Remember Edith Bunker from 'All in the Family'? Her Son Is Also an Actor & Looks like His Dad

Jaimie-lee Prince
May 08, 2019
08:07 P.M.

Jean Stapleton, known better for her role as Edith Bunker in "All in the Family," left behind a son and daughter who both also work in the entertainment industry.


Pamela and John Putch are children to the late Stapleton and her deceased husband William Putch. Both children continued their mother's legacy is some way.

Pamela, 59, works as a producer, while John, 57 is a director. John also has his own company called Putch films and has accumulated a substantial list of highly appraised projects.

Sadly, Stapleton passed away in 2013 at the age of 90 years old. According to her obituary, she died of natural causes on May 31 in her New York City home.


Stapleton racked up a lifetime of acting, but it was the comedic sitcom "All In the Family" that propelled her into the spotlight. The show ran from 1971 until 1979.

The character Edith was somewhat of an idealist who would give well-meaning advice to her husband Archie, played by Carroll O'Connor. The show won four Emmys for Best Comedy Series.

Stapleton went on to act in telefilms like 1979's "Aunt Mary" on CBS. In 1982, she starred in "Eleanor: Woman of the World." The '90s was also a success for her as she landed a role in 1996's "Michael," which also starred John Travolta.

The singer and actor would also appear in variety shows and on Broadway. She was in the 1990's sitcom "Bagdad Cafe" and 1994's series "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle."


She met her husband William back in 1956. Unfortunately, he succumbed to a heart attack in 1983. Wiliam himself was a producer and director, so his children are directly following in his footsteps.

Not only that, but his son looks a lot like him, just as his sister looks like her mother. John has acclaimed titles like "American Housewife," "No Tomorrow," "Rush Hour," "My Name is Earl," and "Blackish" under his director belt.

One of his most recent works was 2016's "The Father and the Bear," which starred Wil Love, David DeLuise, and Dendrie Taylor. The film earned the titles of Best of Fest, Best Feature Film and Best Actor at the 2017 Tahoe Film Festival.


Another star of the "All in the Family" series was Sally Struthers, who is now over 70 years old and has experienced some weight gain in her later stages of life.

Back in the day, Struthers was known for being a sexy blonde who played the role of Gloria Stivic on the show. The actress now looks completely different, but she still has those bright eyes and flowing blonde hair.

Struthers is still active in the industry, securing roles as a voice actor in animations, and getting parts in tv series and films. She had a long run on the popular show "Gilmore Girls" from 2000 until 2007.

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