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Jenny Sullivan
Jenny Sullivan
Jenny Sullivan guest starred on AITF in season 1.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 77)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Actress, director, drama coach/teacher
Years active: 1968–present
Spouse(s): Jim Messina, 1970-1980, divorced
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" (Season 1)
Character played: Robin
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Jenny Sullivan (born December 14, 1946) guest starred as Robin, a girlfriend of Paul Goodrow, a hippie friend of the Stivics who grew up with Gloria, who they invited to sleep over in the Bunkers' living room, to Archie's objections in the Season 1 episode of All in the Family titled "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" (#7).

About Jenny[]

Sullivan is the daughter of actor Barry Sullivan[1] and Marie Brown, who performed in musicals on Broadway.[2] Sullivan's first feature film was The Angry Breed (1968). Other film appearances include Plaza Suite (1971), The Other (1972), The Candidate (1972), Getting Straight (1970), Breakfast in Bed (1977) and Shadow of Doubt (1998).

Jenny portrayed Barbara in the NBC-TV comedy series Me and Maxx (1980).[3] She has made guest appearances on TV shows, including Little House on the Prairie, Dragnet, Adam-12, The F.B.I., Highway to Heaven, Love, American Style, Dan August, Sanford and Son, Ironside, Falcon Crest, L.A. Law, Hawaii Five-O, The Waltons, and The Fall Guy.

Family/Personal Life[]

Sullivan taught drama at the University of California at Santa Barbara.[2] She was married to guitarist/producer Jim Messina[2] during the heyday of the country rock duo Loggins and Messina. She is the former sister-in-law of songwriter Jimmy Webb, who was married to her half-sister (and former cover girl) Patricia.


  1. "Family Rivalry Pays Off", October 23, 1971, p. 30. Retrieved on May 21, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2nd generation Sullivan coming up", The Newark Advocate, April 2, 1980, p. 24. Retrieved on 26 January 2019. 
  3. Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010,Terrace, Vincent (2011). . McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.

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