July 05, 2019
Today's featured celebrity is a real firecracker! It's Sally Struthers! The iconic sitcom 'All in the Family' made Struthers a star and, according to my mom, she was one of the best parts of 'Gilmore Girls'. Sure.
She was far from a one and done star. Struthers made many memorable appearance in movies and TV shows like
, Nine to Five, TaleSpin, and Dinosaurs. Man, she's been in a ton of stuff! Where have I been? Well, I'm gonna stifle myself and get right to today's issue. Oh, and I hope that you had a happy Independence Day, too!
Remember, I did NOT forget the rest of today's issue. So if you would like to see the rest of this issue which includes Struthers' CREDITS, the answers to DEAD OR ALIVE?, and the list of WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK, then please, please, please click the link right here:
And don't forget to vote early and often! I added NEW celebs to our celebrity suggestions list very recently so be sure to go to
check out who's in the running and VOTE or send in your suggestions. Vote UP or DOWN on all of the listed celebrities. And vote as many times as you want!
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Dinah Manoff: She played Carol Weston in the TV series "Empty Nest" and Marty in the movie "Grease"
Haing S. Ngor: Cambodian doctor/actor, co-star of the movie "The Killing Fields" for which he won an Academy Award
Tamara Dobson: She starred as Cleopatra Jones in the movie "Cleopatra Jones" (and its sequel) and originally came to prominence as a fashion model
Sally Struthers is an American actress, spokeswoman and activist. She's best know for her role as Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton) on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards.
Struthers married psychiatrist William C. Rader on December 18, 1977. After having one child, daughter Samantha, the couple divorced on January 19, 1983.
Her acting mentor was the late Carroll O'Connor.
Turned down an offer of one million dollars to pose nude for Playboy magazine in the early 1970s.
Struthers won two Emmy Awards (in 1972 and 1979) for her work on the 'All in the Family'.
Was long-time TV spokesperson for the Christian Children's Fund, appearing in several extended public service spots for them through the 1980s.
Has been the spokesperson for International Correspondence Schools in television ads.
Made her TV debut as a dancer on a Herb Alpert special.
Producer Norman Lear saw her on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a counterculture variety show whose writing staff included Rob Reiner. That lead to her being cast on All in the Family.
She played the same character (Gloria Bunker Stivic) on three different series: All in the Family (1971), Archie Bunker's Place (1979) and Gloria (1982).
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.
Struthers starred in the several stage productions like Annie, Grease, Nunsense, Chicago, 9 to 5: The Musical, Always...Patsy Cline, and Hello, Dolly!
It has been announced that Struthers has been cast in the TV series In-Security, which according to IMDB is a one-hour TV series about the Los Angeles night-club scene told from the point-of-view of a bouncer, set in the early 2000s.
2019 Summer Camp Island (TV Series)...Additional Voices
- Susie's Fantastical Scavenger Hunt (2019) ... Additional Voices (voice)
2019 Friendly Neighborhood Coven (Short)...Edie
2018 Christmas Harmony...Shirley
2018 Still Waiting In The Wings...Lucy
2018/I You & Me...Tilly
2017 The Relationtrip...Liam's Mom (voice)
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)...Babette Dell
- Summer (2016) ... Babette Dell
- Spring (2016) ... Babette Dell
2016 Maron (TV Series)...Shirley
- Philippe (2016) ... Shirley
- Sobriety Bush (2016) ... Shirley
2015 Hollywood Musical!...Sally
2014 Waiting in the Wings: The Musical...Sperm Bank Receptionist
2011 American Dad! (TV Series)...Clara
- A Ward Show (2011) ... Clara (voice)
2010 Monster Heroes...Kripta
2007 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures (TV Series)...Mrs. O'Connor
- When I Grow Up! (2007) ... Mrs. O'Connor (voice)
- How It All Began (2007) ... Mrs. O'Connor (voice)
2000-2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)...Babette Dell
2006 What I Did for Love (TV Movie)...Aunt Trudy
2003-2006 Still Standing (TV Series)...Louise Miller
