Who died this date in 2001. CLICK ON THE PHOTO. 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 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. READ MORE