way there?
The woman’s in trouble, she don’t know what to do with herself in this empty place, are you people just going to walk on by? Who can she turn to? Anyone who had a heart would reach out for her! Or are you there (with another girl?) You’ll never get to heaven! You’d better make some promises, promises!
Was that the Peter Noone led band?
PN went solo and still does shows as “Peter Noone of HH’s”.
The “Hermits” backing band, it appears, not as successful.