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Today is Sunday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2003 with 346 to follow.
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Whoopi is leaving 'Hollywood Squares'

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg is leaving "Hollywood Squares" after four years as star and producer of the hit syndicated game show, a spokesman for the Oscar-winning actress
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Horton Foote play recalls carpetbaggers

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote returns to his imaginary Harrison, Tex., in the post-Reconstruction era in his new play, "The Carpetbagger's Chil

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

DUSTY The remnants of a massive dust storm that blew out of China's remote Gobi Desert last week are expected to pass over California during the next few days.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

MILTON BERLE DIES The world may never again know an entertainer such as Milton Berle. The legendary comedian died Wednesday at the age of 93.


PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2002 with 346 to follow.
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Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton, who is a nominee for an Emmy as Best Actress in a Comedy Series, announced other nominees for the 27th annual Emmy Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on April 17, 1976. Winning the most television nominations were “M-A-S-H”, the Korean War situation comedy, with 12 nominations, and “QB VII”, a three-part drama which won 13 nominations. The awards will be presented to winners on May 19. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)

Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray; January 19, 1923) is an American character actress of stage, television and film. Stapleton is best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker, née Baines, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor) and mother of Gloria Bunker Stivic (played by Sally Struthers), on the 1970s situation comedy All in the Family. Stapleton was also seen as Edith Bunker in the All in the Family follow-up series Archie Bunker's Place, but she left that show after one season.

Born in New York City, she began her career there in American Gothic, an Off Broadway play. She has been featured on Broadway in several hit musicals, such as Damn Yankees, Funny Girl, Bells Are Ringing, and Juno. She has guest starred in many television series, including the role of Rosa Criley in the 1963 episode "The Bride Wore Pink" on NBC's medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour.

In 1982, Stapleton portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt in a television production of the First Lady's later life. Critics noticed the slight physical resemblance between the two women, which worked to the program's advantage. In 1998, and for a few years afterward, Stapleton took her "Eleanor" characterization to live theaters, now adapted as a one-woman show.

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