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'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dies at 90
'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dies at 90

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. As Edith, Stapleton became a role model for other women who had to deal with their own hot-headed...

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