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Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton

American character actress of stage, television and film add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1923.

Countries: United States (80%), Germany (7%), United Kingdom (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Whoopi Goldberg, Dinah Shore, Cleavon Little

Linked to: Hunter College, The Walt Disney Company, NBC




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Jean Stapleton was born in 1923 add something


She began her career in 1941 in summer stock, aged 18, and made her New York debut in "American Gothic", an Off-Broadway play add something


On an episode of "The Defenders" broadcast on 1 December 1962, Jean Stapleton guest-starred with future television husband Carroll O'Connor add something


She guest starred in many television series, including the role of Rosa Criley in the 1963 episode "The Bride Wore Pink" on NBC's medical drama about psychiatry, "The Eleventh Hour" add something


She is best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker and mother of Gloria Stivic , on the 1970s situation comedy "All in the Family add something


Dinah Shore - In the summer of 1976, Shore hosted "Dinah and her New Best Friends", an eight-week summer replacement series for "The Carol Burnett Show" that featured a cast of young hopefuls such as Diana Canova and Gary Mule Deer along with guests such as CBS stars Jean Stapleton and Linda Lavin


In 1979, she appeared in the original Canadian production of the musical "Something's Afoot", which was later broadcast on Showtime add something


Lee Hoiby - Among Hoiby's other operatic works are the one-act opera buffa "Something New for the Zoo" , the musical monologue "The Italian Lesson" which was produced off-Broadway in 1989 with Jean Stapleton, "The Tempest" , and a one-act chamber opera, "This Is the Rill Speaking" , text by Lanford Wilson


In 1982, Stapleton portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt in a television production of the First Lady's later life add something


In the 1990s, Stapleton played the role of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, in a children's series of the same name based on the books by Betty MacDonald add something


Bagdad Cafe - In 1990 the film was re-created as a television series starring James Gammon, Whoopi Goldberg, Cleavon Little, and Jean Stapleton, with Stapleton as the abandoned tourist, and Goldberg as the restaurant operator


Whoopi Goldberg - In January 1990, Goldberg starred with Jean Stapleton in the TV situation comedy Bagdad Cafe.


In 1996, she appeared in the "Everybody Loves Raymond" episode "I Wish I Were Gus" playing Ray's Aunt Alda add something


In 1996, she played opposite John Travolta, portraying the eccentric rooming house owner, Pansy Milbank in Nora Ephron's hit "Michael" add something


In 1998, Stapleton guest-starred in the Jean Smart sitcom, "Style & Substance", playing a former television chef who has since "lost her marbles add something


In 1998, and for a few years afterward, Stapleton took her "Eleanor" characterization to live theaters, now adapted as a one-woman show add something


Stapleton appeared in the 1998 feature "You've Got Mail" as a close co-worker in whom Meg Ryan's character confides add something


She reunited on-camera with O'Connor on Donny and Marie Osmond's talk show on April 24th, 2000, a little over a year before O'Connor's death add something


Stapleton rarely appeared on talk shows, but she reunited on-camera with O'Connor on Donny and Marie Osmond's show on April 24, 2000, a little over a year before O'Connor's death add something


On May 14, 2000 in the "Mother's Day" episode of the TV series "Touched by an Angel" she played an angel named Emma who came to help Celine who was taking care of her late best friend's mother add something


A 2001 made-for-TV movie, Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes, starred Mary Tyler Moore as Sante Kimes, Gabriel Olds as Kenny, and Jean Stapleton as Silverman add something


Alex Hyde-White - Through his production company TMG, named after his mentor, Washington attorney Steven Martindale, he produced the 2002 independent romantic drama, "Pursuit of Happiness" which starred Frank Whaley, Annabeth Gish, Adam Baldwin and featured comedienne Jean Stapleton in a cameo as the advertising agency's owner

Jean Stapleton died in 2013 add something


Stapleton died, surrounded by family and friends, on May 31, 2013, in New York City of natural causes add something