Lani O'Grady Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Full Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On April 26th, 2022

Lani O’Grady was an amazing and glamorous actress. She started acting at the age of 13 as a child artist. She also worked as a talent agent after she retired from acting. She died at the age of 46.

Lani O'Grady's Net Worth

As of 2024, Lani O'Grady's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Net Worth$3 million
Given NameLanita Rose Agrati
Famous NameLani O'Grady
Source(s) of FameActress
Date of BirthOctober 2, 1954
Place of BirthWalnut Creek, California, United States of America
Age At Death46
Date of DeathSeptember 25, 2001
Cause of DeathDrug Intoxication
RelationshipsDivorced, Eugene C. Otis, (1971 - 1974)Divorced, James F. Phalen, (1975 - 1977)Divorced, James Gibson Smith, (1980 - 1981)

Early Life

Lanita Rose Agrati, popularly known as Lani O’Grady was born in Walnut Creek, California, the USA on October 2, 1954. Her mother was a talent agent named Mary Grady. She was the younger sister of the famous actor and musician Don Grady. We don’t have any information about her academic background as she has never talked about it when she was alive.

Career Highlights

Her career began at the age of 13 with the television serial The High Chaparral in 1969. She had appeared in many television serials including Headmaster (1970), The Delphi Bureau (1973), Harry O (1975), Eight Is Enough (1977-1981), The Love Boat (1979-1980), Quincy M.E. (1982), Days of our Lives (1990), and a few more.

She also appeared in various films and television movies including Cage Without a Key (1975), Massacre at Central High (1976), Baby Blue Marine (1976), The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse (1977), The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982), Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (1987), An Eight Is Enough Wedding (1989), and some others.

Some of her special appearances include The $10,000 Pyramid (1978), The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1979-1980), Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 5 (1980), the Alan Thicke Show (1981), Super Password (1987), and many more. After getting retired from acting, she worked as a talent agent just like her mother.

Personal Life

She was married to Eugene C. Otis in 1971. But after a three years relationship, the couple broke their marriage in 1974. In 1975, she has married again to James F. Phalen, but this relationship also didn’t last long and they got divorced in 1977. For the third time, Lani married James Gibson Smith in 1980. Unfortunately, they also broke up after a year in 1981. The reasons behind her failed marriages are still unknown.

She told in her interviews that she had been suffering from severe panic attacks since the age of 18. She had to take prescribed drugs but later she also started taking alcohol. She added that sometimes she would shake so badly that she couldn’t go for a shoot. Due to her condition, she had to take a lot of medicines including Xanax, Valium, and Librium. She got an addiction to the pills and went to rehab at least five times. She also got admitted to the mental health ward of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for detox in 1998.


She died at the age of 46 on September 25, 2001, in Valencia, California, USA. It was reported that she was at her home during the time of her death. The reason behind her death was multiple drug intoxication in her body.

Social Media

Lany O’Grady was not active on any social media platform. She hadn’t created any official social media account with her name. A major reason behind her absence from social media might be her lack of knowledge about social media at her time.


Lani O’Grady was a legendary actress who achieved alot of milestones despite her personal life being havoc. She left this world due to a drug overdose on September 25, 2001. Her net worth was calculated to be around 3 million dollars, before her death.

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