In episode 106, Stated in season one, episode one, "Meet the Bunkers", Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Can Archie Bunker Give Bigotry A Bad Name? Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional character in the long-running and top-rated American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place.He is a reactionary, bigoted, conservative blue-collar worker and family man, played to acclaim by Carroll O'Connor.The Bunker character was first seen by the American public when All in the Family premiered in January 1971. All in the Family premiered on January 12, 1971, where he was depicted as the head of the Bunker family. Thu Jan 17, 2019 at 12:58am ET Sat Jul 04, 2020 at 12:58 am EDT For twelve years, Archie Bunker entertained Americans with his unique view of life, and sarcastic wit on All In The Family, and later, Archie… Carroll O'Connor, an actor trained in Shakespearean drama who achieved his greatest triumph playing Archie Bunker, television's malapropian, working-class bigot from Queens, died … While locked in the storeroom of Archie's bar (Archie's Place) with Mike in the season 8 All in the Family episode "Two's a Crowd", a drunk Archie confides that as a child, his family was desperately poor, and he was teased in school because he wore a shoe on one foot and a boot on the other, so kids nicknamed him "Shoe-booty". In its day, All in the Family was truly a revolutionary sitcom. In the same year, there was a parody election campaign, complete with T-shirts, campaign buttons, and bumper stickers, advocating "Archie Bunker for President". Check Out More: http://allinthefamilysit.com/wiki/Main_Page News Daily. He doesn't know what to do about it. He was also an accomplished stage actor. He also made the rounds in '60s shows like Ben Casey, I Spy, Gunsmoke, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Outer Limits, The Fugtive and The Wild, Wild West before Lear tapped him for TV immortality. Lear based the Archie Bunker character on his own father, Herman Lear,[1] as well as Alf Garnett, the character from the BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, on which All in the Family was based.[11]. The TV series All in the Family ran on CBS from 1971 to 1979. Archie Bunker, his character on All in the Family (1971), was ranked #24 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue]. During the show's first five seasons, Mike and Gloria live with Archie and Edith so Mike can put himself through college. Aside from the occasional appearance on Mad About You and Party of Five, O'Connor remained something of a recluse in recent years, following the 1995 suicide death of his drug-addicted son, Hugh, the subsequent legal battle with Hugh's drug dealer and a string of health setbacks. When I have the occasion to catch a rerun, I'm reminded of his marvelous talent and humor.". He appeared in good spirits afterward, even showing off his bandaged foot for TV cameras. When first introduced on All in the Family in 1971, Archie is the head of a family consisting of his wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), his adult daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers), and his liberal son-in-law, college student Michael "Mike" Stivic (Rob Reiner), with whom Archie disagrees on virtually everything; Archie frequently characterizes Mike as a "dumb Polack" and usually addresses him as "Meathead" because, in Archie's words, he is "dead from the neck up". "All in the Family" ran from 1971-79 on CBS, and Stapleton played the better-half to the bigoted Archie Bunker, played by actor Carol O'Connor. He is a compulsive gambler, who, in earlier years, frequently lost his entire weekly paycheck in poker games, as related by Edith in the Season 4 episode "Archie the Gambler"; he quit only when Edith threatened to leave him, taking then three-year old Gloria with her. However, in Fred's return trip to visit Archie and Edith, he arrives with a beautiful 18-year-old wife named Katherine. He was one of the most intelligent and generous people I have ever worked with. When Fred visits Archie in the "Archie's Brother" episode, it is revealed that they had not seen each other in the 29 years since Archie and Edith's wedding, although they apparently had communicated over the years via phone (two early episodes, "Cousin Oscar" and "Lionel Steps Out", depict phone conversations between Archie and Fred). Struthers also credited O'Connor for introducing her to her husband. With Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin. The later spinoff series 704 Hauser features a new, black family moving into Bunker's old home. Edith Bunker did not hate, and because of this she was stronger than her perpetually aggrieved spouse, Archie. In April, Archie Comics released the news that its lead character, Archie Andrews, would die in an upcoming issue of "Life with Archie." [citation needed] Archie's