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"Death of a Saint"
Season 2, episode # 19
# 43 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date May 3, 1981
Production code 2x19
Written by: Patt Shea & Harriet Weiss
Directed by: Joe Gannon
Guest starring: Cynthia Harris
Harvey Jason
Lillian Adams
Harlene Heigh
Millie Baron
Cheri Maugans
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Death of a Saint was the 19th episode of Season 2 of Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 43rd overall episode in the series. Directed by Joe Gannon, the episode, which was written by series creators Patt Shea and Harriet Weiss, originally aired on CBS-TV on May 3, 1981.

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Murray's mother dies while he is on a date with his fiance, leaving him with a guilty conscience.


Murray turns down his mother when she asks him to visit because he wants can go on a date and propose to his girlfriend Marcie Phillips (Cynthia Harris). Murray feels very guilty after his mother passes away while he's on the date. Overtaken by guilt, he drives his fiancée away, and she, instead, takes a promotion in San Fransisco. Murray realizes his mother died happy, but it may be too late to save his relationship.

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The episode's title is a reference to Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman"

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Cynthia Harris as Marcie Phillips
  • Harvey Jason as Mr. Freeman
  • Lillian Adams as Mrs. Plotkin
  • Harlene Heigh as Mrs. Stein
  • Millie Baron as Mrs. Greenberg
  • Cheri Maugans as Molly

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