It has been said that Burt Reynolds thought her as the only true love of his life. She was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California.
Her acting career began in 1965, when she landed the role of Frances Elizabeth ‘Gidget’ Lawrence in “Gidget” (1965), it was canceled after only one season because of bad ratings. She went on to star in “The Flying Nun” (1967), which ran for three seasons. She also appeared in her first film in 1967, The Way West (1967) opposite Kirk Douglas. In the next few years she appeared in numerous TV-movies and TV-shows such as Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring (1971) (TV), Marriage: Year One (1971) (TV), “The Girl with Something Extra” (1973), and Sybil (1976) (TV). In 1977 she starred alongside Burt Reynolds in the box office hit Smokey and the Bandit (1977), which led to a less successful sequel in 1980. In 1979 she starred in the popular film Norma Rae (1979) and she received her first Oscar for that role. If you’ve never seen Norma Rae, you have to check it out.
Sally is good friends with Goldie Hawn and a longtime friend of Pat Mitchell.
She auditioned for the role of Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967).
She dated Burt Reynolds for many years, but refused his numerous proposals, and they eventually broke up.
Have a great weekend friends!