Sunday, June 02, 2013

R.I.P. Jean Stapleton

Actress Jean Stapleton, known best for her role as Archie Bunker's sweet, if not that bright, wife Edith on All in the Family, died Friday at the age of 90.

Here's her obit in The New York Times. And here's an enjoyable essay by Jack Marshall, declaring her an "ethics hero emeritus" in his Ethics Alarm blog.

And below is my own tribute, recorded in the early 1980s for the album Pandemonium Jukebox. That's my sister, Mary singing the "Edith" part with Bob Graybill on piano (or "showtune 88s" as we billed it at the time) and Tom Dillon on guitar intro.



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