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Jean Stapleton is a Actor American born on 19 january 1923 at New York City (USA)

Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton
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Birth name Jeanne Murray
Nationality USA
Birth 19 january 1923 at New York City (USA)
Death 31 may 2013 (at 90 years) at New York City (USA)

Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray; January 19, 1923 – May 31, 2013) was an American character actress of stage, television and film.

Stapleton is best known for having portrayed Edith Bunker, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor) and mother of Gloria Stivic (played by Sally Struthers), on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family. Stapleton was a three-time recipient of the Prime Time Emmy Award for leading actress in a comedy series, and won two Golden Globes in the same category during the show's run. She also made occasional appearances on the All in the Family follow-up series, Archie Bunker's Place, but, tired of the role, asked to be written out of the show during the first season.


For 30 years, Stapleton's husband William Putch (1924–83) directed a summer stock theater, Totem Pole Playhouse, at Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania. Stapleton performed regularly at the theatre with the resident company. Together they had two children: actor/writer/director John Putch and television producer Pamela Putch.

Stapleton's brother, Jack Stapleton, was a stage actor. Her cousin is actress Betty Jane Watson. Stapleton was active in the Christian Science church.

Jean was not, as commonly believed, related patrilineally to the actress Maureen Stapleton. Genealogists have determined that the two were fourth cousins through Jean's maternal grandmother and Maureen's paternal grandmother.

Best films

Michael (1996)

Usually with

Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(2 films)
Delia Ephron
Delia Ephron
(2 films)
Norman Lear
Norman Lear
(1 films)
Teri Garr
Teri Garr
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jean Stapleton (15 films)

