Carroll O'Connor

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John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001), known as Carroll O'Connor, was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes. The following year he found fame as the lovable bigoted working man 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 NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988 to 1995, where he played the role of southern Police Chief William (Bill) Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You. In 1996, O'Connor was ranked #38 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

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Carroll O'Connor #Art

Photo of Carroll O'Connor Even a true artist does not always produce art.
Carroll O'Connor #Art #Family

Photo of Carroll O'Connor All in the Family was intellectual it was art.
Carroll O'Connor #Women

Photo of Carroll O'Connor Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
Carroll O'Connor #Business

Photo of Carroll O'Connor One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
Carroll O'Connor #Good

Photo of Carroll O'Connor I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
Carroll O'Connor #Business

Photo of Carroll O'Connor Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
Carroll O'Connor #Men

Photo of Carroll O'Connor Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
Carroll O'Connor #Sad

Photo of Carroll O'Connor I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.
Carroll O'Connor #Society

Photo of Carroll O'Connor In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.
Carroll O'Connor #Business

Photo of Carroll O'Connor I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
Carroll O'Connor #Good

Photo of Carroll O'Connor Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
Carroll O'Connor #Business

Photo of Carroll O'Connor Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.