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Carroll after school were enrolled at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, but in his life plans interfered with the Second World War. After the war O`Konnor again became a student enrolling in the University of Montana-Missoula ;There he met his future wife, Nancy Field (Nancy Fields). The wedding took place in 1951, there was one child in the family.

Carroll O`Konnor (John Carroll O`Connor) was born in 1924 in New York, in a family of Irish American. He was the eldest of three sons of a lawyer Edward Joseph O`Konnora (Edward Joseph O`Connor) and his wife, Eliza Patricia. Both brothers Carroll, Hugh (died in 1961 in a road accident) and Robert, later became doctors. Carroll himself after school were enrolled at Wake Forest University in North Carolina ,but in his life plans interfered with the Second World War. After the war O`Konnor again became a student enrolling in the University of Montana-Missoula ; There he met his future wife, Nancy Field (Nancy Fields). The wedding took place in 1951, there was one child in the family. Bachelor`s degree in English and Drama from the University of Montana (University of Montana); and in the early 50s he began acting career Carroll.

Debut work began a couple of episodes in the `Sunday Showcase`, further followed by roles in such projects as the TV series ` The United States Steel Hour`, `Hangman`s Island`,`Adventures in Paradise`. By the mid- 60s O`Konnor it was already very popular television actor. In addition, he played in parallel and on the stage.

Roles Carroll included mostly television series and movies, much less O`Konnor starred in big movies. Thus, during the 60-x its appearance can be seen in the war drama Otto Preminzhera ` By the method Harma` (In Harm`s Way), the military comedy

Blake Edwards ` What did you do in the war, Daddy ? `(What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?), A drama by George Roy Hill ` Gavayi` (Hawaii), John Boorman thriller ` The upor` (Point Blank) and several other films. In 1971-m O`Konnor Carroll joined the series ` All in seme` (All in the Family), for his role, and he played the character Archie Bunker, the actor was, perhaps, the most viewers love. By the way, the fees of the actor in one episode then made more than 200 thousand per week. Later, he played his most successful character, and once again - in the spinOffe series called `Archie Bunker`s Place`, which came out from 1979 to 1983.

Generally, only one of his acting career O`Konnor played more than 80 roles, and, in addition, he has worked as a director, screenwriter and producer. So, a writer he made in such television projects as the series ` Midnight zhara` (In the Heat of the Night),and the project `Archie Bunker`s Place`. Carroll wrote scripts for television films `Brass`,` The Last Hurrah` and several others. For both series, in which he was the author, O`Konnor acted as director and producer.

Among the numerous awards the actor - 9 nominations for ` Emmi`, 5 of which were winning. All,except for awards (In the Heat of the Night), was for the series `All in the Family`.

` Golden globus` O`Konnor received only once, but it was nominated for the award 10 times. In addition, in 1979, the actor was awarded `Peabody Awards`.

Since 1990, Carroll inducted into the Hall of Fame Television (Television Hall of Fame),and was twice winner of `NAACP Image Award`.

In March 2000, the actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ,

In 1999 O`Konnor played in the comedy drama Claudia Hoover ` Gideon` (Gideon), and a year later played his last film role, in the romantic comedy Bonnie Hunt, ` Come back to mne` (Return to Me).Carroll O`Konnor died June 21, 2001 of a heart attack, which has become a consequence of diabetes. It happened in California ; actor warmly mourned his many fellow actors. He is buried at the cemetery in Westwood Village (Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery), next to his son Hugh, who died in 1995.

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