Actor Sherman Hemsley, famous for playing Archie Bunker's neighbor George Jefferson in the "All in the Family" spin-off "The Jeffersons," has died at 74. -- photo: CBS Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images
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Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, producer and director. Known for playing the role of Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes, he later found fame as bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family and, Archie Bunker's Place . He later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama-Heat of the Night. O'Connor died from a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes.