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Encyclopedia > Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
Born John Carroll O'Connor
2 August 1924(1924-08-02)
Bronx, New York, USA
Died June 21, 2001 (aged 76)
Culver City, California, USA
Years active 1960-2000
Spouse(s) Nancy Fields O'Connor

John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924June 21, 2001) was an Emmy Award-winning American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. Known at first for playing the role of Maj. Gen. Colt in the 1970s cult movie, Kelly's Heroes, he later found fame as the bigoted workingman Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979 to 1983). O'Connor later starred in the 1980s NBC television crime drama In the Heat of the Night, where he played the role of Police Chief Bill Gillespie from 1988 to 1994. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Stemple Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kellys Heroes is an offbeat 1970 war film about a group of enterprising World War II American soldiers from the 35th Infantry Division. ... Information Gender Male Age 50 (in 1974) Date of birth 1924 Date of death Unknown (still alive as of 1983) Occupation Blue Collar (19??-1978) Bar Owner (1979-????) Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Alfred Bunker (brother) Barbara Lee Billie Bunker (niece) Katherine Bunker (sister-in-law... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... The year 1971 in television involved some significant events. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Archie Bunkers Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a continuation of All in the Family. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which tries to demonstrate accurately the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the motion picture, In the Heat of the Night that ran from 1988 to 1995. ... Chief of Police in United States usage is the title typically given to the head of a police department. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1988. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps most widely known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You. ... Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. ...

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Early life

O'Connor, an Irish American, was one of three children born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Elise Patricia and Edward Joseph O'Connor,[1] who was a New York City lawyer. O'Connor's mother educated the future actor about language and life in The Bronx, New York. O'Connor spent much of his youth in Elmhurst and Forest Hills, Queens, in the same borough in which his character Archie Bunker would later live.[2] His family became very popular, his uncle, Hugh, was a reporter for the New York Times and his grandfather, John, was a publisher of The Irish Advocate. Growing up in the 1930s, he and his mother met future actress Anne Meara, while he was attending school. After graduating from New York City's prestigious Newtown High School in 1942, he and his classmates played hooky, very often. While attending one of the Burlesque Shows in Manhattan, he looked at all the female dancers, and made a lot of new friends. He carried on that feeling when he left his native New York City to serve in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II, was educated in Montana and Ireland, and began his acting career shortly afterward. Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Queens Boulvard in Elmhurst, Queens NY. Macys and Queens Center Mall can be seen in the background. ... Station Square, home to Forest Hills striking Long Island Rail Road station. ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anne Meara (born September 20, 1929) is an American comedian and actress. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Newtown High School is a public school in Newtown, Connecticut. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... USMM redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Film career

O'Connor's many film roles include Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Cleopatra (1963), In Harm's Way (1965), Hawaii (1966), The Devil's Brigade (1968), Kelly's Heroes (1970), and Return to Me (2000). Lonely are the Brave is a 1962 movie adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel The Brave Cowboy. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... This article is about the 1963 film. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... Hawaii is a 1966 American motion picture based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The Devils Brigade is a 1966 book written by World War II combat pilot, novelist, and historian Robert H. Adleman in conjunction with Col. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Kellys Heroes is an offbeat 1970 war film about a group of enterprising World War II American soldiers from the 35th Infantry Division. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... Return to Me is a romantic movie rated PG. Return to Me was directed by Bonnie Hunt and starred David Duchovny as Bob and Minnie Driver as Grace. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ...


