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June 3, 2013 | By David Ng
Before her caterwauling duet of "Those Were the Days" with Carroll O'Connor became a signature moment of CBS' "All in the Family," actress Jean Stapleton had already sung her way through a number of now-classic stage musicals in her career as a New York theater actress. Stapleton, who died Friday at 90 in New York, was a Broadway veteran by the time TV producer Norman Lear cast her as Queens housewife Edith Bunker in "All in the Family. " Her biggest stage hits included supporting roles in the original Broadway productions of "Damn Yankees," "Bells Are Ringing" and "Funny Girl.
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September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes, delivered - sometimes tearfully - by former costars. One of the most curious decisions made for these tributes was that no actual clips were used to demonstrate said person's exceptional mastery of the craft. Instead, we got secondhand descriptions of Jonathan Winters' best comedy bits courtesy of Robin Williams, or a pivotal scene between Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as re-created by Rob Reiner.
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June 1, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Jean Stapleton won worldwide fame as Edith Bunker, the cheerfully clueless wife of bigoted Archie Bunker on the groundbreaking series "All in The Family. " Her resume also included later portrayals as  Mother Goose, the Fairy Godmother and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, roles that she called "quality characters. " It was, of course, Edith Bunker that brought her the most recognition. but  though her character was often referred to as "a dingbat" by the grouchy Archie, Stapleton in real life was anything but. In person, she sounded nothing like her high-pitched character--her actual voice was much deeper.
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June 3, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should try 'The Killing' again. The Skinny: Pretty good episodes of "Mad Men" and "Veep" last night. I would have liked them better if I wasn't working while they were on! Monday's headlines include the box office recap, speculation about the future of Deadline Hollywood editor Nikki Finke and an appreciation of the late Jean Stapleton. Oh and if you are interested in receiving an email alert when the Morning Fix is live please send me a note . Daily Dose: Lionsgate this morning said Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer signed a five-year contract to remain with the movie and TV production company that runs through May 2018.
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June 1, 2013 | By Claudia Luther
Jean Stapleton, who played Archie Bunker's long-suffering wife Edith in the long-running 1970s television series “All in the Family,” died Friday at her New York City home. She was 90. Stapleton died of natural causes, her family announced Saturday. She had been a veteran of stage, film and television when she was cast in the CBS sitcom opposite Carroll O'Connor's loud-mouthed, bigoted Archie Bunker, who often addressed her as "dingbat. " She won three Emmys for the role.
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June 2, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Jean Stapleton, who died Friday at the age of 90, was 48 when she became famous as Edith Bunker in "All in the Family. " By the time that landmark sitcom premiered in 1971, she had been acting for 30 years on the stage, in movies and on television, mostly in small roles. She appeared in the Broadway musicals "Bells Are Ringing," "Damn Yankees" and "Funny Girl" and was in the film versions of the first two. "All in the Family" was the No. 1 TV show for five years, its cast, nominally headed by Carroll O'Connor as grumpy bigot Archie Bunker, as well known as the president.
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April 7, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
After Jean Stapleton's performance in the West Coast premiere of Lee Hoiby's "Bon Appetit!," Julia Child stood up from her aisle seat in the audience and acknowledged the applause. It isn't often that a chef/television personality becomes an overnight poet/librettist. Dressed in a modest blue skirt with a colorful print blouse, Child, 76, had come to Long Beach from her home in Santa Barbara with her husband, Paul, to see the performance for the first time.
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September 13, 2000 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jean Stapleton just may have cornered the market on beloved icons. After all, Edith Bunker, the character Stapleton created on the watershed 1970s CBS series "All in the Family," is one of the most cherished characters in television history, registering right up there with Lucy Ricardo on the lovable dingbat scale.
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April 2, 1995 | Jan Herman, Jan Herman is a Times staff writer. His biography of director William Wyler, "A Talent for Trouble" (G.P. Putnam's), will be published this fall
Jean Staple ton wanted to know, "Is it GEN-uine or genu-INE?" Her veddy British accent sounded impeccable, but she was taking no chances. Nicholas Hormann, who sounded veddy veddy himself, pulled out his pronunciation dictionary and flaunted it. The second day of rehearsals for South Coast Repertory's "Blithe Spirit" had just begun, and the entire cast was in a bantering mood over the pronunciation of all sorts of Anglicisms. "Is it ZEH-bra or ZEE-bra?"
