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Remembering an American Classic: Edith Bunker Beloved by All

Adored actress Jean Stapleton recalled for famous role on "All in the Family."
2:06 | 06/01/13

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Beloved TV actress her role iconic Jean Stapleton playing Edith bunker the ever forgiving wife. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And things we -- -- bunker and if that voice sweet hearted wife and put up with -- TV husband -- book I'll holdings for -- Three -- -- They may isn't grant's wife -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The 1970s series all the family. Was long he will the truest reflection of that time. Queens New York. Out now bigoted Archie of course played by Carol Connor. He wasn't always kind -- -- -- I've got caught a variety that's still recommend probably has. They get -- is always eventually -- -- and to my -- Carroll O'Connor once -- Jean Stapleton the benign compassionate present she developed. Made by greed -- -- bearable and. -- Only -- I'm still -- way. Jean Stapleton was born in New York City her mother -- opera singer her father and advertising. She spent time on Broadway in funny girl alongside Barbara Streisand who was about to become a Broadway star but it was about this -- for America's -- which. -- -- Behind all that bluster. -- -- -- Yeah. Those were the days Jean Stapleton is survived by her children a daughter and a son who told us late today that in their mother's own words. She was an actress not a celebrity. The philosophy they say that separated her from many other performers past and present.

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