Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton

Highest Rated: 93% Klute (1971)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Trial (1993)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1923

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Having caterwauled her way into American livings rooms with her weekly rendition of "Those Were the Days" and her TV chair winding up residing in the Smithsonian along with her bigoted TV husband's, Jean Stapleton defied all Hollywood convention and played no small part in changing America's very culture with her integral role on the groundbreaking Norman Lear sitcom, "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79). A lifelong character actress who achieved household-name status weathering the baleful verbal assaults of her linear-thinking TV husband Archie Bunker, Stapleton played the shrill-voiced Edith with such comic yet empathetic aplomb that she became an almost ironic light in the women's rights movement. She would build upon her social-minded legacy after the show ended by way of a 20-year, off-and-on succession of jobs playing the social activist and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt on stage and screen. Far from a typical leading-lady type, she nevertheless earned unqualified primacy as a television actress, garnering three Emmy Awards during her "All in the Family" run and endearing Edith in American households as a symbol of simple common decency steadfast amid troubled times and ignorant bluster. She effectively retired from screen acting in 2001 and died in May 2013 at the age of 90.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 70% Pursuit of Happiness Lorraine (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 62% Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes Irene Silverman (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 69% Baby Byrd (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Mrs. Dunbar (Character) - 1998
70% 73% You've Got Mail Birdie Conrad (Character) $115.7M 1998
29% 28% Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Mrs. Jenkins (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lily Dale Mrs. Coons (Character) - 1996
34% 45% Michael Pansy Milbank (Character) $95.3M 1996
29% 51% The Trial Landlady (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 38% Ghost Mom Mildred (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Habitation of Dragons Lenora Tolliver (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire in the Dark Henny (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 74% Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 42% Dead Man's Folly Ariadne Oliver (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something's Afoot Miss Tweed (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grown Ups Helen (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% A Matter of Sex Irene (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 52% The Buddy System Mrs. Price (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 60% Eleanor, First Lady of the World Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel Dusted Betty Eaton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isabel's Choice Isabel Cooper (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aunt Mary Mary Dobkin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Take It With You Penny Sycamore (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Mrs. DeCamp (Character) - 1977
60% 65% Cold Turkey Mrs. Wappler (Character) - 1971
93% 80% Klute Goldfarb's Secretary (Character) - 1971
80% 67% Up the Down Staircase Sadie Finch (Character) - 1967
50% 44% Something Wild Shirley Johnson (Character) - 1961
82% 75% Bells Are Ringing Sue (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Style & Substance Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 86% Everybody Loves Raymond Aunt Alda (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Grandma (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet 86% All in the Family Edith Bunker (Character) 1971-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961

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