Broadway to Dim its Lights in Honor of Actress Jean Stapleton
The community will mourn the loss of one of its own by lowering the lights on marquees for exactly one minute at 8pm on June 5.
The Broadway community will take one minute at 8pm tomorrow, June 5, to collectively mourn the loss of acclaimed actress Jean Stapleton by dimming the marquees of Broadway theaters. Stapleton died Friday at the age of 90.
"The theater is where Jean Stapleton started, and she often returned to the stage throughout her lengthy and multi-faceted career…Her decades portraying a variety of roles on our Broadway and Off Broadway stages revealed her brilliance in believably playing many different characters. The range of her talent was also evident in that she could triumph in both musical comedies and serious dramas. She will be missed," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League in a statement.
Jean Stapleton was featured in the original casts of Bells are Ringing on Broadway in the 1950s and Funny Girl in the 1960s as well as on the cast of the TV sitcom All in the Family. She is survived by her two children and several grandchildren. To read more about Stapleton's life and accomplishments, click here.