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Beverly Sanders
Born (1940-09-02) September 2, 1940 (age 81)
OccupationComedian, actress, voice artist
Years active1962 – present

Beverly Sanders (born September 2, 1940) is an American actress, comedian, and voice artist. She was born in Hollywood, California.


Sanders studied acting in New York with Lee Strasberg's Actor Studio. She is married and has an adopted daughter.

On television, Sanders often played the stereotypical blonde, the nice mom, or the star's girlfriend. She played supporting roles to both Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper in their respective sitcoms and in several TV movies with Moore.

She also starred in her own one-woman show on stage entitled Yes Sir, That's My Baby in the late 90s. She began writing the play after taking a UCLA writing class. The show details her failure to conceive a baby at 40+ years of age, and then the later frustrations of the adoption process.

Sanders has appeared in over 300 commercials. She played the Arm & Hammer Baking Soda spokesperson Louise for nearly a decade.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1971–1972 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Rayette, the waitress 3 episodes
1972 Love, American Style Carol Baxter 1 episode
1972 Ironside Saleslady Episode: "Who'll Cry for My Baby"
1973 Emergency! Leslie Noble Episode: "Honest"
1973–1974 Lotsa Luck Olive Swann Series regular, 22 episodes
1974 Sanford and Son Nora Simpson Episode: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"
1974–1977 Rhoda Susan Alborn Recurring character, 6 episodes
1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers Bambi Episode: "A Date with Robert"
1975 Kojak Stella Episode: "Queen of the Gypsies"
1975 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Susan Miller Episode: "The Girl Who Couldn't Lose"
1975 Kate McShane Episode: "Accounts Receivable"
1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Diane TV movie
1976 The Love Boat Rita Merrit TV movie pilot for series
1976 Hickey Netty Unsold TV pilot, written & directed by Alan Alda
1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Hollywood columnist TV movie
1977 The McLean Stevenson Show Fanny Episode: "Money Troubles"
1977 Family Mrs. Gilroy Episode: "We Love You, Miss Jessup"
1977–1978 C.P.O. Sharkey Chief Gypsy Koch 3 episodes
1978 Sparrow Tammy TV movie
1978 Fantasy Island Stephanie Marie Episode: "Bet a Million/Mr. Irresistible"
1978 Barney Miller Lorraine Siegel Episode: "The Kidnapping" (hour-long episode)
1979 Quincy, M.E. Nurse Episode: "For the Benefit of My Patients"
1980 Hart to Hart Mrs. Ann Mager Episode: "A Question of Innocence"
1980–1981 One Day at a Time Selma Episodes: "Triple Play"; "Out of Bounds"
1980 Trapper John, M.D. Meter Maid Episode: "Hot Line"
1981 It's a Living Barbara Episode: "Up on the Roof"
1981 CHiPs Muriel Higgins Episode: "Home Fires Burning"
1981 Mork & Mindy Caroline McConnell Episode: "Mork and the Family Reunion"
1982 The Fall Guy Episode: "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harold"
1982 Too Close for Comfort Nurse Gaynor Episode: "Seventh Month Blues"
1983 The Other Woman Linda Gleason TV movie
1984 Lottery! Episode: "Miami: Sharing"
1984 St. Elsewhere Mitzi Clarenden 2 episodes
1985 Cover Up Dee Dee Peire Episode: "Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe?"
1985–1986 Too Close for Comfort Marsha 3 episodes
1985 The Jetsons (voice) Episode: "Elroy in Wonderland"
1985 Amazing Stories Susan Episode: "Guilt Trip"
1986 Mary Episode: "The Death Threat"
1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius Mrs. Robinson TV movie
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse Mrs. Schluter Episode: "Sons of Gunz"
1987 Full House Mindy Gladstone Episode: "The Return of Grandma"
1988 Night Court Mrs. Cooper Episode: "Hit the Road, Jack"
1988 Annie McGuire Hillary Episode: "The Ferry"
1988 Duet Mrs. McGee Episode: "One Man Out"
1989 Moonlighting Adelaide Sapperman Episode: "When Girls Collide"
1990 A Family for Joe Doctor Bennett TV movie
1990 Thanksgiving Day Rusty Carey TV movie
1992 Capitol Critters (voice) Episode: "Of Thee I Sting"
1992 Delta Mrs. Shirley Ratigan Episode: "The Cabin and the Credit Card"
1994 The George Carlin Show Tammi Episode: "George Gets Caught in the Middle"
1995 Kirk Cashier Episode: "Night at the Movies"
1996 The Faculty Mrs. Wilson Episode: "Opportunity Knockers"
1996 Baywatch Ethel Beeber Episode: "Buried"
1997 Payback Barbara TV movie
1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Chair (voice) Episode: "A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It"
2002 Leap of Faith Employee Episode: "Pilot"
2002 Providence Episode: "Things Have Changed"
2004 Grounded for Life Nun Episode: "Mystery Dance"
2004 Charmed Mrs. Mullen Episode: "Charmed Noir"
2005 Veronica Mars Elaine Van Lowe Episode: "Kanes and Abel's"
2007 All I Want for Christmas Mrs. C TV movie
2008–2009 Entourage Eric's Receptionist 3 episodes
2009 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Wanda Grubworth TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
1979 ...And Justice for All Sherry
1978 Magic Laughing Lady
1986 Just Between Friends Judy
1986 The Malibu Bikini Shop Berta Hilgard
1996 Shooting Lily Mary (Lily's Mom)
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Photographer
2005 Behind the Curtain Jessica Zielinski Short film
2012 The Debt Collector Evelyn Pearl Short film


  1. ^ "Beverly Sanders". Women in Theater. Retrieved February 4, 2021.