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Elizabeth Wilson appears as Amelia, Edith's cousin in Season 5 of AITF, in the episode "Amelia's Divorce".
|Housewife/Mother, wife of plumbing contracter|
|Spouse(s):||Russell DeKuyper (husband)|
|Related to:||Edith Bunker (cousin) |
Archie Bunker (cousin in-law)
Gloria Bunker Stivic (2nd cousin)
Michael Stivic (2nd cousin in-law)
|Appeared on:||All In The Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Edith Gets a Mink" (Season 2) |
"Amelia's Divorce" (Season 5)
|Character played by:||Rae Allen (Season 2) |
Elizabeth Wilson (Season 5)
Amelia DeKuyper was a recurring character who appeared in two episodes of All In The Family, first in the Season 2 episode "Edith Gets a Mink", then in the Season 5 episode "Amelia's Divorce". The part of Amelia was originated by Rae Allen in the character's first appearance in "Edith Gets a Mink", before being replaced in the role by Elizabeth Wilson.
The DeKuypers and the BunkersEdit
Amelia, Edith's well-to-do cousin, is married to Russell DeKuyper, who works as a plumbing contractor and the couple lives in Westchester. In Amelia's first appearance in the episode "Edith Gets a Mink", Amelia sends Edith her old mink stole as a gift because her husband bought a new one. Edith spills spaghetti sauce on it and the Bunkers send it to the Jefferson's Cleaners who accidentally destroy it. Amelia and Russell visit Archie and Edith just as Mrs. Jefferson delivers an insurance check in reimbursement for the ruined mink. Archie is furious when he finds that Edith has instructed the Jeffersons to make the check payable to Amelia.
In the "Amelia's Divorce" episode, when Russ and Amelia visit Archie, Archie, tired of hearing Russ brag about his job and how much money he earns, tries to excuse himself by going down to Kelsey's Bar only to find that Russell wants to go with him. Separately, both Archie find out how much trouble Russell and Amelia's marriage really is in. As Amelia, who has secretly been contemplating divorcing Russ, is at home with Edith and tries to get her "secret" on whatever she does to keep the magic in her marriage to Archie, as the magic has seemed to have gone out of her marriage to the always busy at work Russ.