Saturday, June 1, 2013

RIP Jean Stapleton

So sorry to hear that Jean Stapleton passed away today. Though she was a veteran of stage and screen, she'll always be best remembered for playing Edith, the long suffering wife of Archie Bunker on the 70's classic TV series, All In The Family.

Back when I was a 14 year old kid, I drew caricatures of all four principal characters on the show and sent them to the actors care of CBS studios, hoping they'd receive them. I'm sure at the age I was then, my drawings were not that great, but I was so happy when I got this nice reply from Jean Stapleton sometime later. I think it may have been one of my first celebrity autographs. Anyway, this sweet note convinced me that Jean must be a really nice lady, and I publish it here in loving memory of this fine actress.

3 comments:

Cedric Hohnstadt said...

Wow, that's really cool.

Mark Mayerson said...

She and Carroll O'Connor were brilliant in those roles. It's an accomplishment to play a type and still maintain the humanity underneath.

Pam@GoRetro said...

What a kind lady she was--and you must have been thrilled by her response!