Allison Vladimir: What Happened To Sally Jessy Raphael’s Daughter?

Allison Vladimir

Who Is Allison Vladimir?

Allison Vladimir is the late daughter of beloved television personality Sally Jessy Raphael. Her mother was a talk show host known for her program Sally, which aired from 1983 to 2002. She is best known to television viewers for her oversized red-framed glasses, a trademark that began entirely by accident.

Allison Vladimir: Bio Summary

Name Allison Vladimir
Famous as daughter of Sally Jessy Raphael
Date of birth March 23, 1958
DiedFebruary 02, 1992 (33)
Grandparents Jesse Lowenthal and Dede Lowry
Parents Sally Jessy Raphael and Andrew Vladimir
Siblings Andrea Vladimir and Jason Soderlund
Occupation Chef

Allison Vladimir was born on 23 March 1958 to Sally Jessy Raphael and her first husband Andrew Vladimir. She was named after Alice in Wonderland. Her father said: “We named her Allison after Alice in Wonderland. She enhanced our wonderland. She really lived up to her name.”

Andrew Vladimir was a former advertising executive. He taught sales marketing and tourism in the School of Hospitality Management at Florida International University in Miami. Allison has two siblings: one biological sibling and one half-sibling.

Andrea Vladimir is Allison Vladimir’s biological sister and Jason Soderlund is her half-brother who was adopted by Sally Jessy Raphael and her late husband, Karl Soderlund. Growing up, Allison accompanied her mom on her career path.

Allison Vladimir was reportedly a chef but she later became unemployed because of back problems. She worked as a chef in establishments like the Windows on the World restaurant at the World Trade Center in New York and the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, Wash.

Details of Allison’s love life are private. Her mother Sally Jessy Raphael married twice in her lifetime. She married her first husband, Andrew Vladimir, in 1953 when she was 18 years. They divorced after five years of marriage, in 1958.

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Sally Jessy Raphael later met Karl Soderlund in Puerto Rico and married him in 1962. Karl became Sally’s manager. They were married for 58 years up until Karl died on August 6, 2020, at age 90, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.

What Happened To Allison Vladimir?

Allison Vladimir died on 2 February 1992, at age 33, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. She was found unresponsive by a friend at her mom’s inn at the Issa Stover House. She went to visit her mother at her bed-and-breakfast inn on the Delaware River

Allison Vladimir’s death was linked to a drug overdose from a medication she took for her back pain. Officials said there were no signs of suicide or foul play and no apparent heart damage. ″There is no evidence here that Miss Vladimir intended to end her own life″.

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Allison Vladimir’s death was ruled an accidental overdose because of the “combined effects of several prescribed drugs”. After she was found, efforts that were made to revive Allison failed and she was later pronounced dead.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email:

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