Hugely prolific character actor

O'Connor made his acting debut as a character actor on 2 episodes of Sunday Showcase. These two parts led to other roles such as: Gunsmoke, I Spy, Bonanza, The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Americans, Death Valley Days, Alcoa Premiere, The Eleventh Hour, The Great Adventure, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Slattery's People, Dr. Kildare, That Girl, Premiere, among many others. During his later career, he guest-starred on Mad About You, alongside veteran television personality Carol Burnett. A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... This article is about the radio and television series. ... The I-SPY books were spotters guides written for British children, and particularly successful in the 1950s and 60s. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... The Fugitive is an American television series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963-1967. ... The Wild Wild West 1990s VHS release. ... Armstrong Circle Theatre was an anthology drama television series which ran from 1950 to 1957 on NBC, and then until 1963 on CBS. It alternated weekly with The U. S. Steel Hour. ... Death Valley Days was a long-running American radio and television anthology about true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. ... The Eleventh Hour is a figure of speech referring to the last moments before a deadline, or meant to imply that a decisive or final moment is near. ... Released by Steven Curtis Chapman on November 18th, 1992. ... The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series that ran on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968, for 105 episodes (see 1964 in television and 1968 in television). ... Slatterys People was a 1964-1965 American television series about local politics that starred Richard Crenna as the title character James Slattery, co-starred Ed Asner and Tol Avery, and featured Carroll OConnor for a couple of episodes. ... Dr. James Kildare was a fictional character, the primary character in a series of American theatrical films in the late 1930s and early 1940s, an early 1950s radio series, a 1960s television series of the same name and a comic book based on the TV show. ... That Girl was an American television situation comedy that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. ... Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. ... Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas) is an Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and writer. ...


Considering roles

He was also among the actors considered for the roles of The Skipper on Gilligan's Island and Dr. Smith in the TV show Lost In Space, as well as being the visual template in the creation of Batman foe Rupert Thorne, a character who debuted at the height of All in the Family's success in Detective Comics #469 (published May 1976 by DC Comics). For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... For other uses, see Lost in Space (disambiguation). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Rupert Thorne is a fictional character in the Batman universe, created by Steve Englehart and Walter Simonson in Detective Comics #469. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...


Television roles

All in the Family

O'Connor was living in Italy in 1970 when producer Norman Lear asked him to star as Archie Bunker in a new sitcom called All in the Family. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Wanting a well-known actor to tackle the controversial material, Lear had approached Jackie Gleason and Mickey Rooney to play Archie; both declined. O'Connor accepted, not expecting the show to be a success and believing he would be able to move back to Europe. Instead, the show became the highest-rated television program on American television for five years until 1976. Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ...


O'Connor's own politics were liberal, but he understood the Bunker character and played him not only with bombast and humor but with touches of vulnerability. The writing on the show was consistently left of center, but O'Connor often deftly skewered the liberal pieties of the day. The result is widely considered to be an absorbing, entertaining television show. All in the Family was based on the BBC show Til Death Us Do Part, with Bunker based on Alf Garnett, but somewhat less abrasive. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Til Death Us Do Part (also known as Till Death Us do Part)1 was a BBC television sitcom series written by Johnny Speight that ran from 1966 until 1975. ... Alf Garnett was a fictional character on the BBC television sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, the ITV sitcom Till Death. ...


Although Bunker was famous for his malapropisms of the English language, O'Connor was highly educated and cultured and was an English teacher before he turned to acting. This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or examples of poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The show also starred Broadway actress and best friend also from New York City, Jean Stapleton, in the role of Archie Bunker's long-suffering wife, Edith Bunker, after Lear saw her in the play, Damn Yankees. The producer sent the show over to ABC twice, but it didn't get picked up. They then approached CBS with more success, and accordingly, All in the Family was retooled and debuted early in 1971. The show also starred unknown character actors, such as Rob Reiner as Archie's liberal son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic and Sally Struthers as Archie's only daughter and Meathead's wife, Gloria Bunker-Stivic. The entire cast had a unique on- and off-camera chemistry together, especially Reiner, who became Carroll's best friend and favorite actor. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Jean Stapleton Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ... Information Gender Male Age 50 (in 1974) Date of birth 1924 Date of death Unknown (still alive as of 1983) Occupation Blue Collar (19??-1978) Bar Owner (1979-????) Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Alfred Bunker (brother) Barbara Lee Billie Bunker (niece) Katherine Bunker (sister-in-law... Information Gender Female Age 50 (in 1977) Date of birth 1927 Date of death Dead 1980) Occupation housewife Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Maude (cousin) Stephanie Mills (niece) Floyd Mills (cousin) Amelia (cousin) Liz (cousin) Rose (Aunt) Clara (Aunt) Relationships Archie Bunker Children Gloria Stivic (daughter... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


