Gloria Steinem in HBO's " Gloria: In Her Own Words"...

Gloria Steinem in HBO's " Gloria: In Her Own Words" . Credit: HBO/Jason Laure/

With the HBO documentary "Gloria: In Her Own Words," airing Monday at 9 p.m., our thoughts turn to feminist icon Gloria Steinem, right. Not only is she the subject of this documentary, but she has the singular honor of being played by Kirstie Alley in the 1985 TV movie "A Bunny's Tale." And that makes us ponder these five other TV Glorias. (And can someone please stop the Van Morrison/Shadows of Knight song from playing in our head?)


1. GLORIA BUNKER-STIVIC (Sally Struthers, "All in the Family," "Archie Bunker's Place," "Gloria") -- Daughter of Archie (Carroll O'Connor) and Edith (Jean Stapleton), wife of Mike (Rob Reiner) and mother of Joey (Christian Jacobs).

2. GLORIA UTZ (Jessica Lundy, "Hope & Gloria") -- Divorced hairdresser who shared a Pittsburgh brownstone with single friend Hope Davidson (Cynthia Stevenson).

3. GLORIA UNGER (Janis Hansen, "The Odd Couple") -- Wife of fastidious Felix Unger, who divorced -- and later remarried him.

4. GLORIA DELGADO-PRITCHETT (Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family") -- Much younger second wife of Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill) and mother (with her first husband) of precocious Manny (Rico Rodriguez).

5. GLORIA TRILLO (Annabella Sciorra, "The Sopranos") -- Unstable Mercedes-Benz saleswoman who had a fling with Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and committed suicide after he dumped her.

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