Sally Lowenthal (born February 25, 1935), better known as Sally Jessy Raphael, is an American talk show host, known for the eponymous Sally talk show she hosted for two decades. Raphael was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Easton Area High School in the city. She was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico where her father, Jesse Lowenthal, was in the rum exporting business and her mother, Dede Lowry (nee Raphael), an artist, ran an art gallery. She also spent part of her teenage years in Scarsdale, New York, where one of her first media jobs was at the local AM radio station, WFAS. The station did a program by and for junior high school students and Raphael read the news. She attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the University of Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico. Raphael studied Acting under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse.
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