Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Archie Bunker's wife Edith on
All in the Family, died Friday in her New York City home of natural causes her family announced today.
Stapleton won three Emmys for her role as Edith on the long-running CBS sitcom, which aired from 1971 to 1979. She was a veteran of the stage, film and television, and was also nominated for Emmys for her roles as Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 CBS television film Eleanor, First Lady of the World and for a guest appearance on the ABC series Grace Under Fire.
Stapleton is survived by her children, television producer Pamela Putch and film and television director John Putch.