Gloria LeRoy
Gloria LeRoy
Gloria Leroy on ABC-TV's Desperate Housewives in 2009.


(1931-11-07) November 7, 1931 (age 87)


Bucyrus, Ohio, U.S.


Actress, Burlesque performer

Years active


All in the Family character

Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner Seasons 4-8
Bobbie Jo Loomis, 1 episode, "The Threat", 1972

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Gloria LeRoy (born November 7, 1931, in Bucyrus, Ohio) is an American character actress, remembered for having first played Bobbie Jo Loomis, the blonde, buxom wife of Archie's old war buddy Duke Loomis, and later the equally voluptuous Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner in the 1970s sitcom All in the Family.[1] Gloria had a diverse career, with a number of roles in film, TV and stage. Once a Burlesque performer, Gloria once headlined at the Hotel El Rancho (Las Vegas) from 1951 thru 1952.

Gloria has had recurring roles on the NBC-TV soap operas Passions and Days of our Lives. She also appeared on FOX-TV's Married with Children as Chesty LaRue in episode "Live Nude Peg" (1997).

In 2001, She appeared in a season 8 (Episode #23) of NBC-TV's Frasier entitled "A Day In May". She played Mrs. Smolenski, a perspective house buyer.

In 2009, she appeared in Season 5 of ABC-TV's Desperate Housewives series as "Rose Kemper" and in 2010, she appeared in Shameless as "Aunt Ginger".

Selected filmography

  • The Day of the Locust (1975)
  • Bloodbrothers (1978)
  • Barfly (1987)
  • Snapdragon (1993)


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