Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

Australian musician and actor
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Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949), known professionally as Rick Springfield, is an Australian musician and actor. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his debut single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the U.S., for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits: "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart", and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two U.S. top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982).

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Rick Springfield was born on Tuesday, 23 August 1949 in South Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia. His full name at birth was Richard Lewis Springthorpe. He is best known as an actor. Springfield's country of citizenship (nationality) is Australian. He is 6' 2" (188 cm) tall with a slim build. He has green eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $12,000,000 US dollars. Rick Springfield is 74 years old and his zodiac star sign is Leo.

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Richard Lewis Springthorpe
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Jessie's Girl
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Date of birth
23 August 1949
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South Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
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Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, acto
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6' 2" (188 cm)
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Residence
Southern California, U.S.
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$12,000,000 USD
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United Talent Agency
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Partner: Barbara Porter (Married) 2 children
Oct 1983-
Rick Springfield and Barbara Porter
There weren't a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to.
  • His first single released was "Speak to the Sky" in 1972.
  • He was linked romantically with actress Linda Blair in the 1970s. There was quite an age difference at the time he was 25 and she was 15! Nevertheless, he still refers to her as the first love of his life.
  • Was in the Australian rock band "Zoot" with Beeb Birtles, who later co-founded one of Australia`s most successful rock bands, `The Little River Band`.
  • 2006] Became a US citizen, while still maintaining his Australian citizenship.
  • Throughout the 1970`s he was mistaken for Bruce Springsteen because of their similar surnames and musical backgrounds.

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