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Carroll O'Connor
August 2, 1922 - June 21, 2001
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

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


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.


In the final phase of cocaine intoxication, when suicide is likely, the victim cannot save himself by an effort of will. He has lost the power.


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


All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.

    Topics: Show Business

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.


Not all celebrities are dunces.


Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.


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


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


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


Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.


Even a true artist does not always produce art.


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.


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


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


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?


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