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|The Bunkers, For "Foist" Family, Edith
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|copyright 1972 T. P. Inc. Creative House , Chicago 60641
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Edith Bunker was a character on the CBS sitcom All in the Family, which ran from 1971 to 1979. Portrayed by Jean Stapleton, Edith was the long-suffering but devoted wife of blue-collar curmudgeon Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor). Known for her high-pitched, Queens, NY-accented voice and sweetly naive demeanor, the character, along with Archie Bunker, was one of the most beloved of television and popular American culture in general in the 1970s.
In 1972, All in the Family and its cast of characters were promoted with merchandise as a tie-in with the U.S. presidential election of that year. "Foist" is a reference to especially Archie and Edith's pronunciation of the word first with their strong Queens accents.