At first CBS thought that All in the Family wasn't going to be a surefire hit, knowing that the show was going to deal with a lot of racial issues, ethnicities, religions, and other controversial issues, but the show turned out to be a success. Archie Bunker's popularity made O'Connor a top-billing star of the 1970s. O'Connor was afraid he'd be typecast for life playing the same character. At the same time, was protective of not just his character, but of the entire show. This article is about race as an intraspecies classification. ... Major world religions have been distinguished from minor religions using a variety of methods, though any such division naturally reflects a particular bias, since many adherent of a religion are likely to consider their own faith major. Two methods are mentioned in this article, number of adherents and the definitions... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Typecasting is the process by which an actor is strongly identified with a role, several similar roles or a genre. ...


When the show came back for its fifth year, he was in a contract dispute with Lear, who wouldn't allow him to appear in two episodes in the beginning of the 1974 season. Eventually, O'Connor got a raise and appeared in the series until it ended. For his work as Archie Bunker, he was nominated for an Emmy eight times as an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He won the award four times, more than any other sitcom actor to date.


At the end of the eighth season in 1978, Reiner and Struthers left the series to pursue other projects, but O'Connor and Stapleton still had one year left on their contracts. At the start of the final year, the show casted a child actress, Danielle Brisebois, in the role of Archie's and Edith's little niece, Stephanie Mills. Danielle's on- and off-screen chemistry with O'Connor was remarkable. The series was finally cancelled in 1979 after nine seasons and 210 episodes, though O'Connor wasn't finished with Archie Bunker just yet. The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... Danielle Brisebois Danielle Brisebois (born June 28, 1969) was a child actress in the 1970s, most recognized for her role as Stephanie Mills on the sitcoms All in the Family and its spin-off/continuation Archie Bunkers Place. ... Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957 in Harlem, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer and former Broadway star. ...


Archie Bunker's Place

O'Connor reprised his role as Archie Bunker in the spin-off show Archie Bunker's Place. Longtime friend and original series star Jean Stapleton reprised her role as Edith, but her screen time was limited. Her character died of a stroke, leaving Archie to cope with the loss. Danielle Brisebois played Stephanie Mills, Archie's niece in the series. The show was a hit, but not as big as its parent show. The show was unexpectedly cancelled in 1983, after 97 episodes, and O'Connor was not very happy that the show didn't have an appropriate series finale. All told, he played Archie Bunker for 13 years in a total of exactly 300 episodes. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Archie Bunkers Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a continuation of All in the Family. ... Jean Stapleton Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ... For the Paranoia Agent episode, see Final Episode. ...


In the Heat of the Night

While coping with his son's drug problem, O'Connor starred as Chief Officer Bill Gillespie, a tough veteran Mississippi cop on In the Heat of the Night. Based on the 1967 movie of the same name, the series debuted on NBC early in 1988, and it was a ratings powerhouse every Tuesday evening. O'Connor's son, Hugh O'Connor, was cast in the role of Det. Lonnie Jamison. This article is about the U.S. state. ... In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the motion picture, In the Heat of the Night that ran from 1988 to 1995. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern Black police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Hugh Edward Ralph OConnor (April 7, 1962 – March 28, 1995) was an American actor, known for his role as Det. ...