- Still Deceitful (2006) ... Louise Miller
- Still Saying I Love You (2006) ... Louise Miller
- Still Flunking (2006) ... Louise Miller
- Still Sweet (2006) ... Louise Miller
- Still Mother's Day (2005) ... Louise Miller
- Still Not the One (2005) ... Louise Miller
- Still Cruising (2004) ... Louise Miller
- Still Groping (2004) ... Louise Miller
- Still Christmas (2003) ... Louise Miller
- Still Mom (2003) ... Louise Miller
2003 Reeseville...Katie Oakman
2003 The Division (TV Series)...Eve Warner
- Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (2003) ... Eve Warner
2003 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)...Aunt Lorraine
- Ping Ping a Song (2003) ... Aunt Lorraine
2002 Becoming Glen (TV Movie)
2002 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)...Mrs. Bigsby
- New Girl in Town (2002) ... Mrs. Bigsby (voice)
2002 General Hospital (TV Series)...Jennifer Smith
- Episode #1.9966 (2002) ... Jennifer Smith
- Episode #1.9962 (2002) ... Jennifer Smith
- Episode #1.9961 (2002) ... Jennifer Smith
- Episode #1.9959 (2002) ... Jennifer Smith
- Episode #1.9957 (2002) ... Jennifer Smith
- Episode #1.9955 (2002) ... Jennifer Smith
2001 A Month of Sundays...Onida Roy
2001 Out of the Black...Betty
1998 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)...Penguin / Iguanas
- Eliza-cology (1998) ... Penguin / Iguanas (voice)
1997 The Others...Mrs. Zelov
1995 The New Adventures of Mother Goose (TV Movie)...Mother Goose
1991-1994 Dinosaurs (TV Series)...Charlene Sinclair
1994 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Cellar Beware (1994) ... (voice)
1992 The Tin Soldier (TV Movie)...Narrator
1992 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (TV Series)
- Another Fine Mesa (1992) ... (voice)
- Legend of Skull Duggery (1992) ... (voice)
- Wedding Bull Blues (1992) ... (voice)
1991-1992 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)...Jerry's Mother
- Penthouse Mouse/12 Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack (1992) ... (voice)
- Jerry's Mother/Stage Fright/Tom's Terror (1991) ... Jerry's Mother (voice)
1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)...Sandy Witch / Rhoda's Mom
- Buster's Directorial Debut (1992) ... Sandy Witch (voice)
- Fox Trot (1992) ... Rhoda's Mom (voice)
1992 Fish Police (TV Series)...Shelly
- Beauty's Only Fin Deep (1992) ... Shelly (voice)
1992 In the Best Interest of the Children (TV Movie)...Patty Pepper
1991 Yo Yogi! (TV Series)
- Super Duper Snag (1991) ... (voice)
- Jellystone Jam (1991) ... (voice)
- Yo-Yogi (1991) ... (voice)
- Fashion Smashin! (1991) ... (voice)
- Huck's Doggone Day (1991) ... (voice)
- Grindhog Day (1991) ... (voice)
- The Big Snoop (1991) ... (voice)
- Mellow Fellow (1991) ... (voice)
- Hat's Off to Yogi (1991) ... (voice)
1990-1991 TaleSpin (TV Series)...Rebecca Cunningham
1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Nancy La Rue
- A Body to Die For (1990) ... Nancy La Rue
1990 Sister Kate (TV Series)...Mrs. Newberry
- Sweet Sixteen (1990) ... Mrs. Newberry
1989 Charles in Charge (TV Series)...Nora Bennington / Nancy Bowman
- Still at Large (1989) ... Nora Bennington / Nancy Bowman
1989 A Deadly Silence (TV Movie)...Aunt Marilyn
1986-1988 Nine to Five (TV Series)...Marsha McMurray Shrimpton
1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas (TV Movie)...Blanche (voice)
1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)...The Tiger Lily
1984 The Secret World of the Very Young (TV Movie)
1983 The Charmkins (TV Short)...Poison Ivy (voice)
1982-1983 Gloria (TV Series)...Gloria Bunker Stivic
All 22 episodes
1979-1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)...Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Gloria: The First Day (1982) ... Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Gloria Comes Home: Part 2 (1982) ... Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Gloria Comes Home: Part 1 (1982) ... Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 2 (1979) ... Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1 (1979) ... Gloria Bunker Stivic
1981 A Gun in the House (TV Movie)...Emily Cates
1979 ...And Your Name Is Jonah (TV Movie)...Jenny Corelli
1971-1978 All in the Family (TV Series)...Gloria Bunker-Stivic
1978 My Husband Is Missing (TV Movie)...Mrs. Katherine Eaton
1977 Intimate Strangers (TV Movie)...Janis Halston
