Stapleton in 1977
January 19, 1923
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 31, 2013
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Spouse(s)||William H. Putch
(m. 1956–83; his death)
Early life[change | change source]
Marriage[change | change source]
Stapleton was married to William H. Putch from 1956 until his death in 1983. They had two children.
Personal life[change | change source]
Death and reaction[change | change source]
Norman Lear said, "No one gave more profound 'how to be a human being' lessons than Jean Stapleton." Actress Roseanne Barr said that Stapleton's range was "unbelievable, deep and majestic." Co-star and BAFTA- and Oscar-nominated director and producer Rob Reiner said, "Working with her was one of the greatest experiences of my life." Sally Struthers said, "Jean lived so in the present. She was a Christian Scientist who didn't say or think a negative thing ... She was just a walking, living angel."
Her interment was at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
The marquee lights on Broadway were dimmed for one minute on June 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. EDT to honor the memory of Stapleton.
References[change | change source]
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- Michael Karol. Funny Ladies. p. 46.
- "Jean Stapleton – Forever Grateful, and Back on Stage". totaltheater.com. http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/511. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- Unger, Arthur (December 11, 1981). "Jean Stapleton: a life after Edith Bunker". Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/1981/1211/121100.html. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- Anderson, Nancy, "Jean Stapleton talks of religion", Daily News, Kingsport, Tennessee (Copley News Service) (September 10, 1974)
- Weber, Bruce (June 1, 2013). "Jean Stapleton, Who Played Archie Bunker’s Better Angel, Dies at 90". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/arts/television/jean-stapleton-who-played-archies-better-angel-dies-at-90.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- "Jean Stapleton, best known for playing Edith Bunker in 'All in the Family,' dies at 90". Associated Press. Fox News. June 1, 2013. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/01/all-in-family-jean-stapleton-dies-at-0/. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- "'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dies at 90". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-et-st-jean-stapleton-dies-at-90-20130601,0,5429067.story. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- Luther, Claudia (June 1, 2013). "'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dies at 90". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-et-st-jean-stapleton-dies-at-90-20130601,0,5429067.story. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- Botelho, Greg (June 1, 2013). "Actress Jean Stapleton, from 'All in the Family,' dies". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/01/showbiz/jean-stapleton-obit/index.html. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
- "Sally Struthers remembers onscreen mum". Star Pulse.com. June 1, 2013. http://www.starpulse.com/news/Dave_Simpson/2013/06/07/sally_struthers_remembers_onscreen_mum. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
- "Broadway To Dim Its Lights In Honor Of Jean Stapleton". NY1. http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/on_stage/183212/broadway-to-dim-its-lights-in-honor-of-jean-stapleton. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Emmys to honor Gandolfini, Monteith, 3 others". Taintongazette.com. http://www.tauntongazette.com/entertainment/x1837088589/Emmys-to-honor-Gandolfini-Monteith-3-others. Retrieved September 22, 2013.