Struthers will take the stage in Simply: Sally Struthers, in which she shares her experiences from a childhood in Portland, Ore., through her years as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, her movie and stage career, to the present day.
Struthers also starred in the Fox television series 9 to 5 and in her own CBS series, Gloria. Most recently, her recurring roles include the CBS comedy Still Standing and the CW's Gilmore girls has earned her high acclaim. Struther's supplied the voice of Charlene Sinclair in the primetime series, Dinosaurs; and was the voice of Pebbles Flintstone on the Pebbles and Bam-Bam cartoon series and the lead female character on the popular Disney cartoon, Tailspin.
“I was first told about the Totem Pole Playhouse forty years ago by Jean Stapleton after I was cast to play her daughter on All In the Family,” Struthers said. “Finally, not only am I going to see it, I'm going to get to perform there. Mama would be proud.”
In the 1970s, Struthers co-starred in two legendary movies -- Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. She was also featured in Out of the Black and A Month of Sundays with Rod Steiger. Struthers made a cameo appearance for actor/writer/producer Mario Van Peebles in the Sony feature Baadassss!
Sally's first two Broadway forays were in Wally's Café with Rita Moreno and Jimmy Coco and in Neil Simon's female version of The Odd Couple with Brenda Vaccaro. For three years she starred as Miss Mamie Lynch on Broadway and on tour in the Tommy Tune production of Grease. In the 20th Anniversary National Tour of Annie, Sally played the role of Miss Hannigan.
She was named Best Actress by the Los Angeles Artistic Director Theatre Awards for her role as Louise Seger in the musical, Always...Patsy Cline. She won the 2003 and 2010 Ovation Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Agnes Gooch in Mame, and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, respectively. She has starred in regional productions of Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, The Fifth of July, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, All Shook Up, The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof, Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, Legally Blonde and 9 to 5.
For thirty years, Struthers has worked to help hungry and uneducated children everywhere, visiting these children in the United States and many third world countries. She filmed numerous public service announcements and documentaries on their behalf. Her favorite child is her daughter, Sam.
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