Her recent stage work includes Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker and Chekov's The Cherry Orchard in San Francisco; the role of the stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the New York City Opera; a production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in California; and Night Seasons at the Signature Theatre in New York. Earlier, Stapleton appeared on Broadway in In the Summer House, Damn Yankees, Bells Are Ringing, Rhinoceros, Funny Girl and Arsenic and Old Lace. She also won an Obie Award for her work in two plays by Harold Pinter at New York's Classic Stage Company. She subsequently appeared in the film versions of Damn Yankees and Bells Are Ringing.
Stapleton makes frequent appearances on television, and earned Emmy nominations for a guest role on Grace Under Fire, for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in the telefilm Eleanor: First Lady of the World and for a critically acclaimed performance in Horton Foote's Lily Dale for Showtime. Other television appearances include Caroline in the City, Murphy Brown and Everybody Loves Raymond."
Jean Stapleton Facts
|Birth Name||Jeanne Murray|
|Birthday||January 19, 1923 (95)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Awards||1974 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for All in the Family)|
|1973 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for All in the Family)|