Actress Sally Struthers

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 5, 2003

What has become of Sally Struthers from the old Archie Bunker show, All in the Family?
—Jim D., Illinois

The two-time Emmy winner is working in both television and movies and still serves as an ambassador for Save the Children, the organization that works to improve the lives of disenfranchised children around the world. On television, you can catch Sally Struthers in her recurring role as neighbor Babette on the WB's Gilmore Girls. She also appeared on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Struthers worked on a few independent movies recently, including Constricted, due out later this year; Out of the Black; and A Month of Sundays. Born in Portland, Ore., the 54-year-old actress grew up thinking she'd be a doctor, like her father. But in high school biology class, she couldn't bring herself to dissect a frog or a cow's eye and realized that she'd never be able to cut a human body if she couldn't do that. Sally then took the advice of her mother, who told her she was a natural entertainer and should look into acting when she went to college. She did, and that was that. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Samantha, and house full of dogs, cats, and houseguests.