The 1960s found Stapleton turning up as a guest star on popular TV shows, including "The Defenders," where she appeared opposite Carroll O'Connor. Their second onscreen pairing -- the hit sitcom "All in the Family" (1971-79) -- blazed new trails on television, with Stapleton copping three Emmy Awards playing cheery counterpoint Edith Bunker to O'Connor's grumpy bigot.
In later years, Stapleton demonstrated her versatility with roles in the telefilm Angel Dusted (1981) and big-screen fare such as Michael (1996) and You've Got Mail (1998). She passed away May 31, 2013, at the age of 90.
America's favorite pastime meets the bright lights of Broadway in this musical about an ordinary Joe (Tab Hunter) whose deal with the devil (Ray Walston) transforms him into a home run hitter for the Washington Senators -- but Joe must cause his team to lose the pennant. When Joe tries to back out of the deal, the devil sends in sexy Lola (Gwen Verdon), who sings "Whatever Lola Wants" as she mambos to Bob Fosse's choreography.