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Carroll O'Connor was rejected in 1942 by the USN. He then enrolled with the US Merchant Marines Academy and served in WWII working on ships in the Atlantic.


[John] Carroll O'Connor -- (8/2/1924-6/21/2001). American Actor, Comedian, Producer & Director. He portrayed Archie Bunker on TV Series "All in the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place", Chief William 'Bill' Gillespie on "In the Heat of the Night". Movies -- "For Love of Ivy" as Frank Austin, "Kelly's Heroes" as Major General Colt, "Law and Disorder" as Willie, "Point Blank" as Brewster, "Return to Me" as Marty O'Reilly. He died from a Heart Attack brought on by Diabetes, age 76.


Diahann Carroll is an American television and stage actress and singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades.