Sally Jessy
Sally Jessy
Real Name/Full Name Sally Lowenthal
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Sally Jessy Michael
Birth Place: Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 February 1935
Age/How Old: 89 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Red
Parents Name: Father – Jesse Lowenthal
Mother – Zelda Lowenthal
Siblings: Steven Lowenthal
School: Easton Area High School
College: Carnegie Mellon University,  University of Puerto Rico
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Karl Soderlund (m. 1962–2020), Andrew Vladimir (m. 1953–1958)
Kids/Children Name: Allison Vladimir, Jason Soderlund, Andrea Vladimir
Profession: Former tabloid talk show host
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Sally Lowenthal, or Sally Jessy Michael is a retired American tabloid talk show presenter, best known as Sally Jessy Raphael. The talk show Sally, initially named The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, was hosted by her, and the success of the show made her very popular in the industry.

Well, how well do you know about Sally Jessy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Sally Jessy’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Sally Jessy to date.

Biography and Early Life

In Easton, Pennsylvania, Lowenthal took birth in 1935. She even spent considerable time in Puerto Rico, where her dad was selling rum. Zelda Lowenthal, her mom, was running an art gallery. Sally’s got a younger sibling, Steven Lowenthal. It was recorded that she had taken Raphael as her formal name from her mom’s maiden name and pulled Jessy from her dad’s family’s theatrical title.

She spent her teens in Scarsdale, New York, where she worked for WFAS in the local radio station of AM. This was one of her first media occupations. The station had a secondary student program, and Raphael presented the news.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Sally Jessy in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Sally Jessy’s age is 89 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 25 February 1935. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 168cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 167lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brownand hair color is Red.


Sally has been a graduate of Easton Area High School. She studied in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University and in San Juan at the University of Puerto Rican. In New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater, Raphael learned acting under the supervision of Sanford Meisner.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

At the age of 18 in 1953, Sally Jessy Raphael wed Andrew Vladimir. They shared two kids: Allison and Andrea. Five years later, they separated. On 2 February 1992, Allison, one of her children from the marriage, passed away. Allison was 33, and her death had been adversely affected by “the combined effects of many prescription medications.”

Karl Soderlund tied the knot with her in 1962. Later in her career, he will become her manager. They have got a son named Jason together. Their relationship finished in 2020 with the demise of Karl.

Is Sally Jessy Lesbian?

Jessy’s past relationships speak of her sexual orientation as nothing but straight. She was married twice previously but is currently single. Thus, we can say that she is straight.

Professional Career

Sally Jesse Michael started with News Correspondent. She had graduated from the University of Columbia and had begun her career as a journalist soon after graduation. She was a Spanish and English newsreader. She has worked at a radio station in Puerto Rico and hosted a cooking show as well. She has worked at numerous radio stations, getting fired out of 18 of them. When it was the 80s, she got to host a show from 1981-1987, and this was so much so that the show was renamed Sally Jesse Micheal, later to be known as Sally Show. This went on for another 17 years.

In 1980, she was starred on the Equaliser episode of Making a Martyr. She was ranked position 5 out of 25 on Talkers Magazine in 2002. By the year 2010, she got invited to The Oprah Winfrey Show with some other popular hosts.


Her career has helped her get enough recognition and has successfully led her life in peace. Her show became such a hit that she got a Daytime Emmy Award for the ‘Outstanding Talk Show’ in 1989.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sally Jessy in 2024

Sally Jessy Net Worth
Sally Jessy Net Worth

As of 2024, Jesse Raphael’s enthusiasm as a journalist and her regular endeavors into success gave her a net worth of more than $50 million. She has become one of the most important and successful journalists of the time.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Sally had a daughter Allison who died due to an overdose when she was 33 years old. Probably it was done accidentally. Sally met Karl Soderland, her second husband, during her work at a radio station. He was the manager of the respective radio station.
  • She started her professional career with her own talk show called The Sally Jessy Raphaël Show.
  • Her oversized red-framed became very popular in the television.
  • “Raphael” was her mother’s maiden name, and Jessy was the theatrical surname of her father’s family.
  • Her mother was the owner of an art gallery.

At the end of the trail, Sally never left chasing the torch. She had turbulence on her voyage, but her strong spirit brought her to a praise-worthy career. She never questioned her perseverance as a former journalist.


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