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Jean Stapleton

Actress

Born - 19 January 1923, New York City, USA
Died - 31 May 2013

Homely-looking, brown-haired actress in supporting roles in films, but best remembered, by US TV viewers at least, as Edith Bunker in All in the Family, the stateside version of Britain's Till Death Do Us Part. Mainly seen in comedy roles, Stapleton, born Jeanne Murray, was performing on stage from 1949, films from 1958, beginning with Damn Yankees (in Britain: What Lola Wants), a reprise of her Broadway role. Later films included Bells Are Ringing (1960), Something Wild (1961), Up the Down Staircase (1966), Cold Turkey (1970), Klute (1971), The Buddy System (1984), Ghost Mom (1993), Michael (1996), You've Got Mail (1998) and Pursuit of Happiness (2001), her last.