Sally Struthers has denied that she was was arrested for being drunk behind a motor vehicle, and there’s growing support behind her because many people say it’s completely out of character for the actress.
The girl who played Archie Bunker’s daughter on “All in the Family” was charged of suspected drunk driving in Maine.
The 65-year-old was stopped by police shortly after midnight on U.S. Route 1 in the southern Maine resort town of Ogunquit.
Struthers posted $160 bail and is due in court Dec. 13.
The actress has been in town performing in Dolly Parton’s play9 to 5 The Musical at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
A two-time Emmy winner, Struthers is best known for playing Gloria Stivic, Archie Bunker’s daughter in CBS’ All in the Family, which pioneered comedy about race, politics and the sexual revolution on TV in the 1970s.
She also starred in Fox’s 9 to 5, her own CBS series Gloria, and had recurring roles in the CBS comedy Still Standing and WB’s Gilmore Girls.
Younger Americans might know Struthers best for her late-night, heart-tugging commercials as a longtime spokeswoman for children’s charities such as Save the Children and ChildFund.