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Jean Stapleton

  • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
  • Birthday: January 19
Date of passing: 
May 31, 2013

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Jean Stapleton was an American character actress of stage, television, and film.

Stapleton is best known for having portrayed Edith Bunker, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker, on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family.

Stapleton was a three-time recipient of the Prime Time Emmy Award for leading actress in a comedy series and won two Golden Globes in the same category during the show's airing. She also made occasional appearances on the All in the Family follow-up series Archie Bunker's Place, but, tired of the role, asked to be written out of the show during the first season.

Jean Stapleton was an American character actress of stage, television, and film.

Stapleton is best known for having portrayed Edith Bunker, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker, on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family.

Stapleton was a three-time recipient of the Prime Time Emmy Award for leading actress in a comedy series and won two Golden Globes in the same category during the show's airing. She also made occasional appearances on the All in the Family follow-up series Archie Bunker's Place, but, tired of the role, asked to be written out of the show during the first season.

Jean Stapleton was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Jean Stapleton

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