religiosity often translates into "knee-jerk" opposition to atheism or agnosticism (which Mike and Gloria variously espouse), Catholicism, and Judaism; by the time of Archie Bunker's Place, Archie's antisemitism has mostly disappeared in part due to being increasingly associated with Jews such as his adopted daughter Stephanie and business partner Murray Klein. In 1999, TV Guide ranked Archie Bunker number 5 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list. Edith dies off-camera.) The character's imprint on American culture is such that Archie Bunker's name was still being used in the media to describe a certain group of voters who voted in the 2008 United States presidential election. The iconic All in the Family star died of a heart attack at approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Culver City, California. In the same episode, Mike learns that Archie was mentally and physically abused by his father, who was also the source of his bigoted views. Two of Archie's cousins are depicted: Oscar, who dies off-camera in the Bunker house during a visit, and cousin Bertha (played by Peggy Rea, who appears in the same episode), apparently a somewhat distant cousin, because Archie does not recognize her. Brisebois and Melvin remained with the new show and Stapleton appeared in a handful of episodes until Edith dies (off-camera) from a stroke. (When Edith inevitably corrects him, he dismisses the error with "Whatever".). Two later episodes (one during season 8 and another during season 9) feature Fred (played by Richard McKenzie) and it is now suggested[when?] A stunned Archie rebuffs efforts from his friends to help him grieve. During the Vietnam War, Archie dismisses peace protesters as unpatriotic and has little good to say about the civil rights movement. All in the Family's Archie Bunker, along with Edith, Gloria, and Meathead, lived in Queens, New York, but which neighborhood? A diabetic, O'Connor was admitted to the hospital in November, where he had a toe on his left foot amputated to improve circulation. On another occasion, Edith discusses Archie's history of gambling addiction, which caused problems in the early years of their marriage. [citation needed]. He was 76. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Nancy. When Carroll was playing Archie I knew that he was the reason the show was a hit. ", carried the tagline "John and Yoko, move over", referring to the artist-activists John Lennon and Yoko Ono.[19]. [2] In 2005, Archie Bunker was listed as number 1 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters,[3] defeating runners-up such as Ralph Kramden, Lucy Ricardo, Fonzie, and Homer Simpson. Yet, Archie then goes on to vehemently defend his father, who he claims loved him and taught him "to do good". It is revealed that Archie's father was a brakeman for the Long Island Rail Road, when Archie receives his father's pocket watch from his formerly long-estranged brother, Alfred ("Fred"), who later appeared in two All in the Family episodes, "Archie's Brother" and "The Return of Archie's Brother", and the Archie Bunker's Place episode "Father Christmas". Directed by Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa. His now-adult grandson, Joey Stivic, appears briefly in the first episode of the series and references his grandfather, but doesn't state whether he's still alive at this point. Archie's father David is said to be an only child while his mother Sarah has one brother named Roy Longstreet whom Archie liked more than his own parents. Doctors tried to revive the stricken O'Connor but had no luck. During a doctor's appointment it is stated that Archie had an undistinguished military record for his non-combat ground role in the motor pool of the Air Corps, later called the Army Air Forces, which at the time was a branch of the United States Army. "If Archie owes its life to Carroll O'Connor, and it does, then Americans can be grateful to Carroll O'Connor that [he] helped them have a good, serious look at themselves," Lear, who had long been estranged from the actor, tells E! Everyone should die like that--leaving so much behind.". He had been complaining of chest pains before collapsing at his Los Angeles home. He received a Good Conduct Medal[16] and, in the All in the Family episode "Archie's Civil Rights", it is disclosed he also received a Purple Heart for being hit in his buttocks by shrapnel. A year after Gloria and Mike Stivic elected to leave Archie Bunker's blue‐collar nest, Archie's wife, Edith, has decided to follow their example. Bill, although he does attend night school to earn his diploma in 1973. O'Connor died in 2001 at age 76. For her full interview, see http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/jean-stapleton [clarification needed], According to Edith, Archie's resentment of Mike stems primarily from Mike's attending college while Archie had been forced to drop out of high school, to help support his family during the Great Depression. Everybody agreed and Archie Bunker’s Place was born. The Bunker family's TV … "My own father died two years before I landed the role of Gloria on All in the Family, so Carroll O'Connor became a father to me onscreen and off. Bunker's perceived racist and misogynistic views were the template for the creation of Eric Cartman, one of the characters in the adult animated sitcom South Park.[20]. The actor who played Bunker, Carroll O'Connor, was Irish Catholic, and Norman Lear modeled the character on his Jewish father, but Bunker's own ethnicity is never explicitly stated, other than identifying him as a WASP; over the course of the series, he mocks or belittles not just most minorities (including blacks, Hispanics, Latinos, and Asians), but also most white ethnic groups as well, including the English, French, Germans, Jews, Irish, and Polish. His uncle got him a job on a loading dock after World War II, and by the 1970s he was a foreman. [15] Information on his siblings is inconsistent, because three of them are mentioned, and Archie is seen talking on the phone to his younger brother Fred in "Cousin Oscar" (as well as Fred's daughter Debbie Marie), but during season 6 episode "Archie Finds a Friend", he states that he is an only child. Lear thought Bunker's opinions on race, sex, marriage, and religion were so wrong as to represent a parody of right-wing bigotry. Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and ​celebrity gossip. A member of the Television Hall of Fame, O'Connor also won an Emmy as gruff Sheriff Bill Gillespie on CBS' In the Heat of the Night, which he coproduced. The series is set in 1994 but does not indicate whether Bunker, who would have been 70 by this time, is still alive. TV Guide named Archie the greatest television character of all time. Rob Reiner, who earned his initial fame as Archie's liberal son-in-law, Mike "Meathead" Stivic, said O'Connor was a driving creative force on the show and in Reiner's career. And, surprisingly, Jean did appear in five episodes of the first 14, but then realized she was truly done with the role and departed. Despite pleas from Lear not to let Edith die, Stapleton left the show, re-titled Archie's Place, in 1980, leaving Archie to carry on as a widower. Their long estrangement was fueled by the fact that Fred refused to attend their father's funeral, with Fred even describing him as "nuts about everything." [14] He is a Taurus. Bunker lived in the borough of Queens in New York City. [5] After the end of the second season taping, the actor Carroll O'Connor, who played Archie Bunker, said, paraphrasing James Baldwin, "The American white man is trapped by his own cultural history. Archie repeatedly called President Richard M. Nixon "Richard E. Nixon". Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. Fred visits again for Christmas in 1982, finally revealing to everyone why he left his first wife and found love with Katherine. Archie himself is depicted as a striver, loving father, and basically decent man; nevertheless, he is ill-tempered and frequently tells his long-suffering wife Edith to "stifle yourself" and "dummy up". The Bunker character was first seen by the American public when All in the Family premiered in January 1971. He died at age 76 in 2001 of complications from Diabetes. "[6] O'Connor goes on to say: Archie's dilemma is coping with a world that is changing in front of him. He's shrewd. Carroll O'Connor, the Emmy-winning actor best-known for his iconic role as Archie Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s television comedy "All in the Family," died June 21 after suffering a … Carroll O'Connor (right) as Archie Bunker, said Jean Stapleton's Edith Bunker made his character 'bearable' to deal with on 'All in the Family.' Archie "turned the angry white male into a cultural icon", according to CBS News. In 1979, the show was retooled and renamed Archie Bunker's Place; it finally went off the air in 1983. In June 1998, doctors cleared a blockage in a heart artery to reduce his risk of stroke. Three fifth season episodes were missed because of a contract dispute between O'Connor and series creator Norman Lear. Archie struggles to cope with the death of his beloved wife, Edith. The finale of All In The Family aired on April 8, 1979 and a sequel series called Archie Bunker’s Place debuted on September 23. [citation needed] Archie is also revealed to have been an outstanding baseball player in his youth. KJ Apa leaving is a possibility, but his character being dead is unlikely. O'Connor reprised the role in one of its three spinoffs, Archie Bunker's Place (The Jeffersons and Maude were the others, with Maude leading to Good Times). Archie was born in Queens[12] on May 18th, 1924,[13] to parents David and Sarah. Although he is a Protestant, Archie seldom attends