Jon Manchip White

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Jon Manchip White (Jon Ewbank Manchip White) was born on 23 June, 1924 in Cardiff, United Kingdom, is an Author. Discover Jon Manchip White’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Jon Manchip White networth?

Popular As Jon Ewbank Manchip White
Occupation writer,actor
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 23 June 1924
Birthday 23 June
Birthplace Cardiff, United Kingdom
Date of death July 31, 2013
Died Place Knoxville, TN
Nationality United Kingdom

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His wife is Valerie Leighton (m. 1946–1995)

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Jon Manchip White Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Jon Manchip White worth at the age of 89 years old? Jon Manchip White’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from United Kingdom. We have estimated Jon Manchip White’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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Throughout his film and television career, White was a prolific writer of novels and nonfiction, including books on travel, art and anthropology. In 1967 White left screenwriting and the UK behind to move to the United States and become writer-in-residence at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he began the school's creative writing department and eventually became a full professor. Ten years later White was hired by the Department of English at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he became the Lindsay Young Professor of English and founded another creative writing department. He was Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and of the Welsh Academy.


He was a writer and actor, known for Crack in the World (1965), The Avengers (1961) and Race for Life (1954). He was married to Valerie Leighton.


After a brief stint in the British Foreign Service, White went back to writing for television and film, including five years spent travelling and living in places such as Madrid and Paris, as a script doctor with Samuel Bronston Productions. There amongst other Bronston productions, he made contributions to such epic films as El Cid and 55 Days at Peking. He was also a script doctor on the science fiction film The Day of the Triffids. Later he finished his movie career as Walt Disney's European story editor, based in Berlin. By 1962, White was back to writing for television, including writing an episode of The Avengers (Series 2 episode).


White returned to Cambridge after his military service, and in 1950 he graduated with an Honours degree in English, prehistoric archaeology, and oriental languages, receiving a diploma in anthropology. White's Egyptology studies earned him an offer to work for the Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Department at the British Museum, but he opted instead to become a story editor for the newly created BBC Television Service, where he read scripts and worked on episodes of his own, including serial adaptations of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford and his own Witch Hunt, famous – or notorious – for depicting the first, if brief, scene of a group of men and women, all naked, engaged in sexual congress.


White did well enough in school to earn an Exhibition in English to St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1941, and studied there until enrolling in the Royal Navy in 1943 to fight in World War II. After initially putting to sea helping to ferry men and supplies across the English Channel, White joined the Welsh Guards, where he served until the end of the war. On VE Day, White met his future wife, nurse Valerie Leighton. They have two daughters, Bronwen ( Bronwen White) and Rhiannon (Rhiannon White Kirkpatrick) whom they named for characters in The Mabinogion, the book of Welsh mythology.


Jon Manchip White was born on June 23, 1924 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales as Jon Ewbank Manchip White.