|Edith and Archie, together forever now|
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Stapleton stifled permanently
Actress Jean Stapleton, Archie Bunker's wife Edith on "All in the Family," died at age 90 in New York City.
Norman Lear, who produced and directed "All in the Family," posted: "Goodbye Edith, darling."
Stapleton won three Emmys for enduring Archie’s constant, “Stifle it, Edith.” Archie Bunker was played by the late Carroll O'Connor. He was America's favorite TV bigot.
The daughter of an opera singer and businessman, Stapleton grew up on Long Island and in New York City.
Calling her "our collective Mother, with a capital M," John and Pamela Putch -- Stapleton's two children with her husband William Putch, whom she married in 1957 and who died in 1983 -- said "her devotion to her craft and her family taught us all great lessons."