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List of Jean Stapleton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Up the Down Staircase (1967)
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2
Up the Down Staircase
11
2
Role:
Sadie Finch
Starring:
Esther Rolle, Sorrell Booke, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White, Sandy Dennis
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
2. Klute (1971)
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2
Klute
R
11
2

Tom Gruneman, an executive working for a chemical company in Pennsylvania, goes missing. Although the police try to find him, they eventually fail and eventually detective John Klute is hired to investigate the disappearance. Klute has only one lead: a prostitute. However, he is unaware of the fact that her life is in danger as well.

Starring:
Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider, Charles Cioffi, Dorothy Tristan
Directed By:
Alan J. Pakula
3. Damn Yankees (1958)
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2
Damn Yankees
11
2
Starring:
Ray Walston, Bob Fosse, Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Russ Brown
Directed By:
George Abbott, Stanley Donen
5. Something Wild (1961)
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2
Something Wild
10
2

Mary Ann, a college student, is brutally raped by an unknown attacker. She returns home and attempts to resume her usual life but she is traumatized. When she fails to find peace, she tries to end her life. Mike, a garage mechanic, saves her and gives her shelter in his own basement house. But is he really trustworthy?

Role:
Shirley Johnson
Starring:
Carroll Baker, Diane Ladd, Doris Roberts, Mildred Dunnock, Martin Kosleck, Ralph Meeker
Directed By:
Jack Garfein
7. You've Got Mail (1998)
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2
You've Got Mail
PG
10
2

Kathleen Kelly, who runs a popular local bookstore, is annoyed by arrogant Joe Fox, who opens a branch of the large Fox Books chain across the street, threatening her business. The two, despite having partners, also anonymously chat online and fall in love with each other, but after learning her true identity, Fox must assuage her hatred for him.

Role:
Birdie Conrad
Directed By:
Nora Ephron
8. The Buddy System (1984)
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2
The Buddy System
PG
9
2

Single mother Emily Price is raising her son, Tim, but hides where they live so that Tim can attend a better school. When Officer Joe, who is also an aspiring novelist and inventor comes for a residency check, he develops a bond with Emily and Tim. Joe now has to choose between Emily and his self-absorbed girlfriend Carrie. 

Role:
Mrs. Price
Starring:
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
10. Michael (1996)
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2
Michael
PG
8
2

Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll are two tabloid reporters who have to investigate a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman. They eventually find that the claim is true. But, that is not the only surprise they are going to face. 

Directed By:
Nora Ephron
11. Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
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2
Pursuit of Happiness
8
2
Starring:
Adam Baldwin, Cress Williams, Annabeth Gish, Liz Vassey, Frank Whaley
Directed By:
John Putch

TV Movie(s)

1. Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973)
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3
Acts of Love and Other Comedies
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3
Role:
Gina's Mother
Starring:
Dick Van Patten, Gene Wilder, Joseph Bologna, Art Garfunkel, Marlo Thomas
Directed By:
Dwight Hemion
2. Something's Afoot (1982)
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3
Something's Afoot
13
3
Role:
Miss Tweed
Starring:
Charlotte Moore, Pam Hyatt, Andy Gibb, Don McManus
3. Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
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2
Eleanor, First Lady of the World
12
2
Role:
Eleanor Roosevelt
Starring:
Coral Browne, Kabir Bedi, Michael Ensign, Dorothy Dells
Directed By:
John Erman
4. Aunt Mary (1979)
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2
Aunt Mary
11
2
Role:
Mary Dobkin
Starring:
Robert Emhardt, Martin Balsam, Dolph Sweet, Harold Gould
Directed By:
Peter Werner
5. Justice for All (1968)
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2
Justice for All
11
2
Role:
Edith Justice
Starring:
Carroll O'Connor, D'Urville Martin, Tim MacIntire, Kelly Jean Peters
Directed By:
Norman Lear, Gordon Rigsby
6. You Can't Take It with You (1979)
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2
You Can't Take It with You
12
2
Role:
Penny Sycamore
Starring:
Art Carney, Blythe Danner, Kenneth Mars, Alan Oppenheimer
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
7. Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
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2
Tail Gunner Joe
10
2
Starring:
John Carradine, Patricia Neal, John Forsythe, Burgess Meredith, John Forsythe
Directed By:
Jud Taylor
8. Angel Dusted (1981)
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2
Angel Dusted
10
2
Role:
Betty Eaton
Starring:
Helen Hunt, Arthur Hill, Percy Rodrigues, John Putch
Directed By:
Dick Lowry
9. A Matter of Sex (1984)
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2
A Matter of Sex
10
2
Role:
Irene
Starring:
Dinah Manoff, Peter Dvorsky, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Directed By:
Lee Grant
10. Isabel's Choice (1981)
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2
Isabel's Choice
10
2
Role:
Isabel Cooper
Starring:
Mildred Dunnock, Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Peter Coyote
Directed By:
Guy Green
11. Dead Man's Folly (1986)
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2
Dead Man's Folly
9
2
Role:
Ariadne Oliver
Starring:
Constance Cummings, Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Cecil, Tim Pigott-Smith
Directed By:
Clive Donner
12. All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special (1991)
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3
All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special
13
3
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Rob Reiner, Norman Lear, Carroll O'Connor, Sally Struthers
Directed By:
David Jackson
13. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)
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2
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
11
2
Starring:
Debbie Harry, Katey Sagal, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Vereen, Harry Anderson, Garry Shandling, Woody Harrelson
Directed By:
Jeff Stein
14. Fire in the Dark (1991)
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2
Fire in the Dark
PG
10
2
Role:
Henny
Starring:
Olympia Dukakis, Lindsay Wagner, George Hearn, Ray Wise
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
15. The Habitation of Dragons (1992)
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2
The Habitation of Dragons
10
2
Role:
Lenora Tolliver
Starring:
Frederic Forrest, Brad Davis, Hallie Foote, Elias Koteas
Directed By:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
16. Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
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2
Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes
TV-PG
9
2
Role:
Irene Silverman
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Forster, Gabriel Olds, Ken Radley
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
17. Baby (2000)
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2
Baby
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2
Role:
Byrd
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Alison Pill, Paula Malcomson, Glenn Close, Vincent Berry, Keith Carradine
Directed By:
Robert Allan Ackerman
18. Ghost Mom (1993)
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2
Ghost Mom
8
2
Role:
Mildred
Starring:
Geraint Wyn Davies, Jayne Eastwood, Denis Akiyama, Shae D'lyn
Directed By:
Dave Thomas
19. Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
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2
Chance of a Lifetime
8
2
Starring:
John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Stan Ivar, Kim Delgado, David Naughton
Directed By:
Deborah Reinisch
20. Lily Dale (1996)
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1
Lily Dale
PG
7
1
Starring:
Sam Shepard, John Slattery, Stockard Channing, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tim Guinee
Directed By:
Peter Masterson

Animation(s)

