JEAN STAPLETON IS 88 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray) is a character actress of stage, television, and film. Stapleton is best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker , the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor (above) and mother of Gloria Bunker Stivic, played by Sally Struthers, in the 1970’s sitcom All In the Family on CBS-TV. Stapleton was also seen as Edith Bunker in the All in the Family follow-up series
Archie Bunker’s Place. She left that show after one season.

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FIRST EPISODE ON THIS DATE IN 1971

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The CBS-TV sitcom aired until April 8, 1979. In September of 1979
the show was reorganized and renamed,
ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE
and ran until 1983.
 

ALL IN THE FAMILY MAIN

The main characters of the series (clockwise from top) are: Gloria Bunker-
Stivic(Sally Struthers), Michael Stivic(Rob Reiner), Edith Bunker(Jean Stapleton),
and Archie Bunker(Carroll O’Conner). 

NOTE: Sally Struthers was born in Portland, Oregon.

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THOSE WERE THE DAY’S!

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Another Portland celebrity that should be mentioned  is Sally
Struthers. She was born on July 28,1948 and attended Grant
High School. Sally’s best known as Gloria Bunker Stivic on the
1970’s sitcom,ALL IN THE FAMILY. The original show was aired
on CBS from January,1971 to April,1979. In September of 1979 it
was given a new look and name, ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE.This
version of the show ran till 1983. 
Note: The autographed pic of Sally is from my personnel collection.

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