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Where was Jean Stapleton born?
In what Broadway musical did "All In The Family" producer Norman Lear first see Jean Stapleton?
Before “All in the Family,” Jean appeared in a movie directed by Norman Lear and starring Dick Van Dyke. What was it called?
Which of the following was not — at one point or another — a title of “All In The Family” or the British sitcom it's based upon?
Jean speaks the final line in the finale of “All In The Family.” What is it?
What iconic TV role did Jean Stapleton turn down soon after “All In The Family” ended?
Jean had a recurring role on what light-hearted '80s action series?
In 1986 Jean returned to Broadway after 20 years for the revival of what classic stage comedy?
Jean co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in the short-lived TV spinoff of what film?
In 2000, Jean Stapleton and Carroll O’Connor made their final appearance together on what daytime talk show?
Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City. She was the daughter of opera singer Marie Stapleton. Jean took her mother’s last name as her stage name
Lear first saw Stapleton in the late 1950s in “Damn Yankees,” though he admitted years later to not remembering it and credited casting director Marion Dougherty with introducing them.
Lear first saw Stapleton in the late 1950s in “Damn Yankees,” though he admitted years later to not remembering it and credited casting director Marion Dougherty with introducing them
Jean appeared in “Cold Turkey,” a comedy about a town that quits smoking. Lear based his screen play on an unpublished novel and produced the film through his Tandem Productions.
The “All In The Family” pilots were called “Justice For All” and “Those Were The Days.” All were based on “Till Death Us Do Part.” “704 Hauser” was a 1994 spinoff with John Amos
In the final scene, Edith says, "You know something, Archie? You're a pip, a real pip." This echoes Archie's line in the first episode.
Jean was offered the lead role in “Murder She Wrote,” but turned it down. “Every time I saw Angela Lansbury during those years, she’d thank me” Jean later said.
In 1984, Jean played Lady Emily Farnsworth during the second season of "Scarecrow & Mrs. King" starring Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson!
Jean starred in “Arsenic & Old Lace” on Broadway with Marion Ross (“Happy Days”), Jonathan Frid (“Dark Shadows”) and Larry Storch (“F-Troop”). A national tour followed.
In 1990, Jean and Whoopi took on the roles originated by Marianne Sagebrecht and CCH Pounder in “Bagdad Cafe." It survived for two seasons and 15 episodes.
Jean and Carroll appeared together for the last time on “Donny & Marie.” They held hands while they reminisced, proving that they loved each other as much as we love them!
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