Hollywood Remembers 'All in the Family' Star Jean Stapleton
Dick Van Dyke, Bette Midler and Mia Farrow honor the actress who brought Edith Bunker to life.
Hollywood is paying tribute to Jean Stapleton, who endeared herself to TV viewers as the lovable Edith Bunker on CBS’ All in the Family. The actress died in New York Saturday at 90.
All in the Family writer-producer Norman Lear said “No one gave more profound 'How to be a Human Being' lessons than Jean Stapleton,” while her costar Rob Reiner called her a “brilliant comedienne with exquisite timing.” (Read their full statements here.)
Comedy legend Dick Van Dyke called Stapleton “such a sweet lady” and tweeted a video of him singing the All in the Family theme. Bette Midler tweeted the actress was “unforgettable in that role.” Seth MacFarlane called Stapleton "one of the greatest actresses of all time."
Find other remembrances of the actress below.
RIP Jean Stapleton-- one of the greatest actresses of all time.Thank you for everything, Edith. twitter.com/SethMacFarlane…— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 1, 2013
Jean Stapleton, beloved as Edith in ALL IN THE FAMILY dies at 90.She was unforgettable in that role...rest in peace...— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 1, 2013
R.I.P. Jean Stapleton, such a sweet lady!!youtu.be/TLyux5ewZKY— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) June 1, 2013
Saddened to hear about Jean Stapleton. She was a gifted actress and comedienne.MBB— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 2, 2013
Jean Stapleton rest in peace. She was fabulous!— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 1, 2013
'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dies at 90. One of my favorites has passed away. Jean was Brilliant. RIP latimes.com/entertainment/…— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) June 1, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton, a great actor whose range was unbelievable, deep and majestic.— Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) June 1, 2013
Farewell to Jean Stapleton. A darling woman and a wonderful actress.— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) June 1, 2013
RIP to the lovely Jean Stapleton, forever Edith Bunker.— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) June 1, 2013
Jean Stapleton who played Edith Bunker was no dingbat. WhenI finally saw All in the Family with captions I realized she was brilliant! RIP— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) June 1, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton who brought us the amazing character of Edith on All in the Family.— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) June 1, 2013
Actress Jean Stapleton passed away of natural causes on May 31st 2013 at her home inNYC. Edith Bunker: an original fb.me/1y6AGLlik— Al Roker (@alroker) June 1, 2013
Jean Stapleton=Comedy Genius— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) June 1, 2013
Ms. Stapleton was a spectacular actress but her role with Mr. Lear behind the scenes was as funny and authentic as any in TV history. RIP.— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) June 1, 2013
JEAN STAPLETON--- an extraordinary actress and part of 1 of the best TV shows in history. Thank you and rest in peace.Xo— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 1, 2013