Lori Saunders is a well-known name in Hollywood and Television as well. She was notable in the American entertainment industry by the television series “Petticoat Junction”. She has portrayed the role of ‘Bobbie Jo Bradley’ in the series from 1965 to 1970.
Furthermore, Saunders worked in the industry for twenty years and had retired in 1980. Besides an actor, she is also an artist and photographer. Let us look down to know more about what she did? and what is she up to now?
Lori Saunders: Bio & Career
Lori was born as Linda Marie Hines on 4 October 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. There isn’t much information about her childhood and early days along with the details of her family.
She began her career in the year 1960 at the age of 19. She was coached by Jeff Corey and launched her acting career. Lori debuted from the series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”(1952). He joined the show from 1960 to till the show canceled. After that, she worked as a guest star in some shows like “The Beverly Hillbillies”.
Saunders got her big break after she replaced the actress Pat Woodell on the show “Petticoat Junction” in 1963. The show was canceled in 1970 and after that, she was featured in the show “The last season” in the role of Betty Gordon. Further, she has continued to work in “The Beverly Hillbillies”. After gaining the superstardom, she got to work in many movies and series. Some of them include “Blood Bath”, “A Day at the White House”, “So Sad About Gloria”, and “Captive”.
Lori together with two co-stars Linda Kaye Henning and Meredith MacRae from the Petticoat Junction formed a Singing trio group. They called themselves “The Girls from Petticoat Junction”. Their album “The Girls from Petticoat Junction: Sixties Sounds” and songs includes ‘Thirty Days Hath September’, ‘If You Only Be Me’, and others. Not only Lori performed in a group but she has also released two single tracks.
Lori Saunders: Personal life and husband
Coming to her personal life, Lori Saunders is a married woman. She married Bernard Sandler on January 21, 1961. Bernard owns the Commercial Talent Agency. The couple together has two children: they Ronald Sandler and Stacy Sandler. Lori’s daughter Stacy has married and made Lori grandmother of two granddaughters: Amanda and Jaclyn Marie.
After her retirement from the film industry, she has been involved in many charities and advocates for the children. In addition, at present, she is focusing more on her hobbies like; photography, art sculpture, and oil painting.
Lori Saunders: net worth
Lori was an established actress before her retirement. Further, she had worked in many Television series and movies. Her annual income is not disclosed yet. Therefore, her net worth has an estimation of around $3 million dollars.
At present, she lives in a mansion worth a million dollars in Southern California with her family. Additionally, she also likes to indulge herself with a designer dress. Nevertheless, Lori is also one of the celebrities who prefer to stay away from the media. Therefore, she does not hold any account on the social platform.