Lori Saunders Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Kripal Thapa
Feb 08, 2024 By Kripal Thapa
Originally Published on Feb 08, 2023
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About Lori Saunders

Lori Saunders is one of the prominent television actresses of the '60s and '70s.

Born Linda Marie Hines in Kansas City, Missouri, she studied acting under the acting coach Jeff Corey. When she was 19, she had already begun her professional career with multiple episodes in 'The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet' in the '60s.

Soon, she dropped her real name Linda Marie Hines for a stage name she adopted, Linda Saunders. Over time, with her new name, she soon became popular for pitching commercial products on TV. It is estimated that she has pitched well over 100 commercial products on TV. After this popularity, she soon earned the minor role of the 'pretty girl' in films such as 'The Girls On The Beach', 'Mara Of The Wilderness', and the horror flick 'Blood Bath'.

After gaining a tryst with popularity, she soon found work in an established TV series called 'Burke's Law' in 1963, albeit for a short while. Her real breakthrough came in the 1963 TV series about the bucolic life of three sisters and their mother in Hotterville called 'Petticoat Junction'. Although she was not the first choice, she replaced the actress Pat Woodell as one of the daughters of the Bradley family, when the latter decided to pursue a singing career. Her character was the middle daughter of the Bradley family named Bobbie Jo Bradley, a brunette. During the show, her name clashed with her co-star Linda Henning, with whom people would often confuse her. She finally decided to change her marquee the final time settling down on the name Lori Saunders for which she was credited on the TV series and all her works from then.

Lori Saunders was seen in three episodes of 'Green Acres', and also as Betty Gordon, who was one of the secretaries of Mr. Drysdale in the last season of 'Beverly Hillbillies'. During her days acting for 'Petticoat Junction', she formed a singing trio with her co-stars Linda Hennings and Meredith Macrae, known as The Girls from Petticoat Junction as they had met on the show. Although their singing was a brief stint, they released an album with their original songs, 'If You Could Only Be Me' and 'Thirty Days Hath September'. The trio performed on the show as Hooterville Honeys. They began to perform in nightclubs and in fairs. They also appeared and performed in Johnny Carson's late-night show.

As her carer peaked, she went on to star in TV series such as 'Daniel Boone' (1973) and others. In 1973, she portrayed Betsy McGuire in 26 episodes of a show based on country life called 'Dusty's Trail' as a regular cast member. She also co-starred with Bob Denver in 'Gilligan's Island'. Coincidently, she also worked as a co-star with Jeannine Riley who had played Bille Jo Bradley at one point in the show but left as Lori was joining the cast.

She made the decision to change her image. She managed to land leading roles in low-budget films like 'A Day At The White House' and the slasher movie 'So Sad About Gloria'. She portrayed a mentally ill patient in the slasher movie who was plagued by visions of an axe murder, but the movie did poorly at the box office and did little to encourage her career. After she acted in the low-budget sci-fi movie 'Captive', which also starred Cameron Mitchelle and David Ladd, she ultimately made the decision to announce retirement.

Lori Saunders' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lori Saunders' net worth?

Lori Saunders has a net worth of around $3 million.

How much does Lori Saunders earn per year?

Lori Saunders' annual earnings are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lori Saunders?

Lori Saunders is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.

How old is Lori Saunders?

As of 2022, Lori Saunders is 81 years old.

Childhood And Education

Lori Saunders was born Linda Marie Hines on October 4, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri. She studied acting under acting coach Jeff Corey. There is no information as to her parents or siblings. Not much is known about her education either.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lori Saunders' partner?

Lori Saunders has been married to Bernard Sandler since 1961. They have two children together, a son named Ronald Sandler and a daughter, Stacy Sandler.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Lori Saunders is best known as Bobbie Jo Bradley from the TV series 'Petticoat Junction'. She is also known for her work in 'Beverly Hillbillies' as Betty Gordon.

Charity Work

Lori Saunders is involved in charity work that deals with children. She is involved in charities such as Flower Power, Animal Rights, Beauty Without Cruelty, Feeds the Children and Make A wish Foundation.

Lori Saunders' Hobbies And Interests

Lori Saunders is interested in art sculpture, photography, and oil painting.

Other Interesting Lori Saunders Facts And Trivia

  • Bernard Sandler was the owner of a Commercial Talent Agency.
  • Lori Saunders has two granddaughters from her daughter.
  • Lori Saunders and Bernard Sandler reside in Southern California.
  • In the '80s, Lori Saunders and Bernard Sandler attracted attention while trying to stop the ivory trade by taking the help of various NGOs.

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Lori Saunders Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Linda Marie Hines

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Place of Birth

Kansas City



165 cm

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Written by Kripal Thapa

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Sociology, Master of Science specializing in Fashion Management

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Kripal ThapaBachelor of Arts specializing in Sociology, Master of Science specializing in Fashion Management

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from North Bengal University and a Master's degree in Fashion Management from MAKAUT, Kripal is an accomplished marketing specialist. Through hands-on experience and industry-specific certifications, she has developed a strong expertise in various marketing domains. Kripal's skill set includes brand management, ad creativity, copywriting, content curation, Google Ads, pay-per-click advertising, and social media optimization and management. In her spare time, Kripal actively contributes to a transgender awareness project where she raises awareness about the complexities of transition, pre-trauma, and post-trauma of transition, trans mental health, and transgender rights.

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