Much like O'Connor himself, his character was racially progressive and politically liberal. In 1989, while working on the set, O'Connor was hospitalized and had to undergo open heart surgery, after years of heavy smoking. This caused him to miss four episodes of the show at the end of the second season. The series was cancelled in 1994, a couple of years after being transferred from NBC to CBS in 1992. After cancellation, the following year, O'Connor reprised his role for a In the Heat of the Night to critical acclaim.


Personal life

O'Connor married his wife Nancy in Dublin, Ireland (and she later converted to Roman Catholicism for him) in 1951, and their only child, adopted son Hugh O'Connor, committed suicide in 1995 after a long battle with drug addiction. Hugh left a widow and small child behind. O'Connor appeared in public service announcements for Partnership for a Drug Free America and spent the rest of his life working to raise awareness about drug addiction. After Hugh's death, O'Connor successfully lobbied to get the State of California to pass legislation that allows family members of an addicted person or anyone injured by a drug dealer's actions, including employers, to sue for reimbursement for medical treatment and rehabilitation costs. The law, known as the Drug Dealer Civil Liability Act in California, went into effect in 1997. This article is about the city in Ireland. ... Hugh Edward Ralph OConnor (April 7, 1962 – March 28, 1995) was an American actor, known for his role as Det. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... A public service announcement or PSA is a non-commercial advertisement—typically on U.S. or Canadian radio or television, broadcast for the public good. ...


Eleven other states followed with similar legislation, which has been referred to as The Hugh O'Connor Memorial Law.


In April 1997 the Florida Senate unanimously passed The Hugh O'Connor Memorial Act, which allows people injured by drug dealers to sue for damages.


Honors

In the late 1990s, O'Connor taught screenwriting at the University of Montana-Missoula, where he attended college in his earlier years. In March 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was given a St. Patrick's Day tribute by MGM. Screenwriting refers to the art and craft of writing screenplays for film or television. ... The University of Montana campus, 1999. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... St. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


In July 1991, O'Connor alongside Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers were all reunited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of All in the Family, which made its debut on CBS. Thanks to reruns which aired strongly in syndication, TV Land and on CBS, the show continued to be popular. Those reruns led producer Norman Lear to create a new sitcom, Sunday Dinner, which proved to take a nosedive in the ratings, and was soon canceled that same year. The following year, he also created The Powers That Be, which was also unsuccessful. Jean Stapleton Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucys younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... TV Land (originally Nick-at-Nites TV Land) is an American cable television network which first started transmissions on April 29, 1996. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Powers That Be was a United States television show created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. ...


His caricature figures prominently in Sardi's restaurant, in New York City's Theater District. The following is an alphabetized incomplete list of celebrities who have posed for caricatures at Sardis restaurant in New York City. ... Sardi’s is a restaurant in New York City located in the theater district at 234 West 44th Street in Manhattan. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Health

In 1989, O'Connor underwent open heart surgery, where they removed the arteries out of his legs.


In 1998, he underwent a second surgery to clear the blockage in a heart artery to reduce his risk of a stroke.


