Jean StapletonJean Stapleton
(born January 19
) is an American
actress, best known for her portrayal of the long-suffering yet devoted wife and mother Edith Bunker
on the popular and groundbreaking 1970s
sitcom All in the Family
She has also acted on Broadway and in many other stage productions, as well as acting in made-for-TV movies and feature films such as Cold Turkey.
Stapleton was born in New York City. She is not related to Maureen Stapleton.