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Jean Stapleton Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Jean Stapleton Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth January 19, 1923
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Blue

Jean Stapleton was an American character actress who worked in stage, television, and film. She was known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker in the 1970s sitcom All in the Family which earned her three Emmys and two Golden Globes for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series” awards.

Born Name

Jeanne Murray

Nick Name


Photo of Jean Stapleton from the 1977 Tony Awards television program
Photo of Jean Stapleton from the 1977 Tony Awards television program (ABC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


Jean Stapleton was born on January 19, 1923.


Jean Stapleton died on May 31, 2013, aged 90, of natural causes at her home in New York City, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States





According to sources, Jean studied at Hunter College.


Character Actress


  • Father – Joseph E. Murray (Billboard advertising salesman)
  • Mother – Marie A. Stapleton (Opera singer)
  • Siblings – Jack Stapleton (Older Brother) (Stage actor)
  • Others – Michael Murray (Paternal Grandfather), Zedekiah Kadock Stapleton (Maternal Grandfather), Frances Wallace (Paternal Grandmother), Hannah Elizabeth Worthington (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

Jean Stapleton’s net worth was $10,000,000 according to Celebrity Net Worth.




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jean Stapleton had been romantically linked to –

  1. William Putch (1957-1983) – Jean was married to William Putch from October 26, 1957 until his death on November 23, 1983. The couple were lived on by two children – a boy named John Putch (b. July 27) (Director, Writer, Producer) and Pamela Putch (Producer, Actress).
Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor as Edith and Archie Bunker from the television program All In the Family
Jean Stapleton and Carroll O’Connor as Edith and Archie Bunker from the television program All In the Family (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


Jean had Irish ancestry on her father’s side and English, some Scottish, Welsh, and Swedish ancestry on her mother’s side.

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Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Her high-pitched nasally voice
  • Lean frame

Brand Endorsements

She had appeared in commercials for various brands including Ivory Snow.

Jean Stapleton Facts

  1. She was born and raised in Manhattan.
  2. It was Jean’s older brother who inspired her to pursue acting.
  3. Jean’s uncle was a vaudevillian performer.
  4. She started her career in acting at the age of 18 in 1941, at a summer stock theatre. On the other hand, she also made her New York debut in the Off-Broadway play American Gothic.
  5. Some of the many hit musicals that she appeared in throughout her career were Funny Girl, Juno, Damn Yankees, and Bells Are Ringing.
  6. In 1958, Jean made her debut theatrical film appearance as Sister Miller in Damn Yankees.
  7. Her television credits included Starlight Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents, Lux Video Theater, Woman with a Past, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, The Patty Duke Show, Dr. Kildare, My Three Sons, Dennis the Menace, and Naked City.
  8. Jean was best friends with fellow actress Carroll O’Connor.
  9. She was interred at the Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Featured Image By ABC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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