Sally Struthers Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Jan, 2018
Facts of Sally Struthers
Date of Birth: 1947 , July-28
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Sally Struthers
Birth Name Sally Anne Struthers
Father Robert Alden Struthers
Mother Margaret Caroline
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Portland
Profession Actress
Net Worth $8 million
Famous for Gloria Stivic
Married Yes
Married to William C. Rader (m. 1977
Children Samantha Struthers Rader
Divorce William C. Rader (div.1983)
Sisters Sue Struthers
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Emmy winning actress, Sally Struthers is best known for her role as Gloria Stivic in the CBS popular sitcom TV-series, All in the Family. She is also recognized as a voice artist, spokeswoman, and activist. Struthers is active in the entertainment fraternity since 1970, appearing in several TV series and movies.

Early Life

Sally Struthers was born Sally Anne Struthers on July 28, 1947, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. She is American and belongs to White-American ethnicity. She is the daughter of Margaret Caroline (née Jones) and Robert Alden Struthers, a surgeon. 

Struthers's father left her family when she was around nine years old. So, she and her sister, Sue Struthers was raised by her mother only. Her maternal grandparents were Norwegian immigrants. 


Sally Struthers made her acting debut in the 1970s appearing in Five Easy Pieces in a small but memorable role. She rose to prominence after being cast as Gloria Stivic on the CBS sitcom, All in the Family. She was first noticed by show producer, Norman Lear while Struthers was dancing on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

The series had a shaky start but later became the biggest hit of CBS  with millions of viewers. Struthers won two Emmy's for her role as Gloria in 1972 and 1979. Also, she won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television nominations in 1973, 1974, and 1977. 

Struthers reprised her role, Gloria in two other series also, the short-lived Archie Bunker's Place (1979) and Gloria (1982). In 1990 she was a semi-regular panelist on the revival of Match Game and guest-starred in Win, Lose or Draw

She lent her voice to a number of animated series including The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm ShowTaleSpin, and Dinosaurs. In the late 1990s, she worked in the stage production of Annie at Atlanta and also in the national tour of the production. Since the early 2000s, she appeared at the Ogunquit Playhouse, in Ogunquit, Maine.

Sally Struthers portrayed the character of Louise Segar in Always...Past Cline in 2012 and  9 to 5: The Musical, as Roz Klein. She toured in the 50th-anniversary production of Hello, Dolly! in 2014 where she played the role of Dolly Levi.

Her other screen credit includes The Getaway (1972), Out of the Black (2001), Baadasssss! (2003), Hey, I'm Alive (1975), A Gun in the House (1981), Charles in Charge (1989), In the Best Interest of the Children (1992) and others.

Net Worth 

Sally Struthers has an estimated net worth of $8 million in 2017 which she accumulated from her acting career. 

In 1972, she appeared in the movie; The Getaway grossed $36.7 million at the box office, made under the budget of $3.3 million. Similarly, her other movies also did a satisfactory job at the box office.

She worked in the series All in the Family for seven years from which she surely got paid a good amount. It is the first series that topped the Neilsen rating for five consecutive years and is also ranked fourth greatest show of all time by the TV Guide.

Personal Life

Sally Struthers is reportedly single at present but, previously she was married to William C. Rader, an American psychiatrist. The duo tied the knot on December 18, 1977, at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones and family members. 

Struthers's husband Rader co-wrote one of the episodes of her series, All in the Family in 1977 and also involved in her negotiations with TV executives. The pair shares a daughter, Samantha Rader who graduated with a degree in Cognitive Science in 2001 from Vassar College.

The couple divorced on January 18, 1983, in Los Angeles. However, after divorce, they still keep-in-touch with one another.

Struthers refers to Carroll O'Connor as her best friend and mentor who guided her in acting. In the 1970s, she refused the offer of  Playboy magazine to pose nude. 

Struthers was a spokesperson for Christian Children's Fund (later renamed ChildFund). She is also associated with  the International Correspondence Schools in TV ads with famous pitching line,

"Do you want to make more money? Sure, we all do!".

Her activism was satirized in episodes of the different popular TV series like Grey's Anatomy, In Living ColorSouth Park, and in the song, Voices in my Head by Denis Leary.

In 2012, she was charged with driving under the influence and posted $160 bail.