Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jean Stapleton (1923-2013)

News has come over the wires of the passing of Jean Stapleton, best remembered as Edith Bunker on All In The Family, at 90, due to natural causes.

It would be too easy to just put up a Family clip, so I sought something different. That something is this number from The Muppet Show, during season 3. Here, Jean teams with Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz) to perform "A Simple Melody".

Jean had acted in commercials and other shows long before being cast as Edith, the loyal but often naive wife of Archie Bunker. Now, she joins Carroll O'Connor in sitcom heaven. Rest in peace, Jean. You have earned it.

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