church, despite professing strong Christian views. In one episode, he expresses revulsion for a Ku Klux Klan-like organization which he accidentally joins. -- -- to their curmudgeonly and bigoted Archie Bunker. In season 5, during a three-episode stretch where Archie's whereabouts are unknown, it is revealed that he attended Flushing High School and lettered in baseball. Archie is a World War II veteran who had been based in Foggia, Italy, for 22 months. All in the Family got many of its laughs by playing on Archie's bigotry, although the dynamic tension between Archie and his liberal son-in-law, Mike, provided an ongoing political and social sounding board for a variety of topics. [17][18] In May 1973, RCA Records' trade advertisement for Archie and Edith's debut single, a recording of "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? One of the most memorable, and lovable, bigots in television history, and portrayed by the great Carrol O'Connor. [6], As the series progressed, Archie mellowed somewhat, albeit often out of necessity. He was rushed to nearby Brotman Memorial Hospital, his wife Nancy at his side, publicist Frank Tobin tells E! "The world has lost a great talent, and a wonderful man. He felt Bunker's bigotry was based on his rough, working-class life experiences and that Bunker was honest and forthright in his opinions, showing an openness to changing his views if an individual treated him right. Later recollections of their mid-1940s courtship do not result in a consistent timeline. … Sammy Davis Jr., who was both black and Jewish, genuinely liked the character. Archie is a Republican and an outspoken supporter of Richard Nixon, as well as an early (1976) supporter of Ronald Reagan; he correctly predicts Reagan's election in 1980. In 1979, the show was retooled and re-named Archie Bunker’s Place, finally going off the air in 1983. Despite his myriad ailments, O'Connor came out of semiretirement to costar in last year's Return to Me, with David Duchovny and Minnie Driver, and was judged by most critics to be the best part of the maudlin romantic comedy. ", Archie-bunker | Define Archie-bunker at Dictionary.com, https://lsa.umich.edu/history/reverbeffect/episode7.html, The Archie Bunker strategy? This leads to a heated discussion, which erupts into an argument between Archie and Fred over "May–September romances", with Archie even asking if the "truant officer" married them, and places another strain on the relationship between Archie and Fred, who storms angrily out of the Bunker home with his teen bride after Archie vehemently snubs his brother's offer to go into business with him. © 2020 E! Despite having an adversarial relationship with his black neighbors, the Jeffersons, he forms an unlikely friendship with their son Lionel, who performs various odd jobs for the Bunkers and responds to Archie's patronizing racial views with sarcastic quips that usually go over Archie's head. Bunker lived at the fictional address of 704 Hauser Street in the borough of Queens, in New York City. He takes pride in being religious, although he rarely attends church services and constantly mispronounces the name of his minister, Reverend Felcher, as "Reverend Fletcher". Sally Struthers also had high praise for her TV dad. Such was the name recognition and societal influence of the Bunker character that by 1972, commentators were discussing the "Archie Bunker vote" (i.e., the voting bloc comprising urban, white, working-class men) in that year's presidential election. Archie appears in all but seven episodes of the series. As the show progresses, it becomes apparent that Archie's prejudice is not motivated by malice, but is rather a combination of the era and environment in which he was raised and a generalized misanthropy. His dream was to pitch for the New York Yankees but he had to leave high school to enter the workforce.[why?] [citation needed]. Did Archie die on Riverdale? Upon Mike's graduation, he and Gloria move into their own home next door, allowing Archie and Mike to interact nearly as much as they had when they were living in the same house. For example, he refers to Edith's gynecologist as a "groinacologist" and to Catholic priests who go around sprinkling "incest" (incense) on their congregation, whereas he referred to incest itself as "committing 'insects' in the family". Archie Bunker’s Place was cancelled unexpectedly by CBS in 1983 after four seasons, with no opportunity for a finale. Archie married Edith Bunker 22 years before season 1. A private funeral will be held Tuesday in Los Angeles. It was a show that truly impacted society and helped us all see ourselves in a brutally honest and necessary way. In 1978, the character became the guardian of Edith's stepcousin Floyd's nine-year-old daughter, Stephanie (Danielle Brisebois) and came to accept her Jewish faith, even buying her a Star of David pendant. He doesn't know what to