O'Connor had two brothers, both of whom were doctors.
Carroll son, Hugh O'Connor, died March 28, 1995 as a result of suicide after battling a long cocaine addiction.
In 1985, he starred in Home Front at the Royal Theatre in New York.
His first TV pilot was Luxury Liner, which wasn't picked up by NBC.
In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
During his career, he starred in 29 movies.
The last movie he starred in was Return to Me.
Carroll passed away only 37 days before what would have been his golden wedding anniversary (50th) with Nancy Fields.
Carroll was a brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Carroll could speak fluent Italian.
Carroll earned a reported $250,000 a week for All in the Family in 1980.
At one time, he taught high school classes.
Carroll moved to Ireland where he continued his theatrical studies at the National University of Ireland.
In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Montana, studying English.
In 1942, he joined the Merchant Marines.
Carroll was born and raised in New York.
Carroll was 5'11" tall.
During a contract hold out, Carroll missed the taping of four episodes of All In the Family. Three episodes were filmed about Archie failing to return from a convention. The producers gave O'Connor an ultimatum, that the story arc could conclude with Edith finding out that Archie had been murdered. A fourth episode filmed during O'Connor's hold out has no mention of Archie at all, which can be viewed as a pilot of an Archie-less version of the show. This episode was not broadcast in sequence, but was held back and shown months later.
Carroll was so angered by CBS's last minute decision to cancel Archie Bunker's Place, he vowed to never work for the network again.
Carroll was married to Nancy Fields from 1951 until his death in 2001. They are the adopted parents of actor Hugh O'Connor.
Carroll auditioned for the role of 'The Skipper' on Gilligan's Island.
EMMY NOMINATIONS: 1971, 1973-75 (all for All in the Family).
EMMY WINS: 1972, 1977-79 (for All in the Family) and in 1989 (for In the Heat of the Night).
Carroll received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 17, 2000.
Carroll was nominated for a People's Choice Award in 1999 for "Favorite All-Time Television Star".
Carroll won a Golden Globe in 1972 for All in the Family. He was nominated again from 1973 until 1978 for All in the Family. He was nominated again from 1989-92, 1994 for In the Heat of the Night.
Carroll spent some time at the Julliard School of Fine Arts as an acting and dialogue professor.
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: (On his character, Archie Bunker) I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.
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