1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV Series) (voice)
1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)...Bess Houdini
1975 Hey, I'm Alive (TV Movie)...Helen Klaben
1974 Aloha Means Goodbye (TV Movie)...Sara Moore
1974 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)...Various Characters
- Episode #4.19 (1974) ... Various Characters
1972 The Getaway...Fran Clinton
1971 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (TV Series)...Pebbles Flintstone
All 16 episodes
1971 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)...Katie O'Hara
- The Blarney Stone (1971) ... Katie O'Hara
1971 Ironside (TV Series)...Sandy Fonda
- Love, Peace, Brotherhood and Murder (1971) ... Sandy Fonda
1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)...Barbara (segment "Love and the Triangle")
- Love and Operation Model/Love and the Sack (1971) ... Barbara (segment "Love and the Triangle")
1970 Five Easy Pieces...Betty (as Sally Ann Struthers)
1970 The Phynx...World's No. 1 Fan (uncredited)
1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
To see Then & Now pictures of Sally Struthers, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Dinah Manoff - ALIVE
Haing S. Ngor - DEAD (Murder)
Born: 03/22/1940 Died: 02/25/1996
Tamara Dobson - DEAD (Multiple sclerosis)
Born: 05/14/1947 Died: 10/02/2006
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Sudarshan Agarwal, 88, Indian politician, Governor of Uttarakhand (2003-2007) and Sikkim (2007-2008).
Basant Kumar Birla, 98, Indian businessman, Chairman of B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology (since 2007).
Christopher Booker, 81, British journalist (The Sunday Telegraph, Private Eye).
Nisar Nasik, 76, Pakistani poet ("Dil Dil Pakistan").
Vasco Tagliavini, 81, Italian football player (Internazionale, Udinese) and manager (Triestina).
Raymond Tarcy, 82, French politician, Senator (1980-1989).
Élie Brousse, 97, French rugby league player (Roanne, Lyon, national team).
Lee Iacocca, 94, American automobile executive and writer (Where Have All the Leaders Gone?), President of Ford Motor Company (1970-1978) and Chairman of Chrysler (1979-1992), complications from Parkinson's disease.
W. Thomas Molloy, 78, Canadian politician, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (since 2018), pancreatic cancer.
Vasiliy Panin [ru], 83, Russian film director.
Charlie Slagle, 67, American soccer player and coach (Davidson Wildcats).
Jacky Zimah [id], Indonesian singer.
Ezzat Abou Aouf [ar], 70, Egyptian actor, liver and heart failure.
Bob Collymore, 61, Guyanese-born British telecom executive, CEO of Safaricom (since 2010), acute myeloid leukaemia.
Norman Geisler, 86, American theologian.
Osvalda Giardi, 86, Italian high jumper and pentathlete.
Rolland Golden, 87, American artist.
Ennio Guarnieri, 88, Italian cinematographer (L'assoluto naturale, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Brother Sun, Sister Moon).
María Idalia [es], 87, Mexican actress.
Petey Jones, 65, American football player, portrayed in Remember the Titans.
Oskar Kröher [de], 91, German folk singer.
Jackie Mekler, 87, South African long-distance runner, British Empire and Commonwealth silver medalist (1954).
Derrill Osborn, 76, American fashion executive (Neiman Marcus).
Sándor Popovics, 80, Hungarian football player (Sparta Rotterdam) and manager (N.E.C., De Graafschap).
Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, 39, Emirati fashion designer.
Sid Ramin, 100, American composer (West Side Story, Too Many Thieves, Stiletto), Oscar winner (1962).
Jacques Rougeau Sr., 89, Canadian professional wrestler (NWF).
Boguslaw Schaeffer, 90, Polish composer, musicologist and graphic artist.
Tyler Skaggs, 27, American baseball pitcher (Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels).
Sebastián Alarcón, 70, Chilean film director and screenwriter (Night Over Chile), cancer.
David Binder, 88, American journalist (The New York Times), kidney disease.
Amadou Boiro, 23, Senegalese footballer (Gimnàstic de Tarragona).
Momir Bulatovic, 62, Montenegrin politician, President of the Republic of Montenegro (1990-1998) and Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1998-2000), heart attack.
Mariano Castro [es], 24, Argentine boxer, traffic collision.
Carlin Dunne, 36, American motorcycle racer, racing accident.
