Doors open at 12:30 PM. Scott Barnes is producer of the event. Stapleton, who made her Broadway debut in 1946 in The Playboy of the Western World, starred in The Rose Tattoo (Tony Award), Orpheus Descending, The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Lady (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Plaza Suite and The Little Foxes, among others. Film and TV work includes "Lonelyhearts," "The Fugitive Kind," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Among the Paths to Eden" (Emmy Award), "Airport," "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom," "Reds" (Oscar for Best Supporting Actress) and "Cocoon."
Maureen Stapleton is survived by two children, Daniel Allentuck and Katharine Bambery, and two grandchildren, Alexandra and Max Bambery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS or The Actors' Fund of America.