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Jean Stapleton (Jeanne Murray)

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Biography

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray in Manhattan, New York City, to Marie A. (Stapleton), an opera singer, and Joseph Edward Murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Her paternal grandparents were Irish. She was a cousin of actress Betty Jane Watson. Other relatives in show business were her uncle, Joseph E. Deming, a vaudevillian; and her brother Jack Stapleton, a stage actor. She graduated from Wadleigh High School, NYC, in 1939, and attended Hunter College. She worked as a secretary before becoming an actress. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Herself - Host, Performer & Presenter: Best Direction of a Play & a Musical / Best Actor in a Play

The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977

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Character: Birdie Conrad

You've Got Mail 1998

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Character: Pansy Milbank

Michael 1996

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Character: Lenora Tolliver

The Habitation of Dragons 1992

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Character: Mrs. Coons

Lily Dale 1996

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Character: Byrd

Baby 2000

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Character: Herself - Actor

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013

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Character: Nana Silverberg

Murphy Brown 1988

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Character: Marilyn Konish

Naked City 1958

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Character: Lady Emily Farnsworth

Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1983

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Character: Sister Miller

Damn Yankees! 1958

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Character: Rosa Criley

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Mrs. DeCamp

Tail Gunner Joe 1977

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Character: Goldfarb's Secretary

Klute 1971

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Character: Mrs. Flora Davis

Dennis the Menace 1959

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Character: Sadie Finch

Up the Down Staircase 1967

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