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  • Date of birth : 28/07/1948



  • Struthers Sally


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Sally Struthers (1948)

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Sally Ann Struthers is an American actress and spokeswoman, best-known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards, and as Babette on Gilmore Girls.


 personal life
Struthers was born in Portland, Oregon, and attended Grant High School. She is the daughter of Margaret Caroline (née Jernes) and Robert Alden Struthers, who was a surgeon. Her maternal grandparents were Norwegian immigrants. Struthers married Dr. William C. Rader, a psychiatrist, on December 18, 1977. Now divorced , they had one child together, Samantha Struthers Rader.

In Five Easy Pieces she was in a nude sex scene with Jack Nicholson, but achieved fame as Gloria Stivic on the 1970s sitcom, All in the Family. Producer Norman Lear found the actress dancing on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a counterculture variety show whose writing staff included Rob Reiner. According to a WPTT-AM radio interview with Doug Hoerth in 2003, Struthers thought that Reiner's then-fiancée and later wife, Penny Marshall, would get the role of Gloria, as Marshall resembled Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker. Actress Candice Azzara had played the role of Gloria in a pilot episode, but was soon dropped.

After a shaky start, word-of-mouth propelled the program to the top of the Nielsen ratings, giving tens of millions of viewers the chance to see "Gloria" defending her liberal viewpoints about negative stereotypes and inequality. Struthers won two Emmy Awards for her work in All in the Family. On the short-lived Archie Bunker's Place spin-off Gloria (1982–1983), Struthers reprised Gloria as a new divorcee (she became an "exchange student", when husband Mike exchanged her for one of his students). The series co-starred Burgess Meredith as the doctor of an animal clinic with Gloria as his assistant. In 2001, Struthers attended the funeral of Carroll O'Connor, along with other actors from the show.

Struthers was a semi-regular panelist on the 1990 revival of Match Game. She also was an occasional celebrity guest on Win, Lose or Draw, even once guest hosting the NBC daytime version. She also had a recurring role as Bill Miller's manipulative mother, Louise, on the CBS sitcom Still Standing and regularly appeared on Gilmore Girls as Babette Dell.

Struthers has also provided voices for a number of animated series such as The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show , TaleSpin and was one of the voice stars on the ABC hit series Dinosaurs produced by Walt Disney and Henson Productions.

She has also been the spokesperson for International Correspondence Schools in television ads. Now called Penn Foster Career School in America, the distance education organization offers degrees by sending lessons directly to individuals' homes.

Struthers is currently starring in the stage production of "Hello Dolly" at the Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg, VA.

  • The Odd Couple (1985–1986) on Broadway
  • Grease (1994–1998) on Broadway
  • Annie as Miss Hannigan on Broadway, 20th Anniversary Production
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Hello, Dolly! as Dolly
  • The Full Monty as Jeanette
  • Fiddler on the Roof as Golde
  • Annie as Miss Hannigan
  • Nunsense as Mother Superior, 25th Anniversary tour
  • Always ... Patsy Cline as Cline's best friend
  • All Shook Up as Mayor
  • The Full Monty as Jeanette
  • Love Letters as Melissa Gardner
  • Cinderella as The Fairy Godmother
  • Chicago as Mama Morton
  • Hello, Dolly! as Dolly Levi
  • Annie as Miss Hannigan
  • Legally Blonde as Paulette Bonafonté

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