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Those Were The Days

on June 1, 2013

Bea Arthur on Broadway

 

1923 – 2013

Jean Stapleton

Actress Jean Stapleton, who we all remember as “Edith Bunker” in the groundbreaking television series, “All In The Family” died today at the age of 90.  She won three Emmys for her role as the loveable “dingbat” who played straight man to Carroll O’Connor‘s “Archie.

 Rest in Peace, Jean, you were always part of our family!

 

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21 responses to “Those Were The Days

  1. kerbey says:

    Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days….

    • So sad to lose another such a wonderful actress. Remember when, because of their horrible singing talents, no one knew the words “Gee, our old LaSalle ran Great?” Loved this show.

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  3. I loved that character …always made me laugh!

  4. dmauldin53 says:

    RIP Jean. You will be missed.

  5. Sahm King says:

    Hey, I remember her! She was my favorite actress in “All in the Family”. May she rest well.

  6. Bastet says:

    Ah…and another great person leaves us…R.I.P. Edith.

  7. JayNine says:

    and in our family too ;( ;( ;(

  8. btg5885 says:

    Great post. I think many who saw this news felt a sadness for the loss of an icon. People rooted for her character and were pained when Archie was mean to her. They applauded when she fought back and felt her joy when he would do something nice for her even in his Archie like way. What I did not know is she started out as a Broadway singer and performer, so her singing at the beginning of “All in the Family” was also an act. Thanks, BTG

  9. That’s so sad, I remember watching her in that show with my family. May she rest in peace.

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