Edith Bunker Death FAQ's
Q: How did Edith die, phlebitis?
A: Edith died in her sleep from a stroke.
Q: Why did Jean Stapleton leave the show?
A: Jean believed the character of Edith reached its potential and wanted to
pursue new acting jobs.
Q: In what All in the Family Episode did she die? The last one?
A: No. Edith died in the Archie Bunkers Place series.
Q: In the episode of Edith's death, what occurs and how?
A: The episode entitled, "Archie Alone" begins after Edith's death
has already occurred.
Q: Do you have a transcript of the episode?
A: Yes. Download the pdf
Q: What did Jean Stapleton think of the Edith?
A: "The experience of watching myself turn into Edith Bunker has to be one of my greatest moments.
Q: Can I purchase the video?
A: Unfortunately no. Archie Bunkers series is not in syndication. In Y2002, a small subset of episodes were played on TVLand.
What is the best method for obtaining the video?
A: You might try trading with others who post on our forums.
Q: How can I get in touch with Jean Stapleton?
A: That a difficult one. You might try placing your questions to our forum.
Q: What did Carroll O'Connor and Danielle Brisebois think of Edith's death?
A: Danielle Brisebois mentioned that it was a "rough" episode.
Everyone was crying.
Q: Did anyone other than Jean Stapleton play the role of Edith?
Q: How did Archie handle Edith's death?
A: At first, Archie is quite distraught about losing Edith. For the most part, he will not talk about it. As the episode nears an end, Archie breaks down sobbing. In subsequent episodes, it is clear that Archie attempts to move on with his life, even dating!
Q: I heard that Carroll O'Connor won an Emmy for this episode? Is that true?
A: Yes, he did.
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