January 19 1923 - May 31 2013


Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray; January 19, 1923 – May 31, 2013) 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.[1] 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.  With an extensive career in the theater before her TV stardom, Stapleton remains one of the most complete talents in the history of the arts.