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Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton most recently starred in Nora Ephron's angelic comedy, Michael. Best known for her long-running role as Edith Bunker on the acclaimed TV series All in the Family, for which she won three Emmys and three Golden Globes, Stapleton divides her time among theater, television and film.

Her recent stage work includes Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker and Chekov's The Cherry Orchard in San Francisco; the role of the stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the New York City Opera; a production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in California; and Night Seasons at the Signature Theatre in New York. Earlier, Stapleton appeared on Broadway in In the Summer House, Damn Yankees, Bells Are Ringing, Rhinoceros, Funny Girl and Arsenic and Old Lace. She also won an Obie Award for her work in two plays by Harold Pinter at New York's Classic Stage Company. She subsequently appeared in the film versions of Damn Yankees and Bells Are Ringing.

Stapleton makes frequent appearances on television, and earned Emmy nominations for a guest role on Grace Under Fire, for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in the telefilm Eleanor: First Lady of the World and for a critically acclaimed performance in Horton Foote's Lily Dale for Showtime. Other television appearances include Caroline in the City, Murphy Brown and Everybody Loves Raymond."

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Jean Stapleton Facts

Birth NameJeanne Murray
BirthdayJanuary 19, 1923 (99)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Awards1974 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for All in the Family)
1973 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for All in the Family)

Selected Filmography

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