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What was the first of the five new tv reflects were by-products from CBS’ hit display & baby boomer television favourite, All in the Family?

Q2. In October 1977, All in the Family was the first-ever before television show to depict the brutal attempted rape of a major character – Edith Bunker (played by Jean Stapleton, then 54) – in a one-of-a-kind 1 hour episode. What was the significant occasion occurring in the Bunker family in the time of that exact same episode? 

(All in the Family Cast 1973 Photo: CBS Television)

The All in the Family continuous cast members in 1973, clockwise from peak left: Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker; Mike Evans as Lionel Jefferson, Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker, Rob Reiner as Michael “Meathead” Stivic, and Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic.

All told in it’s 8 year run, All in the Family (Photo: CBS TV) won 22 Emmy Awards (55 nominations). After All in the Family finished in 1979, the core stars and also series creator Norman Lear all continued to have very successful careers.


(Jean Stapleton 1977 Photo: ABC Television)

Jean Stapleton won 3 Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy Awards (comedy series) for her portrayal of Edith on All in the Family, and was nominated an additional five times.

During the initially seakid of the sequel/extension Archie Bunker’s Place, she was created out at her research (Edith died of a stroke).

She was nominated for one more Emmy Award in 1994 for her appearance on Grace Under Fire as Aunt Vivian. In her senior years, Stapleton continued to act on phase, tv and movies – well into her late 70’s. 

Jean Stapleton passed ameans from herbal reasons in 2013 at age 90, endured by her 2 kids.

(Carroll O’Connor 1975 All in the Family Photo: CBS Television)

Multi-talented actor and also real-life liberal Carroll O’Connor played the family members patriarch and also bigot, Archie Bunker. O’Connor won 4 Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy Awards (comedy series) for his occupational on All in the Family.

By the time the present finished in 1979 O’Connor remained in his late 50’s and also nowright here close to done via his career.

Carroll O’Connor went on to star on television’s In the Heat of the Night, 1988-1995 (he additionally directed, developed, and wrote some episodes).

He won one more Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy (drama series) for his performance on In the Heat of the Night.

As an older senior in his seventies, O’Connor continued to act, did PSA’s for drug addiction (his embraced child Hugh passed away from an overdose in 1995 after a long addiction); taught screenwriting, and also started an auto restoration company. Carroll O’Connor passed away at age 76 in 2001 of a heart assault brought on by diabetes complications.

Below, Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, and also guest star James Reare on All in the Family in 1973.

 (All in the Family 1973 Photo: CBS TV)

(Sally Struthers 1973 The Getamethod Photo: Associated Press)

Sally Struthers (Gloria Bunker) won Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy’s for All in the Family. She starred, or was a constant or recurring actress on the series by-products Gloria, and also Archie Bunker’s Place.

From 1986-1988 she played Marsha McMurray Shrimpton on Nine to Five. She continues to act (and also sing) and has actually appeared on more recent television reflects (Gileven more Girls) and stage plays.

Struthers is renowned for her activist occupational, sustaining the cause of helping children in negative nations. Now a senior citizen (she was born in 1947), in April 2015 Sally Struthers starred as Dolly Levi in the 50th anniversary tour of Hello Dolly!

(Sally Struthers & Rob Reiner 1975 All in the Family Photo: CBS Television Network)

(Rob Reiner & Sally Struthers & 1970 All in the Family Photo: CBS Television Network)

Rob Reiner (Michael Stivic, Gloria’s boyfrifinish and ultimately her husband) won 2 Emmy Awards for his acting work-related on the present. He came by his comedic talents honestly from his father, actor & screenwriter Carl Reiner.

He turned to directing in the 80’s once the show finished and has actually been critically and also commercially successful through movies such as Stand also by Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987) etc.

Rob Reiner establimelted Castle Rock Entertainment (A Couple of Good Men and also other movies) and continues to act, straight, write, and also develop in his senior years. 

(Norguy Lear 1975 Photo: UPI)

All in the Family series creator, screenwriter and also producer Norguy Lear had actually completed early on success on tv beginning in the 1950s via The Colgate Comedy Hour and also The Martha Raye Show.

In the 1960s he produced The Deputy TV show starring Henry Fonda and Allen Case, then went on to create and write teleplays / screenplays, for movies (Come Blow Your Horn; Divorce Amerideserve to Format – Academy Award Screencreating Nomination; The Night They Raided Minskys).

Normale Lear struck comedy gold as soon as he developed All in the Family in 1969. In enhancement to the many kind of spin-offs the series inspired, he additionally created various other cutting-edge series such as Mary Hartmale, Mary Hartman; Ferntimber Tonight; Good Times; and One Day at a Time. Lear has won 5 Emmy Awards and 2 Peabody Awards. 


(“All in the Family” Housage Photo: Peter Greenberg)

The home displayed in the opening sequence for All in the Family, via the fictitious attend to provided as 704 Houser St.

A1. Edith‘s cousin Maude Findlay (that hated Archie), played by Bea Arthur, starred in her own series Maude from 1972-1978. The various other spin-offs were:

The Jefferson’s (1975-1985) with Sherman Hemsley playing the Bunker’s former neighbour George Jefferson.1982-1983’s Gloria, starring Sally Struthers and proceeding through a new life for Gloria as a vet assistant.Archie Bunker’s Place, a extension of the All in the Family show yet through a different name, from 1979-1983.And in 1994, 704 Houser (the Bunker‘s previous home), now with a black household in place.

A2. Edith’s 50th Birthday had all the Bunkers (other than Edith) busy preparing a surpclimb party for her, while a man (played by a then-32 year old David Dukes) that had actually posed as a police detective, tried to rape Edith in the living room. She eventually was saved once a burning cake in the kitchen range gave her the opportunity to shove the cake in her attacker’s challenge.

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This episode of All in the Family has been displayed by the NYPD and also some rape crisis centres as a portrayal of rape from a woman’s point of view. 

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