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    Jean Stapleton - Edith Bunker in "All In The Family" - Dead at 90

    She was so much more, although Edith made her iconic:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/ar...anted=all&_r=0

    She was a singer, and a good one.

    Introducing Robert Shaw at the Kennedy Center Honors 1991:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9hJmTRRWyw

    and singing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUoJvhQrbjk
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    Wonderful actress, first saw her in Up the Down Staircase, grew to love her on All In The Family. RIP

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    Ten Emmy nominations with three wins for All In The Family (with one of those ten nominations for her work in the dramatic TV-movie, "Eleanor, First Lady of the World" (1982). Film work includes parts in Damn Yankees!, Bells are Ringing, Up The Down Staircase, Michael and You've Got Mail.

    Two episodes of All In The Family I will never forget are Edith's Night Out (here is part one). It's where Gloria buys her a pant suit and she looks wonderful...but Archie thinks otherwise. And in Edith's 50th Birthday where she fights off a rape attempt. I believe it was a two-part story, could only find the second half on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUqRqRXW37g
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    Her interview from the Archive of American Television:

    http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervi...jean-stapleton

    PeterG, I found a bit of Part 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4JqTkaEEzc

    It couldn't have been easy for David Dukes, who portrayed the attacker.
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    Always loved her squawking in the opening credits of All in the Family. She made Edith really human. Rest in peace.
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    "Boy the way Glenn Miller played
    Songs that made the hit parade.
    Guys like us we had it made,
    Those were the days.
    And you knew who you were then,
    Girls were girls and men were men,
    Mister we could use a man
    Like Herbert Hoover again.
    Didn't need no welfare state,
    Everybody pulled his weight.
    Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
    Those were the days."



    I loved All in the Family! They dealt with so many serious issues...racism, war, rape, menopause. Jean Stapleton as Edith was the heart of the family...the heart of the show. I'm glad she was able to have such a long life...she'll be missed.
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    She was wonderful! So sorry to read of her passing. RIP. Jean/Edith.

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    I am too young to remember the impact of All in the Family when it was first aired, but that episode with the rape attempt was really ground breaking, and continued to be in re-reruns.

    I loved the episode where she went to her reunion without Archie. RIP
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    Don Lemon did a lovely piece on her for CNN. She only retired in her 80s.

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    After years of watching All In The Family (original run, not in re-runs) Jean Stapleton was almost like a member of the family. I thought she was adorable. I'm embarassed to admit it but I thought she really died when they killed her off in the show.

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    Tributes pouring in:
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/01/showbi...ion/index.html
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ers-all-561474

    This is especially touching:

    "I was at my computer when her glorious children, John and Pam, phoned me, and I told them I was working on my memoir, and reflecting on the time I was father to my personal family on Mooncrest Drive while also fathering Archie and Edith and three other families on CBS. And I added -- so, at 90, here still is Jean Stapleton, 'always where she is,' helping me to see my own frailties and humanity yet again. No one gave more profound 'How to be a human being' lessons than Jean Stapleton. Goodbye Edith, darling."

    -- Norman Lear, the producer and director of "All in the Family"

    More detailed article:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...on-dies-561468
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    RIP Jean Stapleton, damn fine actress.
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    R.I.P.
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    The life and times of Jean Stapleton, better know as Edith Bunker: http://slate.me/19xsFkH

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    I remember watching some look back that CBS had done for one of their major Anniversaries and Norman Lear was talking about the filming of the episode where Edith's attempted rape happens. He said out of all the shows he taped in front of a live audience, nothing ever produced the reaction and sheer roar from an audience as when Edith threw the cake in that guy's face and then ran out.

    Jean Stapleton was a true actress who was more than Edith Bunker. I picked up the first group of Carol Burnett Show DVD's in Toronto and the final show on them is one w/Jean Stapleton and Phil Silvers. She sings a song on there and...What a voice she had. Just gorgeous!!

    Think I'll pop it in tonight to remember a truly great entertainer. Rest in Peace Jean. You'll be missed.

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    Appreciation, and more about her background:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/ar...ewanted=1&_r=0

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