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992)
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
Starring:
John Candy, Rhea Perlman, Martin Short, Dudley Moore, Christian Slater, James Earl Jones, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Art Leonardi
Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998)
Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World
G
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Jim Cummings, Finola Hughes
Directed By:
Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Jack Lord, Anne Bancroft, Rex Harrison, Keenan Wynn, Peter Falk, Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Woman with a Past (1954)
Woman with a Past
Starring:
Geraldine Brooks, Mary Sinclair, Constance Ford, Felice Camargo
Starlight Theatre (1950)
Starlight Theatre
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Cooper, George Reeves, Doris Roberts, John Forsythe, Barry Nelson, Durward Kirby
Directed By:
Yul Brynner, Curt Conway
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Faerie Tale Theatre
Starring:
Liza Minnelli, Melissa Gilbert, Jeff Bridges, Valerie Bertinelli, Jeff Goldblum, Joan Collins, Christopher Lee
Directed By:
Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Medak, Gilbert Cates, Graeme Clifford
The General Motors Playwrights Theater (1991)
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Elisabeth Shue, Patrick Dempsey, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jane Seymour, Anne Meara, Gavin MacLeod
Directed By:
Burt Brinckerhoff, David Shaughnessy
Naked City (1958)
Naked City
Starring:
Jon Voight, Cicely Tyson, William Shatner, Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Gene Hackman
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
All in the Family (1971)
All in the Family
TV-PG
Role:
Edith Bunker / ... (208 episodes, 1968-1979)
Starring:
Bea Arthur, Christopher Guest, Charles Durning, James Cromwell, Bernadette Peters, F. Murray Abraham, Sherman Hemsley
Directed By:
John Rich, Bob LaHendro, Hal Cooper, Paul Bogart, Norman Campbell
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)
Robert Montgomery Presents
Starring:
Grace Kelly, David Niven, Vincent Price, James Dean, Charlton Heston, Roger Moore, Don Knotts
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Norman Felton, James P. Yarbrough, Vincent J. Donehue
The Defenders (1961)
The Defenders
Starring:
Peter Fonda, Bert Convy, Charles Grodin, Milton Berle, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman, Alexis Smith
Directed By:
Alex March, Philip Leacock, Paul Stanley, Charles S. Dubin, Leonard Horn
Captain Kangaroo (1955)
Captain Kangaroo
TV-G
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Rosey Grier, Dolly Parton, Nipsey Russell, Adam Arkin, Robert Keeshan
Directed By:
Jim Hirschfeld, Peter Birch
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
The Philco Television Playhouse
Starring:
Sal Mineo, Sidney Poitier, Anthony Quinn, Lee Grant, Geraldine Page, Jessica Tandy, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962)
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine
TV-G
Starring:
Paul Lynde, Dina Merrill, Jackie Gleason, Arthur Godfrey, Jack Klugman, Alice Ghostley, Art Carney
Beakman's World (1992)
Beakman's World
TV-PG
Starring:
Alanna Ubach, Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
The Eleventh Hour
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Kurt Russell, Leonard Nimoy, Lloyd Bridges, Ron Howard, Cliff Robertson, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Jack Arnold, Richard Donner, Paul Nickell, Don Medford
Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Denzel Washington, Christopher Plummer, Richard Burton, Malcolm McDowell, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Kathy Bates
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Route 66 (1960)
Route 66
Starring:
James Coburn, James Whitmore, Bruce Dern, Burt Reynolds, Tina Louise, Veronica Cartwright, Joan Crawford
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich, Arthur Hiller, James Sheldon, Alvin Ganzer, Philip Leacock
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
Lux Video Theatre
Starring:
Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Bronson, Buster Keaton, Rock Hudson, Jayne Mansfield, Bing Crosby, William Holden
Directed By:
Richard Goode, Fielder Cook, Buzz Kulik, Earl Eby, Norman Morgan
The Nurses (1962)
The Nurses
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Alan Alda, Barbara Feldon, Tom Bosley, Martin Sheen, Elaine Stritch, Inger Stevens
Directed By:
Alex March, Charles S. Dubin, Marvin J. Chomsky, Leonard Horn, Ralph Senensky
Car 54, Where Are You? (1961)
Car 54, Where Are You?
Starring:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Hal Linden, Nipsey Russell, Alice Ghostley, Tom Bosley, Sorrell Booke, Ossie Davis
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996)
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Jane Leeves, Helen Mirren, Leslie Caron
Directed By:
