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Date Of BirthMay 2, 1936
SpousePatricia Healey
MarkRich baritone voice
FactHe was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20, 2011.

Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer. Humperdinck has been described as “one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around.” His singles “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” both topped the UK music charts in 1967, and sold more than a million copies each. In North America, he also had chart successes with “After the Lovin'” and “This Moment in Time”. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

Early Life

Humperdinck was born in Madras, British India, the son of Mabel Dorsey and British Army NCO, Edward Arnold Dorsey. His family moved to Leicester, England, when he was ten. He soon showed an interest in music and began learning the saxophone. By the early 1950s, he was playing saxophone in nightclubs, but he is best known for his singing.

Humperdinck’s first break came when he was discovered by Gordon Mills, who was looking for a new artist to promote. Mills renamed him Engelbert Humperdinck, after the German composer of the same name. He released his first single, “Davy”, in 1966. It failed to chart, but the follow-up, “Release Me”, was a huge success, reaching number one in eleven countries.


Humperdinck’s career took off in 1967 with the release of his single “Release Me”. The song became a worldwide hit, reaching number one in eleven countries, including the UK, where it stayed at the top of the charts for seven weeks. The song sold more than a million copies in the UK and more than four million copies worldwide.

Humperdinck’s follow-up single, “The Last Waltz”, was also a huge success, reaching number one in nine countries, including the UK, where it stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks. The song sold more than two million copies in the UK and more than five million copies worldwide.

In North America, Humperdinck’s singles “After the Lovin'” and “This Moment in Time” were both top ten hits.

Humperdinck has released thirty-eight studio albums, fourteen compilations, and four live albums. His most recent album, Engelbert Calling, was released in 2014.

Humperdinck has been married to Patricia Healey since 1964. The couple have four children: Louise, Scott, Bradley, and Tyler.

Net Worth

Humperdinck’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. He has earned his fortune through his successful singing career. Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

General Info

Full NameEngelbert Humperdinck
Date Of BirthMay 2, 1936
Height1.86 m
ProfessionReal estate entrepreneur, Singer, Businessperson, A Man Without Love, The Last Waltz, After The Lovin'


SpousePatricia Healey
ChildrenLouise Dorsey, Scott Dorsey, Bradley Dorsey, Jason Dorsey, A Man Without Love, The Last Waltz, After The Lovin'
ParentsMervyn Dorsey, Olive Dorsey, A Man Without Love, The Last Waltz, After The Lovin'


NominationsGrammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
MoviesEngelbert Humperdinck: Live, Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady, Engelbert Humperdinck: King of Romance, Engelbert Humperdinck: Live at the London Palladium, Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdinck: Greatest Performances: 1967-1977, Engelbert Humperdink: Totally Amazing, Engelbert Humperdinck: Li...

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#Marks / Signs
1Rich baritone voice


1When I was an utter flop, I kept having the same dream - that all my teeth were falling out. I don't have that dream any more.
2(Joking with Arsenio Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)) I hate it when they throw their bras at me - their panties. It's such a waste. None of them fit me.


1Father of Louise Dorsey.
2Las Vegas, New Orleans, where he gave his first Fan Appreciation Party attended by Fan Club members only. He personally signed over 200 pictures! [October 2009]
3He was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20, 2011.
4He was awarded a star on Leicester's Walk of Fame in Leicester, England on April 24, 2010.
5He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 23, 1989.
6Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Music) from the University of Leicester in January 2006.
7Discovered by his manager, former singer Gordon Mills, after years of obscurity touring and recording as "Gerry Dorsey". Mills founded the MAM record label and also managed Tom Jones, Gilbert O'Sullivan and Lynsey de Paul.
8Born in Madras, India, but raised in Leicester, England.
9As a tax exile, he is only permitted to stay in the United Kingdom a maximum of 90 days a year, while the rest of the year he lives in Los Angeles.
10Is one of the 10 children of Mervyn and Olive Dorsey.
11Is one of the wealthiest musicians in the business - worth around $100 million dollars.
12Took his stage name from the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck.
13He spent his wedding night in a tree house and his bachelor night on a mattress in the front room of Sean Barry-Weske's house in South London.
14Resides at the former Hollywood mansion of blond bombshell actress Jayne Mansfield, which she and husband Mickey Hargitay extensively remodeled in her favorite color and dubbed "The Pink Palace". The famous heart-shaped swimming pool is still there.
15He was found to be the father of a 4-year-old girl in 1980 but refuses to see her, although he does pay child support. In 1988, the mother of the girl accused him of having the AIDS virus.




