Actress Jean Stapleton speaks during an interview in Washington on Wednesday, March 3, 1977, saying she will increase speaking out to the "Edith Bunkers" of the land to try and muster support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy "All in the Family," has died. She was 90. John Putch said Saturday, June 1, 2013 that his mother died Friday, May 31, 2013 of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family.
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published Saturday, June 1st, 2013
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NEW YORK — Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV’s groundbreaking 1970s comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90.