Jean Stapleton, who played Archie Bunker’s wife Edith in the TV series “All in the Family,” died yesterday (May 31) in New York. She was 90.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Stapleton’s family announced she had died of natural causes.
Stapleton won three Emmys for her work on “All in the Family,” reports TMZ. She was nominated for two additional Emmy awards, adds The Hollywood Reporter, for portraying Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 CBS telefilm “Eleanor, First Lady of the World,” and as Aunt Vivian on the ABC series “Grace Under Fire.” Stapleton was last seen on screen in the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail” (as Meg Ryan’s co-worker).
Stapleton is survived by her children — TV producer Pamela Putch and film and TV director John Putch, notes the L.A. Times.
by Liat Kornowski