Nightly News   |  June 01, 2013

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

Actress Jean Stapleton, beloved for her role as Edith Bunker on the 1970s television series "All in the Family," died Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>> we all suffered along with her in that remarkable role as archie bunker 's wife in all in the family. the ground breaking comedy from the 1970s . her family announced jean stapleton died yesterday in new york. she was already a veteran of teenage is, film and television when she was cast. carol o'connor described her as a benign, compassionate presence opposite his rude and boarish character. she was 90 years old.