Sally Struthers

Highest Rated: 91% Baadasssss! (2003)
Lowest Rated: 85% The Getaway (1972)
Birthday: Jul 28, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of a Portland doctor, Sally Ann Struthers left home at 18, determined to become a star. The 5' 1", frizzy-haired Ms. 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. By the end of that year, she had been seen on TV as a comedy-ensemble player on The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour and a chorus girl (in fact, the only chorus girl) on The Tim Conway Comedy Hour; she'd played a small but attention-grabbing role in the Jack Nicholson film Five Easy Pieces; and she'd provided the voice for Pebbles Flintstone on the animated Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show. Oh, before we forget: also in 1970, Struthers was cast as Gloria Bunker Stivic on the groundbreaking TV sitcom All in the Family. During her seven-season stint as Gloria, she shared a 1972 "Best Supporting Actress" Emmy with The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Valerie Harper. She also took time out to deliver an image-busting performance as the sluttish wife of kidnap victim Jack Dodson in Sam Peckinpah's The Getaway (1972), and to star in such made-for-TV films as Aloha Means Goodbye (1974), Hey, I'm Alive (1975) and The Great Houdinis (1976). In 1975, Struthers very nearly walked off All in the Family over a much-publicized salary dispute; she left the series when her contract ended in 1978, returning briefly to appear in an episode titled "California Here We Are"--and winning a second Emmy as a result. Though big things were predicted for Struthers, her post-Family years were rough. Her TV-movie appearances began playing to ever-diminishing ratings, while her highly touted 1981 Broadway debut in Wally's Café was a bust. It was a frightened, insecure Sally Struthers who returned to series television in 1982 as the star of Gloria, an All in the Family spin-off which recast the actress in the role that made her famous. Despite initially good ratings, Gloria tanked after a year. After another foredoomed Broadway appearance in a female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, Sally accepted the role of klutzy divorcee Marsha McMurray Shrimpton in the 1986 syndicated sitcom 9 to 5. Around this same time, Struthers began showing up as the TV spokesperson for a charitable organization serving malnourished Third-World children. While none could doubt the actress' sincerity, her strident, lachrymose fund-raising appeals were treated with merciless derision by the many sketch-comedy TV series of the period. Though her career may never again reach the heights of her All in the Family days, Sally Struthers has kept busy in a variety of show-business ventures, including voiceover assignments on such series as Talespin and Dinosaurs, and a recent touring production of the musical Grease, in which she co-starred with another TV favorite of yore, The Monkees' Davy Jones.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Christmas Harmony Actor 2018
No Score Yet You & Me Tilly 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Actor $70.6K 2016
No Score Yet Pebbles And Bamm-Bamm Show Actor 2008
No Score Yet What I Did for Love Aunt Trudy 2006
91% Baadasssss! Roz $0.4M 2003
No Score Yet Reeseville Actor 2003
No Score Yet Out of the Black Betty 2002
No Score Yet A Month of Sundays Onida Roy 2001
No Score Yet The Others Mrs. Zelloff 1997
No Score Yet In the Best Interest of the Children Patty Pepper 1992
No Score Yet A Deadly Silence Actor 1989
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Actor 1987
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Actor 1987
No Score Yet Sally Struthers Walking Video Actor 1987
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Tiger Lily 1985
No Score Yet The Charmkins Actor 1983
No Score Yet Alicja (Alice) Actor 1982
No Score Yet A Gun in the House Actor 1981
No Score Yet And Your Name Is Jonah Jenny Corelli 1979
No Score Yet Battered Actor 1978
No Score Yet Intimate Strangers Janis Halston 1977
No Score Yet The Great Houdini Bess Houdini 1976
No Score Yet Hey, I'm Alive Helen Klaben 1975
85% The Getaway Fran Clinton 1972
88% Five Easy Pieces Betty 1970

TV

CREDIT
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • 2016
82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
Babette Babette Dell
  • 2016
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Aunt Lorraine
  • 2003
96% Dinosaurs
1991-1994
Voice
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Nancy La Rue
  • 1990
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
Miss Bowman
  • 1989
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Gloria Bunker Stivic Gloria Sttivic Gloria Stivic
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet TaleSpin
1991
Voice

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