Sam Haskell

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Film Producer (1955)
Sun Nov 10 2019
By   Manish

Emmy-winning film producer, Sam Haskell is well known for his movie, Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. He is also recognized for producing a TV mini-drama series, The Glory Game. He is currently producing a musical comedy-drama series, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.

Haskell was born on 24th June 1955 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. She, moreover, holds an American nationality and hails from white ethnicity/race. Other than that, he is a married man. Find out more in detail about Haskell's personal life in the following sections.

Haskell & Mary Donnelly-Haskell's Marital Life

Haskell is committed to a beautiful actress, Mary Donnelly-Haskell. The duo tied the knot on 28th December 1982, where their friends and family relatives gave blessings for their new journey.

Sam Haskell and his wife, Mary Haskell attended Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Ceremony
Photo: Sam Haskell and Mary Haskell at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. 
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The couple are the college sweethearts who first met at the University of Mississippi in 1974. They later became friends and shortly started their blissful relationship. Upon their graduation, they got engaged and then united as husband and wife.

Shares Two Adorable Children

The married pair are the parents of two lovely children. They welcomed their first child, Sam Haskell IV. After the birth of their first baby, Mary again gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Mary Lane Haskell.

Sam Haskell with his daughter, Mary Lane Haskell at Brad Garrett and Ray Romano Host Gala Fundraising campaign
Picture: Sam Haskell and his daughter arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 12th May 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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More to that, Sam and Mary are the only American couple who were invited by Queen Elizabeth II to attend to the royal wedding of her son, Prince Edward (also known as Edward Wessex) and Sophie Countess of Wessex.

Haskell's Email Leaked Scandal

The Glory Game producer, Haskell was suspended for sending offensive emails using vulgar language to the former Miss America contestants, Mallory Hagan, Cara Mund and Vanessa L. Williams, among others in 2017. Nevertheless, Sam didn't hide from the fake news and fight back with some statements which claim the emails were sent from an unknown contact, which leaked to this controversy.

Take a look at Sam Haskell's suspension over email scandal

Haskell apologized to former Miss America who involved in the scandal and said many news headlines were attacking him, and his character was also destroyed in the media due to this cause. For this reason, he expressed regression and resigned from the position of CEO of the Miss America Organization.

Net Worth - $1 Million

The 64-year-old film producer, Sam Haskell has a fruitful net worth of $1 Million as of 2019. Similarly, he also receives a subsequent amount from his profession. According to Pay Scale, a film producer makes $66,583 as an annual salary in the United States.

Haskell is currently working as an executive producer for a musical comedy-drama series, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings starring Dolly Parton. The show is going with a great flow receiving immense ratings from the viewers.

Author of Promises I Made My Mother

As an author, Haskell wrote a book, Promises I Made My Mother, with the help of his fellow author, David Rensin, on 28th April 2009. The book garnered four out of five from 28 ratings by the readers.

The cover of Promises I Made My Mother
Frame: Sam Haskell wrote a book, Promises I Made My Mother. Source: Amazon

As of now, the book is listed on the price at $16.91 in hardcoverwhich includes 60 used ($1.10), nine new ($1.99), and ten collectible ($6.05). Similarly, it also costs $25.00, but you can but it at $14.99 with free delivery from Kindle.

Rose to Fame as a Film Producer

Sam Haskell pursued his career as a contestant in the comedy game-show, Match Game, in 1978. He later portrayed in the biographical documentary, Intimate Portrait in 2002. Similarly, he also guests appeared on many TV shows, including The Bonnie Hunt Show, Hannity, Entertainment Tonight, and many more.

Haskell got his big opportunity while working as an assistant producer in a musical documentary, Mississippi Rising, in 2005. He further produced a short comedy movie, The Hanging of Big Todd Wade, in 2011, which gained 7.1 out of 10 in ratings. Likewise, he also produced some popular films like Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors and Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.

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