Actress Jean Stapleton, a household name in part due to her iconic role as Edith Bunker on “All in the Family,” died on Friday. She was 90 years old.

Ms. Stapleton died at home, surrounded by her friends and family.

Andrea Mitchell’s mom is not alone. Twitter users mourned when the news was announced yesterday.

Indeed.

Actor Dick Van Dyke offered up a video tribute:

Other celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief as well.

Fans continue to mourn the loss of the iconic actress.

https://twitter.com/ReaganCtyGalPal/status/340919020242997248

https://twitter.com/TheJeffEdwards/status/341169768339996672

Grab some tissues before watching this video clip:

Those were the days.

Rest in peace, Jean Stapleton. You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Ms. Stapleton’s loved ones in their time of grief. May you take comfort in the joy that she brought to so many … and will continue to bring.

  • Hiraghm

    Interesting that there are no comments.
    I, for one, won’t miss her. “All in the Family” was one of the biggest propaganda coups and bigoted programs ever to air; it did immeasurable damage to the U.S. and is, however slightly, responsible for the battle we’re fighting today against progressivism.

    • Jefferson Tea Party

      ^This! Thanks for saying what I was thinking. I hated that show with a passion. M.A.S.H. too, for that matter.

      • Joe W.

        You two are both a couple of “dingbats”, and I’ll bet I’m not alone when I encourage y’all to “stifle yourselves”.. Disrespectful assclowns, the both of you, Hirahm & JTP.

        • Jefferson Tea Party

          Yeah, because stating an opinion on a TV show actress is VERBOTEN! AmIRite?

          All dissenting opinions welcome. Somewhere else. Eh?

          • Joe W.

            Awwww, poor baby….Don’t take yourself so seriously, Skippy. You have the sense of humor of a mortician. BTW…where does it say “all dissenting opinions welcome”???

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Oh, you were trying humor? “Disrespectful assclowns” is high-larry-us. No srsly. funny stuff.

          • Joe W.

            Well, my friend, it was hilarious. I was referring to the “dingbat” & “Stifle yourself” remarks, Peabrain. And you two WERE being “disrespectful assclowns” How can you hurl insults at the actress when her body isn’t even cold yet?? Typical liberal pig.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            You couldn’t name an actor more liberal than Carroll O’Connor. He was a complete asshat and as a woman his “dingbat” TV wife did nothing but enforce the notion of the “idiot housewife”. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

          • grais

            Did you actually watch a show that you hated “with a passion?”
            I kinda doubt it.

            I wonder if you have anything but your imagination to show that Edith Bunker “enforced” the notion of the idiot housewife.
            Like someone above tweeted, she was “pure love and fierce devotion.”

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            She was pure stupidity. You’re free to like her, my dislike shouldn’t affect that, right? I did watch it, because my father watched it, I had no choice. Even as a kid, I knew it was horrible. Knowing the actor’s politics, as an adult, I know it was worse than horrible.

          • Joe W.

            So you pick the death of the woman to heap your pathetic hatred and mean spirited scorn upon them all? Rock on, fool.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Hatred? Why would I hate her? I hated her show and don’t believe that acting in any role should garner “mourning”. Who was she in real life? Do you know?

          • Ginger Whetstine

            There was nothing stupid about Edith, she didn’t argue because it was pointless, she loved her family, and even when they disagreed she went her own way, she just didn’t get in anyones face about it. She respected their rights to have different opinions and usually kept hers to herself. Whatever she did was based only on love.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Dear G*d. I hated this show and thought the characters shallow and stupid. Is it really worth a dissertation? Is it completely unacceptable to hate it? The actors are low rate liberals and it set a precedent to more anti – Conservative shows. If you love it, that’s GREAT. I HATED it, and her death doesn’t make it more palatable.

          • Joe W.

            I am well aware of Carroll O’Connor’s politics, Needlenose. I am also aware that Rob Reiner was and still is one of the most flaming, misguided liberal fools out there. But guess what, assclown?? I was a bit of a liberal in the 70s as well. And then I grew up. What’s YOUR excuse?

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Oh, so you were a stupid kid and that excuses stupidity across the board? This show did nothing for our country (OBVIOUSLY) and made millionaires of some of the biggest haters of our nation. Worship all you want.

          • Joe W.

            Show me ONE post where I came anywhere near close to “worshiping” the woman, “lady” I didn’t even profess a liking of her. You are simply a wretched, hating, mouth breather. And you act like a teenager. That being said, I am done with you. Have a great day, hater.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Later Nancy. Enjoy your Beiber concert. Squee!!

          • Joe W.

            Pull your panties out of your crack, straighten them up and grow up, “lady”.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Misogyny. Perfect.

          • Joe W.

            Thank you.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            You’re arguing over a barely average ’70s actress. Seriously. This is how you spend your time?

          • Joe W.

            Just answering your vapid posts, witch, and how I choose to spend my time is none of your damned business. Capiche?

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            You’re responding to me, makes it my “damned business”. Get it?

          • Joe W.

            Again…how I choose to spend my time is none of your damned business, hater.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            There are lots of dead liberals you could get on the bandwagon for. Hey! Ted Kennedy!

          • Joe W.

            Again, how do you figure that I’m on anyone’s bandwagon, hater? I merely criticized your disparaging post about a ddeceased American Actress, and you get all bunged up because they were liberals. Who gives a damn?? Certainly not I. You have a fixation, lady, & you should seek some help. Does your school have guidance counselors?

