(Chicago Tribune) Jean Stapleton, who played Archie Bunker's long-suffering wife Edith in the long-running 1970s television series "All in the Family," died Friday at her New York City home. She was 90.
Stapleton died of natural causes, her family announced Saturday.
She had been a veteran of stage, film and television when she was cast in the CBS sitcom opposite Carroll O'Connor's loud-mouthed, bigoted Archie Bunker, who often addressed her as "dingbat." She won three Emmys for the role.
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"The benign, compassionate presence she developed made my egregious churl bearable," O'Connor wrote of Stapleton in his 1998 autobiography.