Are these real facts about Jean Stapleton?

The actress was on Broadway, television and in films throughout her career. Yet are these real facts?

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Jean Stapleton will always be known as a good-hearted actress who never let fame control her life. We all know her role as Edith Bunker on All in the Family, but with an impressive career, it's kind of hard to put her in a box.

Let's see if you can tell which Stapleton facts are true and which we made up. Good luck!

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  1. Her real name is Jeanne Murray.
  2. She was a Broadway star before joining All in the Family.
  3. Stapleton refused to continue to play Edith after season two of All in the Family, but Carroll O'Connor convinced her to stay.
  4. The actress turned down the role of Mrs. Teevee in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory because it clashed with the filming of All in the Family's pilot.
  5. She wanted a recurring role on My Three Sons.
  6. Stapleton is related to actress Maureen Stapleton.
  7. She was in the film Cold Turkey with Dick Van Dyke.
  8. Stapleton never voiced a video game character.
  9. The actress wanted to play Jessica Fletcher in the TV series Murder, She Wrote but the role went to Angela Lansbury instead.
  10. She won three Emmys and two Golden Globes while on All in the Family.

Are these real facts about Jean Stapleton?

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Flash4001 6 months ago
Jean Stapleton's real life son was the Boy Scout in the episode "Archie Is Branded"
72doug 7 months ago
9/10! missed the first one.
Zip 7 months ago
If Archie was here he would definitely call me a meathead for that score.

I liked Edith, but my... I don't know if respect is the right word, but maybe, my good feelings about the actress are dampened from the fact that she didn't much care for the role and even refused to do the Edith voice for Dick Cavett.
I just don't understand actors who try to disavow themselves from characters whom people loved and that made them famous. Tina Louise is another one. For a long time she hated to be associated with her character of Ginger.
I don't hate the actors for how they feel, I can even understand it in a little way because I know they don't like being typecast. But that is the casting directors fault for not seeing them as anything but one particular character, not the character's, or shows, fault. But like I said, I just feel a little less "good" about the actor when they do that.
Robertp 7 months ago
7/10 I may need Jean therapy
AllisonWunderland 7 months ago
8/10…She was so good in All in the Family
Wendy57 7 months ago
I loved her in All in the Family.
Wish I could’ve honored her with a perfect score.
CaptainDunsel 7 months ago
Who knew I knew? Certainly not me!
I missed #5.
iluvwesterns 7 months ago
i got 10 out of 10. that was pretty easy.
teire 7 months ago
9/10. The Murder She Wrote question did me in.
cperrynaples teire 7 months ago
Yep, she would have been a great Jessica!
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