Her husband often called her "Dingbat". Which actress played the role of Edith Bunker?
Jean Stapleton, born in 1923, played the role of Edith from 1971 until her character died in 1980. Jean won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Edith. Ms. Stapleton was offered the role of Jessica Fletcher in the TV series "Murder She Wrote" (1984-1996), but turned down the part, so it went to Angela Lansbury.