When I finally saw All in the Family with captions I realized she was brilliant! Edith goes through menopause in the second season ("Edith's Problem"), discovers a lump in her breast just before Christmas in the fourth season ("Edith's Christmas Story"), is nearly raped on her 50th birthday in the eighth season ("Edith's 50th Birthday") and in season nine briefly contracts laryngitis ("A Night at the PTA") and develops phlebitis in the show's final episode ("Too Good Edith"). Edith also, on many occasions, helps Gloria to understand that Gloria's feminist views, while correct, do not mean other viewpoints are necessarily any less valid. ‘Teen Mom 2’ Leah Messer Looks Gorgeous Pumpkin Picking In Minidress & Thigh-High Boots. !One of my favorites.”, Marlee Matlin left a beautiful message on her Twitter: “Jean Stapleton who played Edith Bunker was no dingbat. Always All in the Family: Three-time Emmy award winner Jean Stapleton passed away on Friday in New York City at the age of 90, 'It is with great love and heavy hearts that we say farewell to our collective Mother, with a capital M,' said her son and daughter, John Putch and Pamela Putch, in a statement. Born (Birthday) Jan 19, 1923. Family members have reportedly told the website the actress passed away of natural causes. She studied at Hunter College. At some point, she met Archie at the Puritan Maid Ice Cream Parlor. 'I realized it was a refuge to have that play, rather than to sit and wallow. Her appearances in the prior season sharply declined: she appeared in only four episodes of the 1979-1980 season. One of my favorites has passed away. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2002. 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[6], Stapleton died on May 31, 2013 in her home in New York City, New York of natural causes, aged 90. 's Top 10 TV Moms from Six Decades of Television for the decade 1971–1979. [9], Norman Lear said, "No one gave more profound 'how to be a human being' lessons than Jean Stapleton. She later migrated to New York City, where she lived most of her life and died in her sleep of a stroke in September 1980, at age 55. 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Coupling: The actress played opposite Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker. Edith, who otherwise never cursed, also loudly instructs the family to "Leave me alone, dammit!" In "Lionel Steps Out," she mentions a brother, Harry. Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray; January 19, 1923 – May 31, 2013) was an American actress. Stapleton was married to William H. Putch from 1956 until his death in 1983. However, Archie truly loves his wife and wants what is best for both of them. 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Early life and family. RIP.”. 'That's what he would have wanted,' she told People magazine in 1984. [3] Stapleton was active in the Christian Science church. BREAKING: Treasury Department announces sanctions against Iran over election interference including fake... 'I think we have enough of an interview here. Jean’s impact was unsurprisingly felt most by female actresses, as many expressed their condolences via Twitter. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Last TV interview together. Other musicals and plays included Bells Are Ringing, Rhinoceros and Damn Yankees, in which her performance - and the nasal tone she used in All in the Family - attracted Lear's attention and led to his auditioning her for the role of Archie's wife. Only Jean’s acting could make Archie’s nickname for Edith, “dingbat,” seem endearing. Her natural wit and sweetness played perfectly with Carroll O’Connor’s Archie Bunker, who was churlish and angry to the point of being foolish. After a visit to the doctor, Gloria explains to Archie that he needs to be sensitive to the fact that Edith is going through menopause. And actually, I found character work much more interesting than leading ladies.". However, Stapleton is no … I know I always used to kid ya about you going first; you know I never meant none of that. She was unforgettable in that role…rest in peace…”, Actress Alyssa Milano simply tweeted, “RIP,” while Debi Mazar tweeted, “R.I.P Jean Stapleton! [4][5], Jean was not, as commonly believed, related to actress Maureen Stapleton. Jean Stapleton Dies At 90: Celebs React On Twitter. Edith is the voice of reason and rock of understanding, often contributing a unique perspective to a topic. Fearing being typecast in "submissive" roles,[3] Jean Stapleton had wished to leave her role as a regular character, although she was open to guest appearances (in interviews, Stapleton has stated the role of Edith had reached its potential).