do, except to lose his temper, mouth his poisons, look elsewhere to fix the blame for his own discomfort. "Aside from the fact that Carroll O'Connor created, I believe, the most indelible character in the history of American television, he was very important man for me, because he taught me not only about acting, but about how you construct a play, [how] you create a character," Reiner said at a Thursday night news conference. A month earlier, Edith had suffered a fatal stroke in her sleep. On the flashback episode showing Mike and Gloria's wedding, Archie tells Mike his courtship of Edith lasted two years and hints that their relationship was not consummated until a month after their wedding night. Archie's chair is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History. The first show of the season will probably be a one-hour special dealing with her funeral. By the show's second season, these had become dubbed "Bunkerisms", "Archie Bunkerisms", or simply "Archie-isms".[9][10]. Archie, a Christian belonging to the Episcopal denomination, often misquotes the Bible. The role of Archie Bunker was portrayed by the late and great Carroll O’Connor on the TV sitcom All in the Family. Edith Bunker (nėe Baines) is a fictional character on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family (and occasionally Archie Bunker's Place), played by Jean Stapleton.She is the wife of Archie Bunker, mother of Gloria Stivic, mother-in-law of Michael "Meathead" Stivic and after 1975, grandmother of Joey Stivic.Her cousin is Maude Findlay (Beatrice Arthur), one of Archie's nemeses. Archie also reveals that when Edith was in labor with Gloria, he took her to Bayside Hospital on the Q5 bus because "the subway don't run to Bayside". A crisis negotiator and special weapons team were dispatched to the son’s home, but the younger O’Connor told them to go away and then shot himself. When "Archie Bunker's Place" returns to CBS in September, Edith will have already died. Indeed, she lived a lot longer than her marital counterpart, Carroll O’Connor, who played Archie to her Edith. Jean Stapleton, the award-winning actress who played long-suffering Edith Bunker on the landmark 1970s television series of the "All in the Family," has died of … There's few Americans that don't know this guy--Archie Bunker. Gene -- of course play the one and only either of the bunker on the seven is classic all in the family playing this week. ", Jean Stapleton, Archie's beloved "dingbat" of a wife, Edith, called her former costar a "marvelous talent and humor" and said, "I treasured working with Carroll for eight and a half years and have always respected his creativity. Another of Fred's daughters, Linda, visited Archie during the third season (she briefly dated the Bunkers' neighbor Lionel in "Lionel Steps Out"). "What he taught me, I've been able to take with me in my career in film work. He isn't a totally evil man. | Philadelphia Daily News | 13 March 2008, "Archie & Edith 'Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?' That is the dilemma of Archie Bunker. Created by Norman Lear, it broke new ground in network television and was the first sitcom to openly discuss subjects like racism, miscarriage, menopause, homosexuality, and breast cancer. Died on June 21, 2001, 37 days before what would have been his golden wedding anniversary with Nancy Fields. Bunker, a main character of the series, is a World War II veteran, blue-collar worker, and family man. Gloria Stivic (née Bunker), is a fictional character played by Sally Struthers on the American situation comedy All in the Family (which aired on the CBS television network from 1971 until 1979) and the spin-off series Gloria (CBS, 1982–83). Norman Lear originally intended that Bunker be strongly disliked by audiences. that Fred is Archie's only sibling. Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker and Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker on the CBS TV series All in the Family in 1976. The 71-year-old actor best known for playing Archie Bunker in ``All In The Family″ had called police earlier Tuesday, saying his son was despondent and had access to guns. Per Hollywood tradition, a bouquet of flowers was placed on O'Connor's star on the Walk of Fame. Archie was modeled after Norman Lear's father Herman Lear[1] and on Alf Garnett from the BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part. Everybody agreed and Archie Bunker’s Place was born. Working with him was the best acting school I could ever have attended." Archie does not take advantage of the G.I. [7] On another occasion, when asked to speak at the funeral of his friend Stretch Cunningham, Archie—surprised to learn that his friend was Jewish—overcomes his initial discomfort and delivers a moving eulogy, wearing a yarmulke, and closing with a heartfelt "shalom". Archie celebrates his 50th birthday in a 1974 episode and the