Jean Stapleton
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Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
[ Mary Moore ][ Anne Murray ]
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
[ Amy Jo Johnson ][ Annabeth Gish ][ Anne Murray ][ Liz Vassey ][ Michelle Krusiec ]
Baby (2000)
[ Glenn Close ][ Farrah Fawcett ][ Anne Murray ][ Alison Pill ][ Lauren Collins ]
You've Got Mail (1998)
[ Meg Ryan ][ Parker Posey ][ Jane Adams ][ Reiko Aylesworth ][ Heather Burns ]
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)
[ Linda Hunt ][ Finola Hughes ][ Anne Murray ][ Kath Soucie ][ Debi Derryberry ]
Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
[ Katey Sagal ][ Denise Crosby ][ Elise Neal ][ Anne Murray ][ Michelle Horn ]
Michael (1996)
[ Carla Gugino ][ Joey Lauren Adams ][ Andie MacDowell ][ Teri Garr ][ Anne Murray ]
Lily Dale (1996)
[ Stockard Channing ][ Mary Stuart Masterson ][ Anne Murray ]
Ghost Mom (1993)
[ Anne Murray ]
The Trial (1993)
[ Polly Walker ][ Anne Murray ][ Juliet Stevenson ][ Catherine Neilson ]
The Parallax Garden (1993)
[ Beverly D'Angelo ][ Lauren Bacall ][ Anne Murray ]
The Habitation of Dragons (1992)
[ Anne Murray ][ Maureen O'Sullivan ]
Fire in the Dark (1991)
[ Lindsay Wagner ][ Olympia Dukakis ][ Anne Murray ]
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)
[ Katey Sagal ][ Teri Garr ][ Shelley Duvall ][ Debbie Harry ][ Anne Murray ]
Tender Places (1987)
[ Anne Murray ]
Egyptian Cruise: Part 2 (1986)
[ Anne Murray ]
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
[ Nicolette Sheridan ][ Anne Murray ][ Caroline Langrishe ]
Grown-Ups (1985)
[ Denise Rutkowski ][ Anne Murray ]
The Legend of Das Geisterschloss (1984)
[ Anne Murray ]
A Matter of Sex (1984)
[ Dinah Manoff ][ Anne Murray ]
Something's Afoot (1984)
[ Anne Murray ][ Lenore Zann ]
The Buddy System (1984)
[ Susan Sarandon ][ Nancy Allen ][ Anne Murray ]
Jack and the Beanstalk (1983)
[ Shelley Duvall ][ Anne Murray ]
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
[ Anne Murray ][ Joyce Van-Patten ][ Gail Strickland ]
Isabel's Choice (1981)
[ Anne Murray ]
Angel Dusted (1981)
[ Helen Hunt ][ Anne Murray ]
You Can't Take It with You (1979)
[ Blythe Danner ][ Anne Murray ][ Polly Holliday ][ Marla Gibbs ][ Joyce Van-Patten ]
The Return of Stephanie's Father (1979)
[ Anne Murray ][ Danielle Brisebois ]
Stephanie and the Crime Wave (1979)
[ Anne Murray ][ Danielle Brisebois ]
A Girl Like Edith (1979)
[ Anne Murray ]
Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1 (1979)
[ Sally Struthers ][ Anne Murray ][ Danielle Brisebois ]
Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 2 (1979)
[ Sally Struthers ][ Anne Murray ][ Danielle Brisebois ]
Edith Versus the Energy Crisis (1979)
[ Anne Murray ]
Edith Gets Hired (1979)
[ Anne Murray ]
Aunt Mary (1979)
[ Anne Murray ]
Archie's Other Wife (1978)
[ Anne Murray ]
Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
[ Patricia Neal ][ Anne Murray ][ Heather Menzies ]
Klute (1971)
[ Jane Fonda ][ Anne Murray ][ Veronica Hamel ]
Cold Turkey (1971)
[ Maureen McCormick ][ Anne Murray ]
Up the Down Staircase (1967)
[ Anne Murray ]
The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish (1962)
[ Anne Murray ]
Something Wild (1961)
[ Doris Roberts ][ Diane Ladd ][ Anne Murray ][ Carroll Baker ]
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
[ Anne Murray ]
Damn Yankees! (1958)
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Each and every week from 1971 to 1980, the popular TV sitcom All in the Family was heralded by the glass-shattering offkey singing of Edith Bunker, aka "Dingbat." This tended to obscure the fact that Jean Stapleton, the woman who so brilliantly portrayed Edith not only possessed a lilting, well-modulated singing voice, but also was as far removed as possible from a "dingbat" in real life. While attending Hunter College, Stapleton began her performing career as a member of the Robert Shaw Chorale. She made her professional stage debut in 1941, then went on to fruitful work-study associations with the American Apprentice Theater, the American Actors Company, the American Theater Wing, and director-acting coach Harold Clurman. Her first Broadway appearance was in the 1953 production In the Summer House; the following year, she made her TV bow as a semi-regular on the daytime drama Woman With a Past. She endeared herself to Broadwayites with her wistfully funny characterizations in the SRO musicals Damn Yankees, Bells Are Ringing, and Funny Girl, roles that she would carry over into the film versions of these hits. In 1958, she made her first appearance at the Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, PA, a summer-stock operation managed by her husband, Bill Putch. Most of Stapleton's onscreen work in the 1960s and 1970s could be found in New York-based movies (Something Wild, Up the Down Staircase, Klute) and TV series (Car 54, Where Are You, The Defenders, The Patty Duke Show). Her earliest association with producer-director Norman Lear occurred in the 1969 theatrical feature Cold Turkey, in which she played a neurotic housewife named Edith. When Lear began assembling the cast for his upcoming TV sitcom All in the Family, he immediately thought of Stapleton for the role of slow-witted, strident, essentially kindhearted Bronx housewife Edith Bunker. Before leaving the series in 1980, Stapleton earned three Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Edith — not to mention the undying affection of millions. Once free of All in the Family, she sought out roles that she hoped would demonstrate her versatility: She played the distraught mother of a drug-addicted teenager (enacted by her real-life son, John Putch) in the made-for-TV Angel Dusted (1981), and effectively portrayed Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 TV biopic Eleanor: First Lady of the World. Stapleton kept her comic skills sharpened by appearing in the made-for-cable productions of Shelley Duvall: She was terrific as a no-nonsense Fairy Godmother ("Trust me. This is important.") in Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater adaptation of Cinderella, and even better as the title characters in Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. In 1990, she briefly returned to weekly television as co-star (with Whoopi Goldberg) of the offbeat sitcom Bagdad Caf

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