Jean Stapleton Dies At 90

Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90.

John Putch says Saturday that his mother died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family.

Jean was born in NYC and she started her career by yodeling and dancing on Broadway in Funny Girls, Damn Yankees and Bells are Ringing. She guest starred in a few TV shows before she got the role of lovable dingbat Edith Bunker in All in the Family. Jean won three Emmys and played Edith for 9 seasons. After All in the Family ended, she guest starred on a million more TV shows and played Birdie, the shop assistant whose nipples got hard for General Franco, in You’ve Got Mail.

Jean’s husband of 26 years, William Putch, died in 1983. She’s survived by her two kids.

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