Jean Stapleton, Dead at 90

In MemoriumJean Stapleton was 90. She was best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker and mother of Gloria Stivic, on the 1970s situation comedy All in the Family.

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one of the greats

June 1, 2013 @ 6:49 PM



Dingbat & now your in heaven with Archie.

June 1, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Funny I hadn't seen the show in a decade or so and caught one about 3 weeks ago. "Those were the days"

June 1, 2013 @ 7:47 PM


If you follow along with the AitF sitcom; keep in mind that Edith 'dies'. The episodes will take on a surprising non-sitcom poignancy from its half-way point onwards. (It's like the earlier Paul dying as a Beatle theme.) Technically that series ended with her character's sudden illness. Stapleton, however, continued with the follow-up series, Archie Bunker's Place for another season and a half.

I had the chance, last year, to notice Stapleton on a prior TV appearance, in the police drama, Naked City. Again her character was a housewife, except more serious. The Sorpranos' Nancy Marchand was also on that early 1960s' episode.

June 1, 2013 @ 8:14 PM


Indeed Rick C,
She played the part to a tee.
Laughed my guts out on every episode.

June 1, 2013 @ 8:16 PM


The episode where Edith dies is still hard to watch. RIP Jean.

June 2, 2013 @ 8:26 AM

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