Sally Anne Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress, spokeswoman and activist. She played the roles of Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton) on , for which she won two Emmy awards, and Babette on All in the Family . She was the voice of Charlene Sinclair on the Gilmore Girls ABC sitcom and Rebecca Cunningham on the Disney animated series Dinosaurs .
Struthers' senior class photo, 1965
Sally Anne Struthers was born on July 28, 1947
 in  Portland, Oregon, and attended Grant High School. She is one of two children. She has a sister, Sue.  Their parents are Margaret Caroline (née Jernes) and Robert Alden Struthers, a surgeon,  who left the family when Sally was 9 or 10 years old.  Her maternal grandparents were  Norwegian immigrants. 
Struthers moved quickly into stardom between the late 1960s and early 1970s. In
(1970) she was cast opposite Five Easy Pieces Jack Nicholson in a small yet memorable role. She appeared as a restless wife of a veterinarian in the 1972 box office success . It was around that time that Struthers achieved fame as Gloria Stivic on the 1970s sitcom The Getaway . Producer All in the Family Norman Lear had found the actress dancing on , a The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour counterculture variety show whose writing staff included Rob Reiner. 
According to a
WPTT 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 more 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, the series became a hit beginning with its summer reruns, 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 (in 1972 and 1979) for her work on the show. In 2012, Struthers recalled the serendipity that helped her land the role:
I had just gotten let go from
because the suits in New York said that I made the show look cheap. And the producer said, "That's the whole point, we're trying to make it look like the Conway show doesn't have a budget, has no money, and so that's why there's only one Tim Conway dancer instead of a line of them like the June Taylor Dancers on The Tim Conway Comedy Hour The Jackie Gleason Show, and there's only one musician, and they can't even afford an instrument for him, so he's standing at a music stand, humming the opening theme song." That's funny! And the suits said, "No, it makes the show look cheap." So they let me, the Tim Conway dancer, go. And if they hadn't done that, I wouldn't have been free to read for All in the Family. 
In 1977 she portrayed a housewife who was physically abused by her husband (portrayed by
Dennis Weaver) in the made-for-TV movie , one of the first network features to depict domestic violence. Intimate Strangers
) in the 1976 cast promotional photo of
All in the Family
On the short-lived
Archie Bunker's Place spin-off (1982-1983), Struthers reprised Gloria as a new divorcée (she became an "exchange student", when husband Mike exchanged her for one of his students). The series co-starred Gloria Burgess Meredith as the doctor of an animal clinic with Gloria as his assistant. She was a semi-regular panelist on the 1990 revival of  and an occasional guest on Match Game (even filling in for Win, Lose or Draw Vicki Lawrence as host for a week). She also had a recurring role as Bill Miller's manipulative mother, Louise, on and regularly appeared on Still Standing as Babette Dell. She also provided voices for a number of Gilmore Girls animated series such as (as a teenage Pebbles Flintstone), The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (as Rebecca Cunningham) and was one of the voice stars on ABC's TaleSpin produced by Walt Disney and Henson Productions (as Charlene Sinclair). Dinosaurs 
Struthers starred in the stage production of
at the Annie Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and in the national tour of the production in the late 1990s. She has been a regular since the early 2000s at the  Ogunquit Playhouse, in Ogunquit, Maine, where, in 2012, she performed in , as Louise Segar, and Always...Patsy Cline , as Roz Klein. 9 to 5: The Musical 
In 2014, Struthers toured in the 50th anniversary production of
, playing Dolly Levi.
Struthers has been a spokesperson for Christian Children's Fund (later renamed
ChildFund), advocating on behalf of impoverished children in developing countries, and has been the spokesperson for International Correspondence Schools in television ads, pitching the famous line "Do you want to make more money? Sure, we all do!" Her activism has been satirized in Episode 19 of the seventh season of , 3 Episodes of Grey's Anatomy : Season 3 Episodes 6 & 18 and Season 4 Episode 27, In Living Color the  episodes " South Park Starvin' Marvin" and " Starvin' Marvin in Space", and the  Denis Leary song Voices in my Head. 
Struthers married psychiatrist
William C. Rader on December 18, 1977. After having one child, daughter Samantha, the couple divorced on January 19, 1983.   
