Sally Struthers

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Sally Struthers

Born

7/28/1948, Portland, Oregon, USA

Birth Name

Sally Ann Struthers

Gender

Female
7.5
out of 10
User Rating
45 votes

Biography

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Sally is well-known as Gloria Stivic, daughter of Archie Bunker, the lovable bigot of the popular show All in the Family back in the 70's.
Presently, you may see Sally as a recurring character in The WB's Gilmore Girls. Not only has Sally worked on television but she…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • According to Celebrity Sleuth magazine, Sally's measurements are 34C-25-34.

    • Sally was the star of Ogunquit Playhouse's The Full Monty during June, 2007, in Ogunquit Maine. She will also be in encore presentations of it at the Ogunquit Playhouse in September and October, 2007.

    • Sally joined forces with PETA to plead with former fur wearers that had a change of heart to donate their furs to help the desperately poor victims of war in Africa stay warm.

    • Sally has publicly battled her weight problem for years now, and is often the target for parody and jokes because of it.

    • Sally married and divorced William Rader, a psychiatrist who founded the Rader Institute for eating disorders.

    • Sally seriously contemplated walking off All In The Family in 1975, over a much publicized salary dispute.

    • Sally was awarded the 2002 'Ovation' Award for her role as Agnes Gooch in Mame.

    • Sally appeared in the television adaptation of the big screen hit 9 to 5, in the role that Lily Tomlin played.

    • Sally starred opposite Rita Moreno on Broadway in a gender-reversed production of The Odd Couple. Sally was Florence Unger to Rita's Olive Madison.

    • Sally showed up in a string of made for TV movies: a victim of a fatal disease in Aloha Means Goodbye, the domestic abuse survivor in Intimate Strangers, and the true stiry of two stranded travelers in the Yukon, in Hey I'm Alive!

    • Sally made her film debut with a tiny part in an off-the-wall movie titled The Phynx, in which an alleged rock band goes undercover to rescue celebrities like Colonel Sanders, who had been kidnapped by communists.

    • Sally won critical acclaim for her role as Miss Hannigan in the 20th anniversary revival of Annie in 1998.

    • Sally appeared as a regular on The Smothers Brother's Comedy Hour in 1967, and was the lone dancer on The Tim Conway Comedy Hour in 1970.

    • Sally made her Broadway debut in 1981's Wally's Cafe.

    • Sally played the role of a ditzy starlet who seduced Jack Nicholson in 1972's Five Easy Pieces, then she played the wife of a kidnapped victim alongside Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw in 1972's The Getaway.

    • Sally performed briefly in regional stock plays until she found her break into the business as a commercial actress and dancer on television.

    • Sally Struthers attended classes at the Pasadena Playhouse, then worked as a singer, dancer and commercial actress before the breaks began arriving in rapid succession in 1970.

    • Sally enjoys art, using watercolors and acrylics as her medium.

    • Sally is 5'1" or 1.55 m.

    • She is the daughter of a general practice doctor named Bob.

    • Sally has won two Emmy Awards for 'Best Supporting Actress' for her portrayal of Gloria Stivic, Daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker on the famed 70's sitcom All In The Family. The first win was in 1972, and it was shared with Valerie Harper, the second was awarded in 1978.

    • Sally Struthers joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 8 entitled "Starvin' Marvin."

    • Sally Struthers sued to get out of her contract in 1974.

    • She has a daughter, Samantha Rader, who graduated from Vassar College in June 2001 with a degree in Cognitive Science.

    • She was a long-time TV spokesperson for the Christian Children's Fund, appearing in several extended public service spots for them through the 1980s.

    • She played Miss Lynch for three years in the touring company of Grease.

    • Made her TV debut as a dancer on a Herb Alpert special.

  • Quotes

    • Sally: Acting is cheap group therapy, being a schizo fifty different ways. And we're paid!

    • Sally: Everyone does things for love.

    • Sally: Don't corral me, and I'll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day

    • Sally: Does age matter? Time doesn't matter.

    • Sally: After a while, you have no idea how old you are because you've lied so many times.

    • Sally: I just feel energized when I am around young, talented people. There is something about these kids that's amazing. I learn as much from them as they do from me.

    • Sally: If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?

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  • SALLY STUTHERS

    6.5
    why did i not see how terrible an actress was sally struthers.. she could not laugh,cry be loved the show bought into we loved her... but looking was played by someone who could not with maybe it was just bad direction.. greatly written but very poorly was the stage direction in common use... nobody on that show except archie could move from one scene to another like a normal human being..moreless
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