Sally Jessy Raphael

Inside Biography

Sally Jessy Raphael, born Sally Lowenthal, is a retired American tabloid talk show host. She is most known as the host of her self-titled Daytime Emmy Award-winning tabloid talk show Sally, originally The Sally Jessy Raphaël show.  

How Old Is Sally?

Sally Jessy Raphael was born the older of two and the only daughter of business owner Jesse Lowenthal and his wife, Zelda Lowenthal, an art gallery owner. As of April 2027, she is at the age of 87.

She was interested in hosting from an early age. She has established herself in the field of communication and hosting through her incredible skills. Sally Jessy Raphael was born on February 25, 1935, and as of 2022, she is 87 years old. She is billed at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters). 

Studied at Columbia University

Born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, Lowenthal attended Easton Area High School in nearby Palmer Township. She went on to graduate from Columbia University in NYC.  

She started dabbling in broadcasting when she was a teenager and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later, the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Broadcasting and Talk Show Career 

Sally began her career in broadcasting upon graduating from Columbia. She worked as a Spanish and English-language news correspondent for the Associated Press and United Press International.

She found widespread success as the host of her self-titled tabloid talk show, Sally (originally The Sally Jessy Raphaël show) which ran on syndication from October 1983, to May 2002.

Sally was nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards in the "Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host" category, winning one in 1989.  She went on to have appearances in TV series like Sesame Street, Diagnosis Murder, Touched by an Angel, and Jokers Wild

Jessy's husband and children

Sally Jessy Raphael has been married twice in her life. She married her first husband, Andrew Vladimir, in 1953, when she was 18. They went on to have two daughters, Allison and Andrea. Their marriage ended in 1958.

She married for the second time in 1962 to Karl Soderlund and had a son with him, Jason. She was married to Soderland right up until his death on August 6, 2020.   

Most Known For

Sally Jessy Raphael is most known for her self-titled tabloid talk show Sally, originally The Sally Jessy Raphaël show, which ran from 1983 to 2002.  

The lively 84-year-old, who was on air with her hit show Sally for nearly 20 years until 2002, admitted the show was struggling against her competitors.

Sally Jessy Raphael Networth

According to, Sally Jessy Raphael has a net worth of a whopping $40 million, courtesy of her decades-long career in broadcasting and television. 

She does not have any other personal business or other kinds of stuff that generates money for her apart from her career.

by shrijan, 02 Sep, 2022

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