Jean Stapleton, RIP

 

stapleton1Actor Jean Stapleton, best known as Edith Bunker in the 70s television series All In The Family, has passed away at the age of 90.

Though she became a household name for her Emmy Award winning role as Archie Bunker’s long-suffering but sweet-natured wife, Stapleton was also well respected for her work in theatre, appearing on Broadway in productions like Funny Girl, and Damn Yankees. 

She’ll always be Edith to me, though. I have warm memories of being a little kid in the 70s, nestled between my parents on the couch as they watched the show, laughing along with the studio audience, though I was too young to understand the jokes.

So long, Jean.

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7 thoughts on “Jean Stapleton, RIP”

  1. Noooo….not Edith. Loved that show. She seemed like she was a genuine nice person, not just acting.

  2. Stifled, at last. Bless her; she brought pleasure and self-recognition to so many viewers.

  3. …Just like grandma used to make. The candlelight vigil will be held tonight in Victoria Park.

  4. Tho I do wish we could all admit that life was better before the Internet. Even in the ’70s, when being a [email protected] conservative like Archie Bunker didn’t mean also being an apologist for billionaire bankers and capitalist speculators.

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