Stapleton was married to William Putch from 1957 until his death in 1983. The couple had two children: actor/writer/director John Putch and television producer Pamela Putch.  For 30 years, William Putch directed a summer stock theater, Totem Pole Playhouse, at Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania.
Stapleton was married to William H. Putch from 1956 until his death in 1983. They had two children. Personal life Stapleton's brother, Jack Stapleton, was a stage actor. Her cousin is actress Betty Jane Watson. Stapleton was active in the Christian Science church. Jean was not, as commonly believed, related to actress Maureen Stapleton.
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.
Jean Stapleton, cuyo nombre real era Jeanne Murray, fue una actriz estadounidense de teatro, televisión y cine. Conocida por su interpretación de Edith Bunker como esposa de Archie Bunker y madre de Gloria Stivic en la popular comedia de situación All in the Family, emitida entre 1971 y 1979 en la CBS. Posteriormente, siguió interpretando a Edith Bunker durante la primera temporada de la secuela de All in the Family, titulada Archie Bunker's Place.