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Baby (2000)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Farrah Fawcett, Keith Carradine, Jean Stapleton, Alison Pill, Ann Dowd, Sebastian Roché
Roles Byrd
Rating61% 3.051293.051293.051293.051293.05129
A baby is left on the doorsteps at the Malones' house. The baby is left with a note (from its mother) saying that she'll return when the time is right. The Malones take the baby in and care for its as if were their own.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Irene Bedard, Billy Zane, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Linda Hunt
Roles Mrs. Jenkins (voice)
Rating49% 2.4682052.4682052.4682052.4682052.468205
In London, John Smith is ambushed by a group of soldiers with a warrant for his arrest and presumed dead in the ensuing confrontation; Governor Ratcliffe has lied to King James (being a personal friend of the King) and framed Smith as the traitor from the first film in a plot to declare war against the Powhatan Nation while avoiding punishment for his own crimes. In order to prevent this, the King sends a young diplomat, John Rolfe, to bring Chief Powhatan to England for negotiations. In the New World, Pocahontas, Powhatan's daughter, mourns John Smith's death but is eventually able to move on. John Rolfe soon arrives, greeted by English civilians (who by now have settled in Jamestown) and a curious Pocahontas. Rolfe eventually speaks with Powhatan, but he refuses to accompany him to England, so Pocahontas goes in her father's stead, believing that she can bring about peace between the two nations. Powhatan sends a bodyguard, Uttamatomakkin (Uti) to accompany Pocahontas. Rolfe and Pocahontas have a rocky start, but gradually warm up to each other.
You've Got Mail, 1h59
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Films based on plays
Actors Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Katie Sagona, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle
Roles Birdie Conrad
Rating66% 3.3493753.3493753.3493753.3493753.349375
Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is involved with Frank Navasky (Greg Kinnear), a leftist postmodernist newspaper writer for The New York Observer who's always in search of an opportunity to root for the underdog. While Frank is devoted to his typewriter, Kathleen prefers her laptop and logging into her AOL email account. There, using the screen name 'Shopgirl', she reads an email from "NY152", the screen name of Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) whom she first met in an "over-30s" chatroom. As her voice narrates her reading of the email, she reveals the boundaries of the online relationship; no specifics, including no names, career or class information, or family connections. Joe belongs to the Fox family which runs Fox Books — a chain of "mega" bookstores similar to Borders or Barnes & Noble. Kathleen, on the other hand, runs the independent bookstore The Shop Around The Corner that her mother ran before her. The two are shown passing each other on their respective ways to work, revealing that they frequent the same neighborhoods in upper west Manhattan. Joe arrives at work, overseeing the opening of a new Fox Books in New York with the help of his best friend, branch manager Kevin (Dave Chappelle). Meanwhile, Kathleen and her three store assistants, George (Steve Zahn), Aunt Birdie (Jean Stapleton), and Christina (Heather Burns) open up her small shop that morning.
Michael (1996)
, 1h40
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Melodrama
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Films about angels, Road movies
Actors John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton
Roles Pansy Milbank
Rating57% 2.850632.850632.850632.850632.85063
Vartan Malt (Bob Hoskins) is the editor of a tabloid called the National Mirror that specializes in unlikely stories about celebrities and frankly unbelievable tales about ordinary folkspersons. When Malt gets word that a woman is supposedly harboring an angel in a small town in Iowa, he figures that this might be up the Mirror's alley, so he sends out three people to get the story – Frank Quinlan (William Hurt), a reporter whose career has hit the skids; Huey Driscoll (Robert Pastorelli), a photographer on the verge of losing his job (even though he owns the Mirror's mascot Sparky the Wonder Dog); and Dorothy Winters (Andie MacDowell), a self-styled "angel expert" (actually a dog trainer hired by Malt to eventually replace Driscoll).
Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Shelley Duvall, Harry Anderson, Jean Stapleton, Brian Bonsall, Dan Gilroy, Cyndi Lauper
Roles Mother Goose
Rating76% 3.82813.82813.82813.82813.8281
The film deals with the events surrounding Gordon Goose and Little Bo Peep, who, while still trying to find her sheep, goes to Mother Goose's house for help, only to discover her sudden absence. Bo Peep and Gordon search Rhymeland to flush out what has happened to Mother Goose, all the while watching as many Mother Goose characters begin to mysteriously disappear.
Dead Man's Folly, 1h34
Directed by Clive Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jonathan Cecil, Kenneth Cranham
Roles Ariadne Oliver
Rating63% 3.196953.196953.196953.196953.19695
Durant un jeu de détective organisé par Arianne Oliver dans un club, un véritable meurtre est commis. Présent parmi les joueurs, Hercule Poirot se met à enquêter, aidé par son fidèle ami de toujours, le capitaine Hastings.
The Buddy System, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen, Jean Stapleton, Wil Wheaton, Edward Winter
Roles Mrs. Price
Rating57% 2.852552.852552.852552.852552.85255
Emily Price is a single mother: she got pregnant in high school and was abandoned by the father before her son, Tim, was born. She and Tim live with her mother, who is both protective and disparaging, and tends to overlook her daughter in favor of her grandson. She is trying to become a court reporter, but freezes up every time she takes the test. Joe comes into their lives when he is sent out to do a residency check by the school: Emily and Tim have been lying about where they live so he can go to a better school. The price for Tim is loneliness: he can't tell anyone where he lives. Joe, who is an aspiring novelist and an inventor of gadgets, decides not to report them and strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tim that gradually escalates to include Emily as well. Previous romantic entanglements - for Emily, the withholding Jim; for Joe, the beautiful but self-absorbed Carrie - intervene while Emily gains courage and independence and Joe comes to understand where his real talents lie.
Cold Turkey, 1h39
Directed by Robert Downey Sr., Norman Lear
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Paul Benedict, Helen Page Camp, Bob Elliott, Vincent Gardenia
Roles Mrs. Wappler
Rating66% 3.3476953.3476953.3476953.3476953.347695
As part of a public relations and marketing strategy to compare the empathy of Big Tobacco to the nobility of the Nobel Peace Prize, advertising executive Merwin Wren (Bob Newhart) convinces the Valiant Tobacco Company to propose a challenge: a tax-free check for $25,000,000 (equal to $160 775 862 today) to any city or town in America that can stop smoking, or go cold turkey, for thirty days.
Klute (1971)
, 1h54
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider, Rita Gam, Nathan George
Roles Strassberg's Secretary
Rating70% 3.548093.548093.548093.548093.54809
The film begins with the disappearance of Pennsylvania executive Tom Gruneman (played by Robert Milli). The police reveal that an obscene letter was found in Gruneman's office, addressed to a prostitute in New York City named Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda), who had received several similar letters from him. After six months of fruitless police work, Peter Cable (Charles Cioffi), an executive at Gruneman's company, hires family friend and detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) to investigate Gruneman's disappearance.
Up the Down Staircase, 2h3
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Jean Stapleton, Ruth White, Sorrell Booke, Florence Stanley
Roles Sadie Finch
Rating73% 3.694943.694943.694943.694943.69494
The film's title is a reference to the staircases inside a public, overcrowded New York City high school with a number of troubled students. Sylvia Barrett, fresh out of graduate school, has just been hired to teach English to the teens in this place, who come from various races and ethnicities. Many are undisciplined; a few are hanging with gangs. She is confused at first by the required regulations, daily reporting and other paperwork. Her students also seem continually disruptive and playful. One girl has a crush on a male teacher, and tries to jump out of a window; another appears with a black eye. A boy on court probation, with a high I.Q. but a mixed academic record, tests her patience, while another boy works nights and falls asleep in class. Not everyone is agreeable with Sylvia's quiet approach to the situation, but she intends to get the teens to become good students and get them into real learning. She succeeds finally in getting them into a lively discussion about classic literature, followed by a lively mock trial, before weighing whether to continue or resign from her position.
Something Wild, 1h52
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Actors Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock, Jean Stapleton, Martin Kosleck, Clifton James
Roles Shirley Johnson
Rating66% 3.3453953.3453953.3453953.3453953.345395
Mary Ann Robinson, a teenage girl attending college in New York City, is brutally raped while walking in a park.
Bells Are Ringing, 2h7
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Jean Stapleton, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy, Jr., Frank Gorshin
Roles Sue
Rating69% 3.496433.496433.496433.496433.49643
Based on the successful 1956 Broadway production of the same name by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, the film focuses on Ella Peterson, who works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service.
Damn Yankees, 1h51
Directed by George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Théâtre, Baseball films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, James Komack
Roles Sister Miller
Rating70% 3.546243.546243.546243.546243.54624
Joe Boyd is a middle-aged fan of the unsuccessful Washington Senators baseball team. His obsession with baseball is driving a wedge between him and wife Meg—a problem shared by many other wives of Senators supporters. Meg leads them in lamenting their husbands' fixation with the sport ("Six Months Out of Every Year").