Carl Byker, Isaac Mizrahi
The Patty Duke Show (1963)
The Patty Duke Show
TV-G
Starring:
James Brolin, William Christopher, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sal Mineo, Sorrell Booke, Paul Lynde, Patty Duke
Directed By:
Stanley Prager, Gary Nelson, Bruce Bilson, William Asher, Claudio Guzmán
Style & Substance (1998)
Style & Substance
Starring:
Jean Smart, Alan Autry, Nancy McKeon, Peter Krause, Heath Hyche, Joseph Maher, Linda Kash
Directed By:
Jay Sandrich, Peter Tolan
Dennis the Menace (1959)
Dennis the Menace
TV-G
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Mel Blanc, Elinor Donahue, Ron Howard, Kurt Russell, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Jeffrey Hayden, William D. Russell, Charles Barton
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
The Ray Bradbury Theater
Starring:
Louise Fletcher, Drew Barrymore, Eddie Albert, Eugene Levy, David Carradine, Donald Pleasence, Peter O'Toole
Directed By:
Randy Bradshaw, Roger Tompkins, John Laing, Costa Botes, Brad Turner
Dr. Kildare (1961)
Dr. Kildare
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Barbara Eden, Lee Marvin, Fred Astaire, James Mason, Angie Dickinson, Celeste Holm
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Corey Allen, John Newland, Jack Arnold, Paul Stanley
My Three Sons (1960)
My Three Sons
TV-G
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Ryan O'Neal, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Anne Baxter, George Takei, Ed Begley Jr.
Directed By:
Gene Reynolds, Earl Bellamy, James Sheldon, James V. Kern, Richard Whorf
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring:
Kevin Nealon, John Rhys-Davies, George Chakiris, Jane Kaczmarek, James Cromwell, Beverly Garland
Trying Times (1987)
Trying Times
Starring:
Carrie Fisher, Jeff Daniels, Corey Feldman, Keanu Reeves, Steven Alexander Wright, Swoosie Kurtz, Teri Garr
Directed By:
Alan Arkin, Sheldon Larry, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV-PG
Starring:
Cris Judd, Shailene Woodley, Dave Attell, Cheryl Hines, Ray Romano, Bob Odenkirk, Kevin James
Directed By:
Gary Halvorson, Will Mackenzie, Jerry Zaks, Kenneth Shapiro, Steve Zuckerman
Bagdad Cafe (1990)
Bagdad Cafe
Role:
Jasmine Zweibel (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, James Gammon, Monica Calhoun, Cleavon Little
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1994)
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
TV-Y
Role:
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (3 episodes, 1994)
Starring:
Joan Cusack, Phyllis Diller, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr.
Murphy Brown (1988)
Murphy Brown
Starring:
Lisa Robin Kelly, Sally Field, Brittany Murphy, Fred Willard, Rita Moreno, George Clooney, Garry Marshall
Directed By:
Peter Bonerz, Barnet Kellman, Lee Shallat Chemel, Joe Regalbuto, Alan Rafkin
Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Archie Bunker's Place
Starring:
Don Rickles, Jerry Stiller, Celeste Holm, Rob Reiner, Anne Meara, Carroll O'Connor, Danielle Brisebois
Directed By:
Linda Day, Peter Bonerz, Alan Myerson, Oz Scott, Nick Havinga
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Heather Locklear, Audra Lindley, Raymond Burr, Kim Richards, Bob Denver, Sid Caesar, Barry Van Dyke
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Grace Under Fire (1993)
Grace Under Fire
TV-PG
Starring:
Cole Sprouse, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton, Jeremy Piven, Drew Carey, Joely Fisher, Dylan Sprouse
Directed By:
Michael Lessac, Alan Myerson, Howard Murray, Gary Halvorson, John Bowab
Caroline in the City (1995)
Caroline in the City
Starring:
Thomas Gibson, Lauren Graham, Drake Bell, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Griffin, Debra Jo Rupp, Megan Mullally
Directed By:
Shelley Jensen, Gordon Hunt, Rod Daniel, James Burrows, Peter Chakos
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Touched by an Angel
TV-G
Starring:
Linda Lavin, Della Reese, John Amos, America Ferrera, Margot Kidder, Kirk Cameron, George Dzundza
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Timothy Van Patten, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Stuart Margolin
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (1989)
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts
Starring:
Len Cariou, Lesley Ann Warren, Anthony Quinn, James Earl Jones
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Lela Swift, Fielder Cook, George Schaefer

Jean Stapleton Awards

Golden Globe Awards
All in the Family Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical 1974
All in the Family Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical 1973
Primetime Emmy Awards
All in the Family Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1978
All in the Family Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series 1972
All in the Family Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series 1971
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album 1965