The American actress, who died in 2021, had an estimated net worth of $5 million. Withers began her career as a radio host for children in the 1920s and became a major children’s star in Hollywood during the 1930s.
She starred in movies ranging from comedy to drama and earned $ 25,000 a week in her peak years. Her career also earned her millions of dollars in endorsements and earnings from appearing in movies.
Withers began her career in the 1930s as a child actress in musicals and plays. At the age of 16, she starred in her first film, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” as the voice of Mary Wickes.
After that, she appeared in several films and television shows, including the drama Ain’t Misbehavin’s (1945). She married Texas entrepreneur William Moss in 1946 and they had three children together.
Withers moved to Hollywood when she was just sixteen years old. Her first film role was in ‘Handle With Care’, starring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor. Her first breakthrough came in 1934, when she starred as Josephine the Plumber in a series of Comet commercials.
The role earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She continued to appear in films and television shows, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, My Best Gal, and The Secret of a Happy Life.