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Gotta give a Shout Out

... to Jean Stapleton. She did not play an attractive woman in All In The Family, but she was warm and humorous. Love JS !!


I've always thought that it was a testament to how beloved the character was (and to Jean Stapleton's talent) that the character could not die on screen or even in an episode that was shown.

The show's creators rightly knew how upsetting her death would be to the audience so they had to write it as happening months ago when the new season premiered. Archie was still grieving. But they spared the audience from having to grieve her death as it happened.