*America’s favorite dingbat has gone on to glory.
Award winning actress Jean Stapleton, who played long-suffering dingbat wife, Edith Bunker, on the landmark 1970s television series of the “All in the Family,” passed away on Friday of natural causes. She was 90.
Stapleton, born Jeanne Murray, also worked on stage and in film, but was by far best known for her signature wail of “Aaaaaarchie!” on Norman Lear’s iconic show about the working class family of Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor. She won three Emmys and two Golden Globes for her portrayal of Edith.
The shrill-voiced, big-hearted Edith, affectionately referred to by O’Connor’s Archie Bunker as “dingbat,” became synonymous with the actress on a show than ran for nine seasons and had more than 200 episodes.
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