Friendship with other actors

O'Connor met Broadway and character actress Jean Stapleton in a 1962 episode of The Defenders, where O'Connor's character was in fact the murderer, which she herself did not realize. Then, nine years later, she would then audition for the role of Archie's long-suffering wife in, All in the Family, where she worked with O'Connor, and would have a remarkable husband and wife chemistry, on- and off-camera, for the next decade. Both O'Connor & Stapleton were nominated for Emmys more than any other co-star on the show and outside of Family, but O'Connor had won 4 Emmys, and 1 more for his other successful role. She then made limited guest appearances on its spin-off show, Archie Bunker's Place, before she was dropped from the cast in the show's second season, where O'Connor was forced to work without her. After Stapleton's run as Edith Bunker, both she & O'Connor became best friends, for the next 2 decades. Due to her busy schedule in the 1980s and 1990s, she never made any cameo appearances on O'Connor's own show, In the Heat of the Night. But Stapleton's fortune has changed, when in 1991, she was more than happy to be reunited with the cast of All in the Family, to celebrate 20 years of its debut, and all the cast, including both O'Connor and Stapleton themselves, toasted to success. She was in dire straits, when in 1995, she bestowed her condolences to her series' star, on the passing of Carroll's son, Hugh, who committed suicide, which strengthened the relationship together, while O'Connor was in court to testify his son's death, for a few years. Then on the First Day of Summer in 2001, while performing on stage, she had already received word that her best friend died. Though she was unable to attend the service, she delivered her condolences to Nancy. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Jean Stapleton Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ... The Defenders is an American television series, a courtroom drama which ran on CBS from 1961-1964. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Archie Bunkers Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a continuation of All in the Family. ... Information Gender Female Age 50 (in 1977) Date of birth 1927 Date of death Dead 1980) Occupation housewife Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Maude (cousin) Stephanie Mills (niece) Floyd Mills (cousin) Amelia (cousin) Liz (cousin) Rose (Aunt) Clara (Aunt) Relationships Archie Bunker Children Gloria Stivic (daughter... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the motion picture, In the Heat of the Night that ran from 1988 to 1995. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


O'Connor had a long-running friendship with versatile actor Larry Hagman, beginning in 1959, when Carroll was working as an assistant stage manager for the Broadway play God and Kate Murphy, in which Hagman starred in it. It was also since that time when both O'Connor & Hagman became friends in a hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, at the time Hagman's daughter was only 1 year old. Then, while the two became struggling actors, they both rented an apartment in New York, living not too far away from each other. Over the years, they both had a lot in common, after O'Connor was right in the midst of his contract negotiations for his salary on All in the Family, in 1974, hence he missed only 2 episodes, prior to getting his raise, Hagman was also in the middle of his contract negotiations for his salary on Dallas, and had a limited part in the 2 part episode, six years later in 1980, and also got a raise. By the time, Archie Bunker's Place, revamped as a All in the Family spin-off, O'Connor was very delighted to act alongside Hagman's daughter, Heidi, for one season, which was the only acting role she ever did. While doing a stint on Dallas (on which he directed), Hagman also had the privilege of directing several episodes of O'Connor's own hit series, In the Heat of the Night, which O'Connor directed some episodes, as well. While working real hard on their own hit shows, both O'Connor & Hagman had battled their own demons. In 1989, O'Connor had underwent bypass surgery, which he had removed his arteries, and six years later in 1995, Hagman had underwent a liver transplant, which he was told to wait to get a new liver. Two separate surgeries were successful. After the run of In the Heat of the Night, Hagman was shocked to hear about Hugh's passing in 1995, and Hagman delivered his condolences to his best friend, while strengthening the relationship of both O'Connor and Hagman. In 2001, Hagman was very devastated when O'Connor died, and he delivered a eulogy at the funeral. Larry Hagman (born on September 21, 1931) is a popular American actor who is famous for playing J.R. Ewing in the 1980s television soap opera Dallas and Major Anthony Nelson on the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... Archie Bunkers Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a continuation of All in the Family. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Look up eulogy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Personal Quotes

Carroll: "Nothing will give me any peace. I've lost a son. And I'll go to my grave without any peace over that."[3]


Carroll: "It was a lack of system that made the 30's Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.".[4]


Carroll on endorsing a message to encourage children to stop taking drugs: "Get between your kid and drugs, any way you can, if you want to save the kid's life".[5] For other uses, see Drug (disambiguation). ...


