Bob Dylan Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More

Bob Dylan profile

Real NameRobert Allen Zimmerman
NicknameBobby, Zimmy, Zimbo, The Bard, Voice of a Generation
ProfessionSinger, songwriter
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 63 kg
in Pounds- 139 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 May 1941
Age (as in 2016)75 Years
Birth PlaceDuluth, Minnesota, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownDuluth, Minnesota, USA
SchoolHibbing High School, Minnesota, USA
CollegeDropped out of University of Minnesota, USA
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutAlbum: Bob Dylan (1962)
FamilyFather- Abraham Zimmerman
Mother- Beatrice Zimmerman
Brother- David (Younger)
Sister- N/A
HobbiesWatching TV, fishing, playing chess
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite SongwritersLightfoot, Warren Zevon, John Prine, Buffett
Favourite SongsShadows, If you Could Read My Mind
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsChris O'Dell
Bob Dylan dated Chris O Dell
Mavis Staples
Bob Dylan dated Mavis Staples
Dana Gillespie
Bob Dylan dated Dana Gillespie
Sally Kirkland
Bob Dylan dated Sally Kirkland
Joan Baez
Bob Dylan dated Joan Baez
Late Suze Rotolo
Bob Dylan girlfriend Suze Rotolo
Francoise Hardy
Bob Dylan dated Francoise Hardy
WifeSara Lowndes, Actress/Model (Married 1965-1977)
Bob Dylan first wife Sara
Carolyn Dennis, Gospel Vocalist (Married 1986-1992)
Bob Dylan second wife Carolyn Dennis
ChildrenDaughter- Maria Lowndes Dylan, Anna Leigh Dylan
Bob Dylan Daughter Anna Dylan
Sons- Jakob Dylan, Jesse Dylan, Abraham Dylan, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan
Bob Dylan son Jakob Dylan
Bob Dylan son Jesse Dylan
Money Factor
Net Worth$80 Million

Bob Dylan singer Songwriter

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bob Dylan

  • Does Bob Dylan smoke: Yes
  • Does Bob Dylan drink alcohol: Yes
  • Dylan’s father, Abraham Zimmerman, was a semi-professional baseball player. He died of polio in his early twenties.
  • His great-grandfather owned the biggest movie theaters in Hibbing, Minnesota,  thus allowing a young Dylan to watch films for free.
  • In college, Dylan was infamous for scamming his friends out of cigarettes and articles of clothing.
  • When he was first signed to Columbia Records, Dylan conned his way out of a stipulation that required his parents to sign (at 20, people were considered minor at that time) by convincing John Hammond, the producer, that he was an orphan.
  • Dylan’s first major appearance on American television came on The Steve Allen Show in 1964. Surprisingly, when Dylan announced that he was playing the song “Hattie Caroll,” only one audience member applauded in recognition.
  • His first wife, Sara Lownds, initially worked as a Playboy bunny (a waitress at playboy club). Sara Lowdns at Playboy club
  • Apart from being a song-writer, Dylan is also a prolific painter. The cover of his 1970 Self Portrait (album) is his own painting. self portrait album 1970
  • Sam Shepard and Dylan co-wrote a 12-minute song called the “Brownsville Girl” based on the Gregory Peck film The Gunfighter. To this date, Dylan has played it in a concert only once.
  • Dylan was so grief stricken at the death of Elvis Presely, that he didn’t speak to anyone for a week.
  • Dylan starred in a 1987 commercially unsuccessful movie named Hearts on Fire as a rock star turned farmer.
  • He also tried his hand at book-writing and published a book named Tarantula in 1971.
  • In the year 2004, Dylan was awarded with an honorary doctorate in music from the University of St. Andrews.
  • In 2008, Pulitzer Prize committee honored Dylan with a special citation for “lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”
  • Dylan has nine grandchildren and sports a bumper sticker on his car that reads “World’s Greatest Grandpa.”
  • In the year 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’