Farewell…Jean Stapleton



Jean Stapleton, Actor

Known to most as Archie Bunker’s long-suffering wife Edith in the 1970s television series “All in the Family,” Jean Stapleton died Friday in New York of natural causes. She was 90.

Stapleton won three Emmys for her work as Edith Bunker on the long-running CBS sitcom. She also received Emmy nominations for two other performances: as Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 CBS telefilm Eleanor, First Lady of the World and as Aunt Vivian on the ABC series Grace Under Fire.

Before being cast in "All in the Family," Stapleton was a veteran of stage, film and television. Her TV career began in the 1950s, with appearances on such shows as Starlight Theatre, Lux Video Theatre and The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse.

After her role as Edith, Stapleton appeared on other popular TV shows, including Caroline in the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Murphy Brown, and Touched By an Angel.

Stapleton is survived by two children.

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