Jean Stapleton, the award-winning actress who played long-suffering Edith Bunker on the landmark 1970s television series of the "All in the Family," has died of natural causes. She was 90.
Stapleton, born Jeanne Murray, also worked on stage and in film, but was by far best known for her signature wail of "Aaaaaarchie!" on Norman Lear's iconic show about the working class family of Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O'Connor. She won three Emmys and two Golden Globes for her portrayal of Edith.
"It is with great love and heavy hearts that we say farewell to our collective Mother, with a capital M," Stapleton's son John Putch and daughter Pamela Putch, said in a joint statement. "Her devotion to her craft and her family taught us all great life lessons."