(1970) TV series ... Regular performer (8 episodes) The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
(1970) TV series ... Series regular (13 episodes) The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
(1971-1978) TV series ... All in the Family Gloria Stivic (182 episodes)
(1971-1972) TV series (voice) ... The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show Pebbles Flintstone (16 episodes)
(1971) TV series ... Barbara (1 episode: "Love and the Triangle") Love, American Style
(1971) TV series ... Sandy Fonda (1 episode: "Love, Peace, Brotherhood and Murder") Ironside
(1971) TV series ... Katie O'Hara (1 episode: "The Blarney Stone") The Courtship of Eddie's Father
(1974) TV movie ... Sara Moore Aloha Means Goodbye
(1975) TV movie ... Helen Klaben Hey, I'm Alive
(1976) TV movie ... The Great Houdini Bess Houdini
(1977-1978) TV series (voice) ... Pebbles Flintstone (95 episodes) Fred Flintstone and Friends
(1977) TV movie ... Janice Halston Intimate Strangers
(1978) TV movie ... Mrs. Katherine Eaton My Husband is Missing
(1979) TV movie ... Jenny Corelli ...And Your Name is Jonah
(1979) TV special ... Herself The 200th Episode Celebration of All in the Family
(1979) TV series ... Gloria Stivic (2-part episode: "Thanksgiving Reunion") Archie Bunker's Place
(1981) TV movie ... Emily Cates A Gun in the House
(1982) TV series ... Gloria Stivic (2-part episode: "Gloria Comes Home") Archie Bunker's Place
(1982-1983) TV series ... Gloria Stivic (21 episodes) Gloria
(1983) TV special (voice) ... Poison Ivy The Charmkins
(1985) TV special (voice) ... Blanche The Glo Friends Save Christmas
(1985) TV miniseries ... Tiger Lily (Part 2: "Through the Looking-Glass") Alice in Wonderland
(1986-1988) TV series ... Marsha McMurray Shrimpton (52 episodes) 9 to 5
(1989) TV movie ... Aunt Marilyn A Deadly Silence
(1989) TV series ... Nora Bennington, Nancy Beauman (1 episode: "Still at Large") Charles in Charge
(1990) TV series ... Mrs. Newberry (1 episode: "Sweet Sixteen") Sister Kate
(1990) TV series ... Nancy La Rue (1 episode: "A Body to Die For") Murder, She Wrote
(1990) TV movie (voice) ... TaleSpin: Plunder & Lightning Rebecca Cunningham
(1990-1991) TV series (voice) ... Rebecca Cunningham (42 episodes) TaleSpin
(1991) TV special ... Herself All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special
(1991-1994) TV series (voice) ... Charlene Sinclair (65 episodes) Dinosaurs
(1991) TV series (voice) ... Additional voices (9 episodes) Yo Yogi!
(1991) TV series (voice) ... Jerry's Mother (1 episode: "Jerry's Mother") Tom & Jerry Kids
(1992) TV special (voice) ... Narrator The Tin Soldier
(1992) TV movie ... Patty Pepper In the Best Interest of the Children
(1992) TV series (voice) ... Shelly (1 episode: "Beauty's Only Fin Deep") Fish Police
(1992) TV series (voice) ... Bessy Bluebell (1 episode: "Another Fine Mesa") Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa
(1992) TV series (voice) ... Rhoda's Mom, Witch Sandy (2 episodes: "Fox Trot", "Buster's Directorial Debut") Tiny Toon Adventures
(1993-1994) TV series (voice) ... Additional voices (13 episodes) Droopy, Master Detective
(1994) TV series (voice) ... Additional voices (1 episode: "Cellar Beware") Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
(1995) TV special (voice) ... The New Adventures of Mother Goose Mother Goose
(1998) TV series (voice) ... Girl Enzyme #1, Native Enzyme Walla #2 (1 episode: "Journey to the Center of Cow") Cow and Chicken
(1998) TV series (voice) ... Galapagos Penguin, Iguanas (1 episode: "Eliza-cology") The Wild Thornberrys
(1999) TV series (voice) ... Additional Voices The Brothers Flub
(2000-2007) TV series ... Gilmore Girls Babette Dell (52 episodes)
(2002) TV series ... Jennifer Smith (6 episodes) General Hospital
(2002) TV series (voice) ... Mrs. Higsby (1 episode: "New Girl in Town") As Told by Ginger
(2003) TV series ... Aunt Lorraine (1 episode: "Ping, Ping a Song") Sabrina the Teenage Witch
