National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day – June 21 – Carroll O’Connor

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Today’s DPD is Carroll O’Connor aka Archie Bunker. Archie was an icon of American culture in the 1970s and was a much needed conduit to guide America through an overly sensitive time at the precipice of the aforementioned pussification of America.

Archie disliked short skirts, liberals, hippies and welfare and was beloved by the left and the right. His work on All In The Family won him 4 Emmys with his 5th Emmy coming from his work on “In the Heat of the Night which ran from 1987 to 1994 on NBC which I used to watch with my nana when I slept over her house.

One little factoid that I uncovered during my research is that “All in the Family” was actually adapted from a BBC series entitled ‘Till Death Do Us Part’.

Is nothing sacred anymore?

Obit time!

Carroll O’Connor, Embodiment of Social Tumult as Archie Bunker, Dies at 76

Published: June 22, 2001

Carroll O’Connor, an actor trained in Shakespearean drama who achieved his greatest triumph playing Archie Bunker, television’s malapropian, working-class bigot from Queens, died on Thursday at a hospital in Culver City, Calif. He was 76 and lived in Malibu, Calif.
The cause was a heart attack, said Joe Handy, a spokesman for the actor. Continue

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