Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, producer, and director whose television career spanned four decades. In 1996, O'Connor was ranked number 38 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

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I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid.

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.

I'm lucky. Lord I'm lucky.

Talent can be developed gift is God-given. But artists have both.

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.

In a capitalist society persons who create capital like Michael Eisner are given the staggering rewards.

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.

I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.

Not all celebrities are dunces.

It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting loving friendships I have made.

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.

It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.

I've run into some S.O.B. directors but I gave them back as good as I got.

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?

Those offers come in now and again. They're not knocking down my door. I'm only an old character actor and I'm not needed.

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.

The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is unlike the hapless artist invulnerable.

Vulgar and obscene the papers run rumors daily about people in show business tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.

Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.

All in the Family was intellectual, it was art.

Even a true artist does not always produce art.

The wages of pedantry is pain.

I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?

We don't really need reviewers just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show.

Both my brothers became physicians and I of course wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.

Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me particularly the flattery of women.