(2003) TV series ... Eve Warner (1 episode: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered") The Division
(2003-2006) TV series ... Louise Miller (10 episodes) Still Standing
(2004) TV series (voice) ... Additional voices (1 episode: "Almost Wormless") Odd Job Jack
(2006) TV movie ... Aunt Trudy What I Did for Love
(2008-2009) TV series (voice) ... Mrs. O'Connor (26 episodes) Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures
(2011) TV series (voice) ... Clara (1 episode: " American Dad! A Ward Show")
(2011) TV series ... Herself (1 episode: "Beverly D'Angelo/Sally Struthers/Melissa George") Celebrity Ghost Stories
(2016) TV miniseries ... Babette Dell Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
(2016) TV series ... Shirley Maron (2018) TV movie ... Shirley Christmas Harmony
(1981) ... Janet (Broadway: Brooks Atkinson Theatre) Wally's Cafe
(1985-1986) ... Florence Ungar (Broadway: Broadhurst Theatre) The Odd Couple
(1994-1998) ... Miss Lynch (Broadway: Eugene O'Neill Theatre) Grease
(1998-1999) ... Miss Hannigan, 20th Anniversary National Tour; (2008) Reagle Players; (2011) Cabrillo Music Theatre; (2012) Pittsburgh CLO; (2019) Riverside Center Dinner Theater Annie
(1999) ... Louise (Hollywood Playhouse); (2009) (Casa Mañana) Always...Patsy Cline
(2002) ... Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt (Freud Playhouse, UCLA) Anything Goes
(2005) ... Ida (New Theatre Restaurant) The Club of Hearts
(2005) ... Miss Mona (Ogunquit Playhouse) The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(2006) ... Aunt Sally Talley Friedman (Regional) Fifth of July
(2006) ... Big Mama (Regional) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(2006) ... Dolly Levi (Ogunquit Playhouse) Hello, Dolly!
(2007) ... Jeanette (Ogunquit Playhouse); (2010) (North Carolina Theatre); (2013) (Riverside Center Dinner Theatre) The Full Monty
(2008) ... Golde (Ogunquit Playhouse) Fiddler on the Roof
(2008) ... Truvy (Casa Mañana) Steel Magnolias
(2008) ... Mother Superior, 25th Anniversary Tour Nunsense
(2009) ... Mayor Matilda Hyde (Ogunquit Playhouse) All Shook Up
(2010) ... Melissa Gardner (Kentucky Repertory Theatre) Love Letters
(2010) ... Carmen Bernstein (Pittsburgh CLO) Curtains
(2010) ... Fairy Godmother (Cabrillo Music Theater) Cinderella
(2010) ... Mama Morton (Ogunquit Playhouse) Chicago
(2011) ... Paulette Bonafonté (Ogunquit Playhouse) Legally Blonde
(2011) ... Dolly Levi (Riverside Center Dinner Theatre); (2012) (Alhambra Dinner Theatre); (2013-14) National Tour Hello, Dolly!
(2011) ... Mrs. Tottendale (3-D Theatricals) The Drowsy Chaperone
(2011) ... Louise, also directed the production (3-D Theatricals); (2012) (Ogunquit Playhouse); (2013) (Algonquin Arts Theatre); (2014) (El Portal Theatre); (2018) (Riverside Center Dinner Theater) Always...Patsy Cline
(2012) ... Roz Keith (Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts); (2012) (Ogunquit Playhouse); (2015) (Riverside Center Dinner Theater) 9 to 5: The Musical
(2013) ... Mrs. Meers (Ogunquit Playhouse) Thoroughly Modern Millie
(2013-2014) ... Dolly Levi, 50th Anniversary Tour Hello, Dolly!
(2014) ... Felicia Gabriel (Ogunquit Playhouse) The Witches of Eastwick
(2014) ... God (Riverside Center Dinner Theatre) Spamalot
(2015) ... Dutchess Estonia Dulworth (Ogunquit Playhouse) Nice Work If You Can Get It
(2015-16) ... Agnes Gooch (Riverside Center Dinner Theatre) Mame
(2017) ...Martha Watson (Ogunquit Playhouse) Irving Berlin's White Christmas the Musical Grumpy Old Men (2018) ... Punky (Ogunquit, Playhouse) 
Awards and nominations
Primetime Emmy Awards
Ovation Awards 2010: Won the award for Featured Actress in a Musical for the role of the "Fairy Godmother" in the Cabrillo Music Theatre production of Cinderella 
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List of In Living Color episodes
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