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Jean Stapleton is an American actress best known for her award-winning role as Edith Bunker in the TV hit series All in the Family.
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Jean Stapleton is an American actress born on January 19, 1923 in New York, New York. She made her TV debut in Robert Montgomery Presents (1952). Stapleton appeared in the original Broadway casts of musicals Damn Yankees, Bells Are Ringing and Funny Girl. Her best known role was as Edith Bunker in the TV hit series All in the Family (1971–79) where she won Emmy Awards multiple times. After the show ended, she returned to theater and acted in small TV roles.
Stage and television actress JEan Stapleton was born in New York City, New York. A character actress, she appeared in Broadway shows during the 1950s and 1960s, including The Bells Are Ringing (1956) and The Rhinoceros (1961). Intelligent, liberal, outspoken in real life, she gained her widest fame while portraying a woman who was virtually her opposite, Edith Bunker in All in the Family (1971–9), winning several Emmy awards. She returned to Broadway afterwards and acted in the CBS series, Baghdad Cafe.
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