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Again, Ted Kennedy is looking for a few good worshippers.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Chris Kyle is dead and you have a hard on for Edith Bunker. Adjust your priorities.

          • Joe W.

            Jesus God, but you are unhinged, madam. What has Chris Kyle’s death have to do with Jean Stapleton’s death?? Is it not O.K. for me to comment on both?? Do I have to be 100% focused on my sympathy for, and respect for Mr. Kyle that I cannot respond to any other person’s passing?? Did you attend Chris Kyle’s memorial service in Dallas, lady?? Well I DID. So to hell with you and I really am going to have to say goodbye to you. You are really beginning to work my nerves, and I promised myself that I would not allow moronic douchenozzles to do that during my retirement years. So buzz off, hater. (Oh…and a little misogynistic yourself with the hardon bit, eh hypocrite??) GFY.

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            Leaving out how grating her voice was, she was paid to pretend to be someone else. You can lament her death all you want. I prefer to mourn real heroes and heroines. The show sucked.

          • Joe W.

            Waaaaa….waaaaaa…..how old are you, anyway, Sonny??

          • Jefferson Tea Party

            I’m a woman and none of your business.

      • John (it true me am)

        Anyone who is piling on Hiraghm and Jefferson Tea Party are simply looking at the show through rose colored glasses. The show was a disgrace. It was a mockery of middle/white America by progressive activists. The show didn’t tell jokes, it made the viewer the joke. O’Conner and Reiner looked down on their audience. It wasn’t a sitcom, it was a satire of (what we today call) conservatism, no different than, say, The Colbert Report or American Dad is now(though O’Conner and Reiner held more actual contempt for their audience).

        Note that does not translate into any ill will towards individuals such as Stapleton, simply a critique of what the work she is best known for represents.

        Sorry, but any conservative who looks back on that show with comments like “Archie was right!” or how things were better then… you were the butt of a progressive joke.

    • Randy W

      Sorry but I would have to disagree. “Immeasurable Damage”? Get real….It actually did the exact opposite of what you are saying. Whether intended or not, It exposed the many differences and struggles in marriage, parents, adult children, black neighbors, nostalgia, and life in the big city as we all try to get along. George Jefferson had plenty of zingers, enough to gain his own mega hit spin-off. Meathead was as far left as could be at the time. Beyond that…it was just a funny and popular tv show.

      • wwbdinct

        As much as they portrayed Archie as the bigot, many times they also exposed Mike’s “progressive” hypocrisy as well. He often was shown to be not as enlightened as he thought himself to be – especially when it came to his marriage to Gloria.

        • Randy W

          Spot on..

      • twolaneflash

        Thing is, Jean was acting. Meathead was just being himself, a socialist, elitist leech.

    • grais

      Ya know, when the show first aired, I was kinda young & liberalish–almost always agreed w/Meathead.
      Then I experienced living in the real world–Archie was far from ‘always wrong’.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        I was still in Elementary school, but developing conservative tendencies… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • FaithColeridge33

      Stifle yourself and go and get me a beer.

    • Kleverabevera

      You are right about it’s intentions, but it failed miserably. At least for me, I was 90% on Archie Bunker’s side. and I was probably 7-12 when I was watching it. Archie is alive and well. and living in Bob Beckel on the “Five”, although his politics have turned a tad to the left.

  • CatHerder

    RIP Jean, say hello to Irene Ryan for me. The efforts of you both were not wasted.

    • Joe W.

      Ahhhhh…Granny Clampett…….Those really WERE the days….when television was meant for “family” viewing, and not so full of coarse language and adult themes.

      • Marjorie

        Sure as hell beat all the “Reality Shows” on the current TV trash!

  • twolaneflash

    America loved her. I know God will reward her for suffering Meathead gladly.

    • Joe W.

      Actually, she LOVED Meathead. It was Archie whom she had to suffer….bless his heart…

  • grais

    “Cling peaches (in heavy syrup)…LOL!
    RIP Jean Stapleton.

  • waterytart

    My Mom loved that show til the day she died 7 years ago, watched reruns any chance she got. Glad to know they’re sharing heaven together. RIP Jean.

  • Bemani Dog

    I have to admit, I didn’t even know she was still alive. What did she do besides AITF?

    • Joe W.

      Lots. Broadway, Movies, television…read her obit or Google her. She was an icon and a marvelously talented, diverse actress.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      I ashamed to admit I’m in the same boat. I thought she died not long after Carrol O’Connor. Maybe we’re thinking of Maureen Stapleton?
      (d. 2006)

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Rest in Peace Jean, a.k.a. “Edith” Thanx for the laughs and tears, and remember…”#PREGOPOWER!” #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • notenoughtime

    Great lady and actress whose talent, class and dignity is sadly lacking in today’s Hollywood.

  • kat

    Why dislike the show..it pertained to the times. Edith, being a forward thinker, who despite her bigoted husband, still loved him. It brought to light, issues that folks did not want to talk about. The times were the times, we can’t change that.

  • not_retired

    In you buy into the destiny thing, she was born to play this role.

  • Jedd McHead

    Jake Tapper will comment on Jean’s passing in about a month.

  • Jedd McHead

    Jake Tapper will comment on Jean’s passing in about a month.