Stirring controversy and making us laugh with his narrow-mind and his outspoken attitude, Archie Bunker and his family changed what it meant to watch television. From 1971- 1979, we watched as this working class family tackled political issues with wit and satire.
Ever wondered what happened to America’s favorite primetime family from the 70s? So did we. Here’s everything you need to know about what happened to the Bunkers after the series ended.
We all know him as Archie Bunker, the outspoken, closed-minded, bigoted patriarch of the Bunker household. After All in the Family, O’Connor went on to play the lead in other hit television series In the Heat of the Night and Archie Bunker’s Place, a spin off of All in the Family. O’Connor passed away in 2001 due to complications of diabetes.
Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
Dim-witted and kind-hearted, Edith Bunker was brilliantly played by the lovely Jean Stapleton. Her ability to turn written words into a work of art is what merited her “a very talented stage actress” in producer Norman Lear’s eyes. Big hearted like her character, Stapleton brightly shone her light to those close to her through friendship and life lessons.