Jean Stapleton, TV’s Edith Bunker, dies at 90
Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90.
John Putch said Saturday that his mother died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family.
The stage-trained actress co-starred with Carroll O’Connor in the series about an unrepentant bigot, the wife he called “Dingbat,” and their liberal daughter and son-in-law.
Stapleton received eight Emmy nominations and won three awards during her eight-year run with “All in the Family.” The CBS series ranked as the No. 1-rated program for an unprecedented five years in a row.
Martin Sheen has role at N.M. youth camp
Actor Martin Sheen has an upcoming role in New Mexico — that of mentor at a drama camp for American Indian youth.
The Farmington Daily-Times reported that Sheen will be in the Navajo Nation community of Shiprock this week to help with a local community camp and series of drama workshops. The “Apocalypse Now” and “Wall Street” star will be working with children and adults.
Plans are for Sheen to work with the camp’s drama clinic, which will produce a 45-minute video starring Sheen and the children.
Every year, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health puts on a summer camp, Native Vision, on tribal lands.
This year the camp will be held at Shiprock High School and the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock.
Beyonce headlines concert for women
Beyonce and a few famous friends, including John Legend and Madonna, turned the home of English rugby into a fortress for women’s rights Saturday.
Beyonce headlined a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for Change, a campaign set up to help empower girls and women around the world.
Jennifer Lopez, Legend, Florence + The Machine, Rita Ora and Simon Le Bon also performed at the Sound for Change show.
Madonna, Freida Pinto, Aishwarya Rai, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jessica Chastain were among the presenters.
Beyonce is co-founder, with actress-producer Salma Hayek and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, of the charity, which supports projects improving access to education, health care and justice for women.
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