Mitchell Feigenbaum, 74, American physicist, discoverer of Feigenbaum constants.
Boris Gamaleya, 88, French poet, linguist and social activist.
Giovanni Giavazzi, 99, Italian politician, MEP (1979-1989).
Jonas Juškaitis [lt], 86, Lithuanian poet and translator.
David Koloane, 81, South African artist.
Luis Mercedes, 51, Dominican baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants), complications from diabetes.
Borka Pavicevic, 72, Serbian dramaturge and newspaper columnist.
John Rafferty, 65, Canadian politician, MP (2008-2015), cancer.
Keshab Rout, 68, Indian film producer (Suna Harini).
Armando Salas, 73, Spanish cartoonist.
Noel White, 89, British businessman and football club chairman (Liverpool).
Liaquat Ali Asim [ur], 67, Pakistani poet, heart attack.
Bill Bragg, 72, American radio station owner and voice actor (Big Tex).
Yevheniya Dembska, 98, Ukrainian actress (White Acacia).
Gary Duncan, 72, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), complications from a seizure.
Florijana Ismaili, 24, Swiss footballer (BSC YB Frauen, national team), drowned.
Jeon Mi-seon, 48, South Korean actress (Moon Embracing the Sun, Hide and Seek, Love Is a Crazy Thing), suicide by hanging.
Tom Jordan, 82, Irish actor (Fair City).
Jesper Langberg, 78, Danish actor (It's Nifty in the Navy, Me and My Kid Brother, Olsen-banden Junior).
Guillermo Mordillo, 86, Argentine cartoonist.
Babu Narayanan, 59, Indian film director (Sthreedhanam, Pattabhishekam, To Noora with Love), cancer.
Gunilla Pontén, 90, Swedish fashion designer.
Santosh Rana, 76, Indian writer and politician, MLA (1977-1982), cancer.
Whitney North Seymour Jr., 95, American attorney and politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1970-1973), member of the New York State Senate (1966-1968).
Rakesh Shukla, 71, Indian cricketer.
Kirsti Simonsuuri, 73, Finnish writer and poet, complications from cancer and Parkinson's disease.
Michael Uchendu, 21, Brazilian basketball player (Bauru), jet ski accident.
Sükrü Birand, 75, Turkish footballer (PTT Ankara, Fenerbahçe), complications from a heart attack.
Abburi Chayadevi, 85, Indian fiction writer.
František Cuba, 83, Czech agronomist and politician, Senator (2014-2018), Medal of Merit recipient.
Borislav Džakovic, 71, Serbian-Bosnian basketball coach (Partizan, Sloboda Tuzla).
Paul Eilers [af], 62, South African actor (Paljas).
Willie Frazer, 58, Northern Irish loyalist activist and victims advocate, cancer.
Mário Jorge da Fonseca Hermes, 92, Brazilian Olympic basketball player (1952).
Lisa Martinek, 47, German actress (Blankenese, The Old Fox, Der Kriminalist), swimming accident.
Tony Sutton, 98, English cricketer (Oxford University, Somerset).
Gualberto Castro, 84, Mexican singer (Los Hermanos Castro) and television personality (La Carabina de Ambrosio), complications from bladder cancer.
Stephan Chase, 74, British actor.
Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, 80, Bangladeshi social activist, cerebral haemorrhage.
Don Frerichs, 88, American politician, member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1981-1997).
Edward Gallardo, 70, American playwright and actor.
David Golomb, 86, Israeli politician, member of the Knesset (1968-1969, 1977-1981).
Shyam Mitra, 82, Indian cricketer (Bengal), liver disease.
Max Muscle, 56, American professional wrestler (WCW).
Hartmut Nickel, 74, German Olympic ice hockey player (1968).
Vijaya Nirmala, 75, Indian film director (Bezawada Bebbuli) and actress (Bhargavi Nilayam, Rangula Ratnam), heart attack.
Yuriy Osherov [ru], 76, Russian actor (Poisons or the World History of Poisoning).
Kaj Pindal, 91, Danish-born Canadian animator (What on Earth!, Peep and the Big Wide World).
Justin Raimondo, 67, American author, co-founder and editorial director of Antiwar.com, lung cancer.
Janis Skredelis, 79, Latvian football manager (Daugava Riga).
Louis Thiry, 84, French organist and composer.
Peter Westergaard, 88, American composer and music theorist.