Sally Ann Struthers (born July 28, 1948) is an American actress and spokeswoman, best-known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards, and as Babette on Gilmore Girls.
Struthers was born in Portland, Oregon, and attended Grant High School. She is the daughter of Margaret Caroline (née Jernes) and Robert Alden Struthers, who was a surgeon. Her maternal grandparents were Norwegian immigrants. Struthers married Dr. William C. Rader, a psychiatrist, on December 18, 1977. Now divorced (as of January 19, 1983), they had one child together, Samantha Struthers Rader.
In Five Easy Pieces (1970) she was in a nude sex scene with Jack Nicholson, but achieved fame as Gloria Stivic on the 1970s sitcom, All in the Family. Producer Norman Lear found the actress dancing on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a counterculture variety show whose writing staff included Rob Reiner. According to a WPTT-AM radio interview with Doug Hoerth in 2003, Struthers thought that Reiner's then-fiancée and later wife, Penny Marshall, would get the role of Gloria, as Marshall resembled Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker. Actress Candice Azzara had played the role of Gloria in a pilot episode, but was soon dropped.