Rachel Jacobs: Mormon Actress
Rachel Elizabeth Jacobs Struhs is a former child actress known especially for her roles in LDS movies The Mailbox (1977) and Uncle Ben (1978). Her uncle, David Jacobs was producer, director, and writer of both movies.
She had regular roles on the television series sitcom Growing Pains (1986–1989) and It’s Not Easy (1983). She had guest appearances on Family Ties, The Love Boat, and Diff'rent Strokes. She had major roles in the TV pilot Dear Teacher (1981) and the TV special How to Eat Like a Child (1980). She appeared in smaller roles in the Disney feature film The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) and the TV films 14 Going on 30 (1988), Who Will Love My Children? (1983) and Kid with the Broken Halo (1982). Rachel acted in many national commercials, as well as LDS “Homefront” series commercials.