Carroll at one point, All in the Family, was getting canceled: "I thought that the public would kick us off the air, because of this egregious guy. No. They loved ... they knew him."[6]


Carroll on his son who was supposed to put him under house arrest: "I should have spied on him. I should've taken away all his civil rights, spied on him, opened his mail, listened to telephone calls, everything."[7]


Carroll on his own family: "I never heard Archie's kind of talk in my own family. My father was a lawyer and was in partnership with two Jews, who with their families were close to us. There were black families in our circle of friends. My father disliked talk like Archie's -- he called it lowbrow."[8]


Carroll who moved on with his life: "The biggest part of my life was the acquiring and the loss of a son. I mean, nothing else was as important as that."[9]


Carroll: "Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire."[10]


Death

O'Connor died on June 21, 2001, at the age of 76 from a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes in Culver City, California. His funeral was attended by All in the Family cast members Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers and Danielle Brisebois, and Producer Norman Lear. Actress Jean Stapleton, who had been a close friend of O'Connor's since the early 1960s, didn't attend the service due to a commitment on stage.[11] In honor of his career, TV Land moved an entire weekend of programming to the next week and showed a continuous marathon of All in the Family. During the commercial breaks they also showed some interview footage of O'Connor and various All in the Family actors, producers with whom he had worked, and other associates. Best friend Larry Hagman and his family were also there, alongside the surviving cast of In the Heat of the Night, especially Alan Autry and Denise Nicholas, who also attended the memorial. is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Heart attack redirects here. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Danielle Brisebois Danielle Brisebois (born June 28, 1969) was a child actress in the 1970s, most recognized for her role as Stephanie Mills on the sitcoms All in the Family and its spin-off/continuation Archie Bunkers Place. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jean Stapleton Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ... TV Land (originally Nick-at-Nites TV Land) is an American cable television network which first started transmissions on April 29, 1996. ... Larry Hagman (born on September 21, 1931) is a popular American actor who is famous for playing J.R. Ewing in the 1980s television soap opera Dallas and Major Anthony Nelson on the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. ... In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the motion picture, In the Heat of the Night that ran from 1988 to 1995. ... Carlos Alan Autry (born July 31, 1952) is an American actor, politician, and former NFL football player. ... Denise Nicholas, born in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, is an actress and activist who was involved in the American Civil Rights Movement. ...


Partial credits

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Starring roles

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Films/made for TV movies

  • Return to Me (2000) as Marty O'Reilly
  • Gideon (TV) (1999) as Leo Barnes
  • 36 Hours to Die (TV) (1999) Jack 'Balls' O'Malley
  • The Father Clements Story (1987) (TV) .... Cardinal Cody
  • Convicted (1986) (TV) .... Lewis May
  • The GLO Friends Save Christmas (1986) .... Santa
  • Brass aka Police Brass (TV) (1985) as Frank Nolan
  • A Different Approach (1978)
  • The Last Hurrah (TV) (1977) as Frank Skeffington
  • Law and Disorder (1974) as Willie
  • Of Thee I Sing (TV) (1972) President Wintergreen
  • Doctors' Wives (1971) Dr. Joe Gray
  • Kelly's Heroes (1970) as Maj. Gen. Colt
  • Marlowe (1969) as Lt. Christy French
  • Death of a Gunfighter (1969) as Lester Locke
  • Ride a Northbound Horse (TV)(1969)
  • Fear No Evil (TV) (1969) as Myles Donovan
  • For Love of Ivy (1968) as Frank Austin
  • The Devil's Brigade (1968) as Maj. Gen. Hunter
  • Waterhole #3 (1967) as Sheriff John H. Copperud
  • Point Blank (1967) as Brewster
  • Warning Shot (1967) as Paul Jerez
  • The Last Patrol episode of The Time Tunnel (1966) as British General Southall and Colonel Southall, his 1815 ancestor
  • Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Gen. Maynard C. Parker
  • Hawaii (1966) as Charles Bromley
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966) as Gen. Bolt
  • In Harm's Way (1965) (uncredited) .... *Cmdr./Capt. Burke (USS Swayback)
  • Nightmare in Chicago aka Once Upon a Savage Night (TV) (1964)
  • The Silver Burro (TV) (1963)
  • Cleopatra (1963) as Casca
  • Lad: A Dog (1962) as Hamilcar Q. Glure
  • Belle Sommers (TV) (1962)
  • Lonely Are the Brave (1962) Hinton the Truck Driver
  • By Love Possessed (1961) .... Bernie Breck
  • Parrish (1961) .... Firechief
  • A Fever in the Blood (1961) .... Matt Keenan
  • The Sacco-Vanzetti Story (TV mini-series) (1960) as Frederick Katzman
  • White Christmas (1954) .... The Sheriff