Mike & Mike2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 102012TV Movie documentary performer: "Last Waltz", "Please Release Me"
The Eurovision Song Contest2012TV Special performer: "Love Will Set You Free"
Peter2011performer: "Last Waltz"
Album2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008performer: "Fly Me To The Moon"
Weeds2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Romance & Cigarettes2005performer: "A Man without Love"
Blackpool2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Drakarna över Helsingfors2001performer: "Last Waltz"
Gangster No. 12000performer: "Ten Guitars"
The Last Yellow1999performer: "A Man without Love", "Walk through This World", "There's a Kind of Hush All over the World"
You're Dead...1999performer: "Release Me"
Retroactive1997performer: "I CAN'T LIVE A DREAM", "DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL"
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday1996performer: "After The Loving"
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America1996performer: "Lesbian Seagull"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Release Me"
De Flip Fluitketel show1981TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The John Davidson Show1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Neighbors1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1973TV Series performer - 1 episode


Showpalast2000TV Series
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
Oddville, MTV1997TV SeriesEngelbert
Even Angels Fall1991TV MovieKevin
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady1991TV MovieEberhardt Bohm
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesEngelbert Humperdinck
The Love Boat1983-1984TV SeriesColin Crawford
Hotel1984TV SeriesDanny Maxwell
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesRobert Smith
De Flip Fluitketel show1981TV Mini-Series
The Special London Bridge Special1972TV MovieRoyal Guard
Dans de hele nacht met ons1966TV MovieSinger


Engelbert Humperdinck: Live1990Video documentary executive producer


Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009Documentary thanks
Retroactive1997the producers and director wish to thank


The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1980TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Entertainer / ...
The Merv Griffin Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Evening Magazine1979TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1978TV SeriesHimself
The Captain and Tennille1977TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Especial Nochevieja 1974: Feliz año nuevo1974TV MovieHimself - Performer
It's Lulu1971-1973TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHimself - Host
ZDF Werkstatt1972TV Series documentaryHimself
A Christmas Night with the Stars1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Harry Secombe Show1971TV SeriesHimself - singer
The Jim Nabors Hour1971TV SeriesHimself
Changing Scene III1971TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Bob Hope Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
Show an Bord1970TV MovieHimself - Musician
Laugh-In1969-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Performer
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Liberace Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Liberace Show1969TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
The Corbett Follies1969TV SeriesHimself - singer
The London Palladium Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Stars1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Frost on Sunday1968TV SeriesHimself
All Systems Freeman1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Critic / Himself - Singer
Discs a Go-Go1968TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Bruce Forsyth Show1967TV SeriesHimself - singer
The Dickie Valentine Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Golden Shot1967TV SeriesHimself - singer
Juke Box Jury1966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
Europarty1967TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight1967TV SeriesHimself - singer
The Des O'Connor Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Swinging London1967TV MovieHimself - Singer
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961-1964TV SeriesHimself
The 6:25 Show1963TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Oh Boy!1959TV SeriesHimself - singer
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHimself
Weekend2014TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 102012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest2012TV SpecialHimself - United Kingdom Entry
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Joy of Easy Listening2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2009TV SeriesHimself
The Dame Edna Treatment2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert: Totally Amazing2006Himself
Generation Fame2005TV MovieHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2005TV SeriesHimself
Musik für Sie2005TV SeriesHimself
Musikantenstadl2005TV SeriesHimself
Best Ever Ads2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
ITV 50 Greatest Shows2005TV MovieHimself
Hell's Kitchen2004TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike Baldwin & Me2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our House2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Airport2001TV Series documentaryHimself
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesHimself
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Musikbutikken2000TV SeriesHimself
BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor2000TV SpecialHimself
Stars Sing The Beatles2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Car's the Star1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Owner
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: King of Romance1998Himself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Love Unchained1997TV MovieHimself
The Mrs. Merton Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special1995TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself
Surprise Surprise!1995TV SeriesHimself
Live for Peace: A Royal Gala1995TV MovieHimself
Clive James1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
The Chevy Chase Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Blazing a Silver Trail1993VideoHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHimself (1993)
The Joan Rivers Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Live1990Video documentaryHimself
Chambre à part1989Himself
Tag des deutschen Schlagers 19891989TV MovieHimself - Singer
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1973-1988TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Glory Years1987TV MovieHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight1987TV SeriesHimself
Kinder - wie die Zeit vergeht: 40 Jahre RIAS1986TV MovieHimself - singer (as Engelbert)
Cap d'any a TV31985TV MovieHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Spectacular1985Video documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Live from Her Majesty's1984TV SeriesHimself - singer
Ray Charles: A Man & His Soul1983TV MovieHimself
Wetten, dass..?1981TV SeriesSinger
Mike Yarwood in Persons1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

My Music: Favorite Love Songs2016TV MovieHimself
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs2015TV MovieHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - episode The Ed Sullivan Show
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Typisch van Duin2006TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself - Host & Singer


Won Awards

1989Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on October 23, 1989 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

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