Who is Lori Saunders?
Lori Saunders is a retired actress, who you probably know as Bobbie Jo Bradley, a character she portrayed in three TV series – “Petticoat Junction” (1965-1970), then “Green Acres” (1965-1966), and “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1968-1971). She is also known as Betsy in the TV series “Dusty’s Trail” (1973-1974), among other roles she had secured during her career, which was active from 1960 until 1980.
So, do you want to find out more about Lori Saunders, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her personal life? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we introduce you to this retired celebrity actress.
Where is Lori Saunders Today? Is she Dead or Alive?
Lori is very much alive and lives in Montecito, California USA with her husband Bernard Sandler who was the owner of a talent agency. Lori has retired from acting, and is now focused exclusively on her hobbies, such as art sculpture, oil painting, and photography among other interests. In early 2018, Lori and her husband were involved in an accident that left her and her husband trapped, but luckily the two were rescued relatively unharmed.
Lori Saunders Wiki: Age, Early Life, and Education
Linda Marie Hines was born on the 4th October 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri USA; however, she hasn’t revealed much about her childhood years, and as a result information about her parents, such as their names and vocations remain unavailable, while she also hasn’t disclosed if she has any siblings or not. Furthermore, her educational background also remains a mystery, and all we know is that she studied acting under acting coach Jeff Corey. Hopefully, Lori shares this information with her loyal fans who are eager to find out more about her childhood years.
Lori’s career started in 1960 with a few roles in the TV series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” (1960-1962), portraying Linda, Mary Jane and other characters in this Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy show. After this initial appearance, Lori turned to commercials and in a short time span featured in around 100 TV ads. She continued her acting career with a minor role in the TV series “Burke’s Law” in 1964, but then in 1965 Lori was chosen for the role of her career; she replaced Pat Woodell as Bobbie Jo Bradley.
Rise to Prominence
Before she was chosen as Bobbie Jo Bradley, Lori was credited under her own name, but then changed it in favor of her “Petticoat Junction” Linda Kaye Henning. Lori remained in the show until its cancelation in 1970, featuring in over 145 episodes of the highly acclaimed show, which only increased her popularity. While in the show, she played Bobbie in two other shows of the era, “Green Acres” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”, and after “Petticoat Junction” finished, she moved full-time to “The Beverly Hillbillies”, which made Lori a star of the entertainment world. She continued her career throughout the ‘70s, featuring in independent films and TV series, such as the drama film “Head On”, and horror crime-drama film “So Sad About Gloria” in 1975, and TV comedy-western series “Dusty’s Trail” (1973-1974). She finished her career with the lead role in the sci-film “Captive” in 1980.
Lori Saunders Net Worth
During her career, Lori became one of the most praised actresses of her time, which only increased her wealth; she featured in over 20 film and TV titles, all of which contributed to her net worth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Lori Saunders is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Saunders’ net worth is as high as $3 million, which is rather impressive, don’t you think?
Lori Saunders Personal Life, Husband, Children
What do you know about the personal life of this renowned actress? Well, Lori is quite open when it comes to sharing details from her personal life. Lori has been married to Brendan Sandler since 1961; the two have welcomed two children and have become grandparents.
Lori is a vegan and grows her own fruits and vegetables. She’s also involved in a number of charities, focused primarily on improving the lives of underprivileged children, such Feed the Children, among others.
Lori Saunders Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Do you know how tall Lori Saunders is and how much she weighs? Well, Lori stands at 5ft 5ins, which is equal to 1.65m, while she weighs approximately 176lbs or 80kg. Her vital statistics haven’t been revealed, while she now has grey hair, which was blonde in her younger years, and she has brown eyes.