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April 19, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Stapleton to Sing: Jean Stapleton, who sang off-key during her stint on "All in the Family," will sing on-key as Aunt Eller in the L.A. Opera's production of "Oklahoma!" opening June 22 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Stapleton, starring in CBS' "Bagdad Cafe," has performed on Broadway in other musicals such as "Damn Yankees," "Funny Girl" and "Bells Are Ringing."
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June 3, 2013 | By David Ng
Before her caterwauling duet of "Those Were the Days" with Carroll O'Connor became a signature moment of CBS' "All in the Family," actress Jean Stapleton had already sung her way through a number of now-classic stage musicals in her career as a New York theater actress. Stapleton, who died Friday at 90 in New York, was a Broadway veteran by the time TV producer Norman Lear cast her as Queens housewife Edith Bunker in "All in the Family. " Her biggest stage hits included supporting roles in the original Broadway productions of "Damn Yankees," "Bells Are Ringing" and "Funny Girl.
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June 2, 2013 | Claudia Luther
Jean Stapleton, the actress who endeared herself to viewers in the 1970s as Edith Bunker, whose sudden bursts of truth regularly cut through her husband Archie's bluster on the groundbreaking television series "All in the Family," has died. She was 90. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home, her family announced. She earned three Emmy Awards starring as the wife of Carroll O'Connor's loud-mouthed, bigoted Archie Bunker on the show, which marked the beginning of sitcoms as a forum for political -- albeit often comical -- family warfare.
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June 2, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Jean Stapleton, who died Friday at the age of 90, was 48 when she became famous as Edith Bunker in "All in the Family. " By the time that landmark sitcom premiered in 1971, she had been acting for 30 years on the stage, in movies and on television, mostly in small roles. She appeared in the Broadway musicals "Bells Are Ringing," "Damn Yankees" and "Funny Girl" and was in the film versions of the first two. "All in the Family" was the No. 1 TV show for five years, its cast, nominally headed by Carroll O'Connor as grumpy bigot Archie Bunker, as well known as the president.
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June 1, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Dan Harmon is reportedly moving back to the "Community" he created. Sources close to the NBC sitcom -- which Harmon left last year following widely publicized clashes with star Chevy Chase -- said a deal is expected to close next week that would reinstate Harmon as show runner. NBC did not immediately respond to requests for confirmation. Writers David Guarascio and Moses Port oversaw Season 4 of the cult comedy, which concluded last month. Some fans criticized the direction "Community" took in Harmon's absence, though ratings remained steady.
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June 1, 2013 | By Claudia Luther
Jean Stapleton, who played Archie Bunker's long-suffering wife Edith in the long-running 1970s television series “All in the Family,” died Friday at her New York City home. She was 90. Stapleton died of natural causes, her family announced Saturday. She had been a veteran of stage, film and television when she was cast in the CBS sitcom opposite Carroll O'Connor's loud-mouthed, bigoted Archie Bunker, who often addressed her as "dingbat. " She won three Emmys for the role.
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June 1, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Jean Stapleton won worldwide fame as Edith Bunker, the cheerfully clueless wife of bigoted Archie Bunker on the groundbreaking series "All in The Family. " Her resume also included later portrayals as  Mother Goose, the Fairy Godmother and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, roles that she called "quality characters. " It was, of course, Edith Bunker that brought her the most recognition. but  though her character was often referred to as "a dingbat" by the grouchy Archie, Stapleton in real life was anything but. In person, she sounded nothing like her high-pitched character--her actual voice was much deeper.
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April 18, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92. Bogart died of age-related causes Sunday at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., said his son, Peter. Beginning as a stage manager and associate director in the early 1950s, Bogart progressed to directing shows such as "Kraft Theatre," "The United States Steel Hour" and "Armstrong Circle Theatre.
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September 2, 1993
Jean Stapleton, known to most TV viewers as Edith Bunker on "All in the Family," will star in the title role of a series for Showtime, "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle." The family-oriented series, based on the books by Betty MacDonald and produced by Shelley Duvall, deals with an eccentric woman who comes up with unusual cures for such childhood "ailments" as being scared, being a tattletale and being unwilling to go to bed.
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April 18, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92. Bogart died of age-related causes Sunday at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., said his son, Peter. Beginning as a stage manager and associate director in the early 1950s, Bogart progressed to directing shows such as "Kraft Theatre," "The United States Steel Hour" and "Armstrong Circle Theatre.
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September 19, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the many things that Eleanor Roosevelt taught modern America, the most important might well have been that one person can make a difference. She herself certainly did. Operating through, beside and sometimes around her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, she worked tirelessly to promote social welfare and civil rights, challenging America to live up to its ideals of compassion and equality.
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