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Writer

  • In the Heat of the Night (1988-1995) Numerous episodes (credited as Matt Harris)
  • Brass aka Police Brass (TV) (1985) (credited as Matt Harris)
  • Archie Bunker's Place (1979) TV series (writer)
  • The Last Hurrah (TV) (1977)
  • Bronk (TV) (1975) Series creator

Producer

  • In the Heat of the Night (TV) (1988-1995) (executive producer)
  • The Last Hurrah (TV) (1977) (executive producer)
  • Bronk (TV) (1975) Series (executive producer)

Director

  • In the Heat of the Night (TV) (1988) Series
  • Archie Bunker's Place (TV) (1979) Series

Crew

  • In the Heat of the Night (TV) (1988) Series (executive story editor credited as Matt Harris)

Composer

  • Archie Bunker's Place (TV) (1979) Series "Remembering You" (together with Roger Kellaway)
  • All in the Family (TV) (1971) Series "Remembering You" (together with Roger Kellaway)

Roger Kellaway is an American composer, arranger, and pianist. ... Roger Kellaway is an American composer, arranger, and pianist. ...

Series music

  • All in the Family (TV) (1971) singing title song

Author

  • I Think I'm Outta Here (ISBN: 0-671-01760-8) (1999) Autobiography

Guest starring

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Misc

  • A&E Biography: Carroll O'Connor - All in a Lifetime (2001) Himself
  • All in the Family: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) Himself
  • Intimate Portrait: Minnie Driver (2000) Narrator
  • All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special (1991) Himself
  • The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) Himself Winner
  • CBS: On the Air (1978) mini-series part VII co-host
  • An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1977) Himself

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Archive footage featuring Carroll O'Connor

  • The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) Memorial tribute
  • Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (2002)
  • The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2001) Memorial tribute
  • Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000) (V)

References

  1. ^ Carroll O'Connor Biography (1924-2001)
  2. ^ Severo, Richard. "Carroll O'Connor, Embodiment of Social Tumult as Archie Bunker, Dies at 76", The New York Times, June 22, 2001. Accessed November 18, 2007. "The O'Connors lived well, at first in the Bronx, later in a larger apartment in Elmhurst, Queens, and finally in a nice single-family home in Forest Hills, Queens, then an enclave for people of means."
  3. ^ Source: USIMDB.com
  4. ^ source: BrainyQuote.com
  5. ^ Source: USIMDB.com
  6. ^ Source: A&EBiography.com
  7. ^ Source: A&EBiography.com
  8. ^ Source: CNN.com
  9. ^ Source: A&EBiography.com
  10. ^ Source: BrainyQuote.com
  11. ^ Participation to funeral according to AllBusiness.com

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Carroll O'Connor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1446 words)
John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an Irish-American actor, famous for his portrayal of the character Archie Bunker in the television sitcoms All in the Family (1971-1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979-1983).
O'Connor was born in The Bronx, New York and he lived during much of his youth in Forest Hills, New York in the borough of Queens, where his character Archie Bunker would later live.
Carroll O'Connor died on June 21, 2001, at the age of 76 from a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes.
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Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1925 - June 21, 2001) is an actor, famous for his portrayal of the character Archie Bunker in the television sitcom All in the Family.
O'Connor's own politics were left-wing, but he understood Archie Bunker, and played him not only with bombast and humor but with touches of vulnerability.
The writing on the show was consistently left of center but O'Connor deftly used every chance he had to skewer the liberal pieties of the day.
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