RIP Jean Stapleton!

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    Jun 01, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    "Ohhhhh? OHHHHHH! oooooooooooooohhhhh..."

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    Her legacy will NEVER stifle...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/01/showbiz/jean-stapleton-obit/index.html

    CNNActress Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Archie Bunker's wife in the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died, her son said Saturday.

    She was 90 years old.

    Her son John Putch told CNN about her passing and, along with his sister Pamela Putch, wrote an obituary saying that she "passed away peacefully of natural causes" on Friday at her New York City home "surrounded by friends and her immediate family."

    Stapleton was an accomplished stage actress who had many television roles during her career, including appearances on shows such as "Philco TV Playhouse" and "Dr. Kildare."

    Yet her breakout role was as Edith Bunker, the kind-hearted foil to husband Archie, played by the late Carroll O'Connor.

    "I just loved doing it from the very beginning," Stapleton told CNN in 2001, shortly after O'Connor's death.

    She won three Emmy awards -- in 1971, 1972 and 1978, in addition to five other nominations in which he she fell short -- for her performance in that Norman Lear-helmed show.

    Stapleton kept busy after the show went off in the air in 1979 and kept on racking up more accomplishments. Those include Emmy nominations in 1982 for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in the CBS miniseries "Eleanor, First Lady of the World" and in 1995 as Aunt Vivian in a guest spot on the ABC comedy "Grace Under Fire."

    In 2002 she was chosen for the Television Academy Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Tim Conway and Bob Mackie in that organization's 15th induction class.
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    Jun 01, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    Oh, my darling Jean!
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    Jun 01, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    She's with Carroll now.
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    Jun 01, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    I never would have though her in her 90s already. What a talented lady. I'm not an actor--I freeze just in front of a camera phone--but I seriously study her acting when watching reruns of All in the Family. I always thought her brilliant.
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    Jun 01, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    Also posted in the Arts & Entertainment section (duh):

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3229879

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    Jun 01, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAlso posted in the Arts & Entertainment section (duh):

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3229879



    ...as this one should have been! My apologies, vic! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 01, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAlso posted in the Arts & Entertainment section (duh):

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3229879



    Where's that, like the 2nd balcony up? No, sorry. Jean has a comped front row seat awaiting her at will call.