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Jean Stapleton

Performer
( b. Jan 19, 1923 New York, New York, USA - d. May 31, 2013 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Also known as: Jeanne Murray [Birthname]
Relations: Wife of William Putch
Cousin of Betty Jane Watson

Biography: Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City to opera singer Marie A. Stapleton and Joseph E. Murray. She began her career in summer stock at age 18. She studied and performed with the American Actors' Company. She married William Putch, who operated the Totem Pole Playhouse in Pennsylvania. They had two children: Pamela and John.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "You've Got Mail," "Klute," "Michael," "Damn Yankees!," "The Trial," "Something Wild," and "Up the Down Staircase." Television credits include: "All in the Family," "Dr. Kildare," "My Three Sons," "Car 54, Where Are You?," "Caroline in the City," "Murphy Brown," "Eleanor: First Lady of the World," and "The Defenders."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for "All in the Family" in 1971. Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for "All in the Family" in 1972. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for "All in the Family" in 1978.

Trivia:
She helped form national policy on women's issues as one of 45 International Women's Year commissioners at the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on June 5, 2013.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Arsenic and Old Lace
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Jean Stapleton [Abby Brewster]
Jun 26, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987
Funny Girl
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Jean Stapleton [Mrs. Strakosh]
Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967
Rhinoceros
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Jean Stapleton [Mrs. Ochs]
Sep 18, 1961 - Sep 30, 1961
Rhinoceros
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Jean Stapleton [Mrs. Ochs]
Jan 09, 1961 - Aug 05, 1961
Juno
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Jean Stapleton [Mrs. Madigan]
Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959
Bells Are Ringing
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Jean Stapleton [Sue]
Nov 29, 1956 - Mar 07, 1959
Damn Yankees
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Jean Stapleton
        Sister (May 05, 1955 - Sep 04, 1956)
May 05, 1955 - Oct 12, 1957
In the Summer House
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Jean Stapleton [Inez]
Dec 29, 1953 - Feb 13, 1954
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