Jean Stapleton - Famous Comedian

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Jean Stapleton was an American actress who had a net worth of $10 million at the time of her death in 2013. Famous for her role as Edith Bunker on the CBS sitcom ‘All in the Family’ (1971–1979), Jean had an illustrious career with more than 70 acting credits to her name.

Key facts:

  • Jean Stapleton was an American actress best known for her Emmy-winning performance as Edith Bunker on the CBS sitcom 'All in the Family' (1971–1979).
  • In addition to her iconic role on 'All in the Family,' Stapleton had more than 70 acting credits to her name, including films such as 'Klute' (1971), 'Michael' (1996), and 'You've Got Mail' (1998), and TV series such as 'Archie Bunker's Place' (1979), 'Bagdad Cafe' (199–1991), and 'Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle' (1994).
  • Stapleton had a successful career on Broadway, appearing in productions such as 'Damn Yankees' (1955–1956), 'Juno' (1959), 'Rhinoceros' (1961), and 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (1986–1987).
  • Stapleton was particularly honored for her contributions to the entertainment industry, being inducted into both the Television Hall of Fame and the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
  • Stapleton passed away of natural causes in May 2013 at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most successful actresses of her time.

Basic Information About Jean Stapleton

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Comedian
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1923-01-19
Place of birthManhattan
Date of death2013-05-31 (aged 90)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHer high-pitched nasally voice (as Edith Bunker on All in the Family (1971)).
SpouseWilliam Putch - (26 OctoberΒ 1957 - 23 NovemberΒ 1983)Β (his death)Β (2 children)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Jean Stapleton awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
ACE - Actress in a Dramatic or Theatrical ProgramNomineeFaerie Tale Theatre1984
Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNomineeAll in the Family1980
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNomineeGrace Under Fire1995
Golden Globe - Best TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalWinnerThe Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974

Jean Stapleton roles

Movie / Series Role
You've Got MailBirdie Conrad
KluteGoldfarb's Secretary
MichaelPansy Milbank
Everybody Loves RaymondAunt Alda 1 episode, 1996
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
My Three SonsMolly Dunbar 1 episode, 1964
The Love BoatHelen Branigan 2 episodes, 1986
The Ray Bradbury TheaterGrandma 1 episode, 1992
Faerie Tale TheatreFairy Godmother / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1985
Dr. KildareNurse Whitney 1 episode, 1961
Archie Bunker's PlaceEdith Bunker 5 episodes, 1979
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf - Guest / ... 1 episode, 1975
The Muppet ShowSelf - Special Guest Star 1 episode, 1978
All in the FamilyEdith Bunker / ... 208 episodes, 1968-1979
The NursesMrs. Montgomery 1 episode, 1962
Murphy BrownNana Silverberg 1 episode, 1996
Route 66Mrs. Snyder 1 episode, 1963
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Beakman's WorldBeakman's Mom 1 episode, 1996
Laugh-InGuest Performer 2 episodes, 1972
Grace Under FireAunt Vivian 1 episode, 1994

Jean Stapleton's Quotes

  • [on being identified with Edith] The first time I was on [the TV quiz show] "Hollywood Squares", I didn't get one question until the end. I assumed it was because they thought I was a dingbat.
  • [on her most famous character, Edith] She is not the typical American housewife. At least, I *hope* she's not the typical American housewife. What Edith represents is the housewife who is still in bondage to the male figure, very submissive and restricted to the home. She is very naive, and she kind of thinks through a mist, and she lacks the education to expand her world. I would hope that most housewives are not like that. [But] I view her as a true and honest reflection of a woman who is part of a family like the Bunkers. She has her good points--she is very human, very honest, very compassionate, very intuitive, and in most situations she says the truth and pricks Archie's inflated ego.
  • There's nothing like humor to burst what seems to be an enormous problem.

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Interesting Facts about Jean Stapleton

  1. Mother of actor John Putch and actress Pamela Putch.
  2. She won the role of Edith Bunker on All in the Family (1971) when creator Norman Lear directed her in his 1971 film Cold Turkey (1971).
  3. Is a favorite of playwright Horton Foote, for whom she has acted in numerous plays, most recently "The Carpetbagger's Children" at Lincoln Center (Closed June 2002).
  4. Ran Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theater, in Caledonia State Park, outside Chambersburg, PA. Her husband was from the area. She and her children still visit frequently.
  5. Was offered a role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), but turned it down to work on the pilot of All in the Family (1971).
  6. Was offered the role of Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote (1984), but declined. (Ultimately, the role went to Angela Lansbury.)
  7. In the TV episode The Defenders: The Hidden Jungle (1962), which aired 1 December 1962, an unknown actress at this time, she played a woman who witnessed a murder. In the episode, while on the witness stand, she is asked to point out the murderer. The actor playing the murderer was another unknown named Carroll O'Connor, who later starred with her in All in the Family (1971).
  8. Best remembered by the public for her role as "Edith Bunker" on the TV series All in the Family (1971).
  9. Received an honorary degree from Wilson College and has a scholarship named after her.
  10. Portrayed "Sister Miller" in the stage version of 'Damn Yankees!' and reprised her role in the movie What Lola Wants (1958).
  11. Cousin of Betty Jane Watson.
  12. In 1977 she was one the commissioners who helped put together the National Women's Conference in Houston, a gathering of 2000 delegates from every U.S. state--part of International Women's Year--to assist in the formulation of national policy on women's issues.
  13. Her first Broadway appearance following her departure from long-term TV series hits ("All in the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place") was the comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace," alongside another actress (Polly Holliday) who was also trying to get some distance from her own long series of TV hits ("Alice" and "Flo"). Interestingly, Holliday was later replaced by Marion Ross in the "Arsenic" role. Ross also was aiming for her first Broadway appearance following a long TV run in "Happy Days.".
  14. Best friend of Carroll O'Connor.

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  • Author: CBS Television
  • Date taken: 18 November 1975-During the time the show was still airing new episodes, CBS had the right to air older episodes of the program and did so in daytime until the program stopped production in 1979.

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