character is last seen on the final episode of Archie Bunker's Place, titled "I'm Torn Here", on April 4, 1983. And, surprisingly, Jean did appear in five episodes of the first 14, but then realized she was truly done with the role and departed. Archie and Fred apparently are estranged for the next three-plus years. She was the only child of Archie and Edith Bunker, and she was married to—and eventually divorced from -- Michael Stivic. [17][18] Commentating on BBC Newsnight, political commentator Conrad Black referred to Donald Trump as having secured the "Archie Bunker vote" during the 2016 United States presidential election. [8], Archie was also known for his frequent malapropisms and spoonerisms. And, surprisingly, Jean did appear in five episodes of the first 14, but then realized she was truly done with the role and departed. During the show's first five seasons, Mike and Gloria live with Arch… We're hoping this is just Archie … In 1971, he made his debut as Archie Bunker on All in the Family, playing the role through that show’s end in 1979 and from that point to 1983 in the spin-off, Archie Bunker’s Place. News Daily. The infamous Archie Bunker, so brilliantly portrayed by Carroll O’Connor, had an opinion about everyone and everything. The original pilot mentions that in the 22 years Archie and Edith were married, Archie had attended church only seven times (including their wedding day) and that Archie had walked out of the sermon the most recent time, disgusted with the preacher's message (which he perceived as leftist). In 1972, Davis appeared in episode 21 of season 2 of All in the Family, and later appeared in episode 19 of season 1 of spin-off Archie Bunker's Place. Lear was shocked when Bunker quietly became a beloved figure to much of middle America. Edith elsewhere recollects that Archie fell asleep on their wedding night and reveals that their sex life has not been very active in recent years. In the episode "Archie & the Miracle", Archie explains to Mike that he believes he has the winning church raffle ticket #18 because "the Lord saved me on the 18th; I was born on the 18th of the month". 8. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! And, surprisingly, Jean did appear in five episodes of the first 14, but then realized she was truly done with the role and departed. Archie has a gruff, overbearing demeanor, largely defined by his bigotry towards a diverse group of individuals: blacks, Hispanics, "Commies", gays, hippies, Jews, Asians, Catholics, "women's libbers", and Polish–Americans are frequent targets of his barbs. A year earlier, he went under the knife so doctors could fix adhesions from a previous gall-bladder operation. But he won't get to the root of his problem, because the root of his problem is himself, and he doesn't know it. All rights reserved. Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played by Carroll O'Connor. Archie/Carroll had such an impact on pop culture that Archie's famous lounge chair, from which he railed against the world, now resides in the Smithsonian. Putting a further strain on the relationship was the 1981 arrival of Fred's 18-year-old daughter, Barbara ("Billie") Denise Miller, who is also upset over her father's marriage to someone not even three years older than she is (although in Archie Bunker's Place, Billie begins dating someone 15 years her senior). Before making it big on TV, the New York-born O'Connor got his start in supporting roles in the movies, often being typecast as the tough commander in such war films as Kelly's Heroes, In Harm's Way and The Devil's Brigade. (advertisement)", "Eric Cartman: America's Favorite Little $@#&*%", The Bunkers' chairs at the National Museum of American History, The 200th Episode Celebration of All in the Family, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Archie_Bunker&oldid=992860847, Articles with dead external links from July 2012, All articles with vague or ambiguous time, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2015, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from June 2019, Articles needing additional references from April 2016, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 14:18. After 12 years and more than 300 episodes, O’Connor never got the chance to give his career-making character a proper send-off. "We better not, ya know, kill our chickens before they cross the road." The talent lives on every night of your life in that character. He was best known for his Emmy-winning work as the bigoted, blue-collar Bunker patriarch on Norman Lear's landmark CBS '70s sitcom All in the Family, which was one of the highest-rated, most-debated shows ever. Stapleton died Friday at 90. In "The Return of Archie's Brother," the two seem to have reconciled, with Fred offering to invest $5,000 to put Archie's bar in a national syndicate. Carroll O'Connor, forever TV's curmudgeonly Archie Bunker, has died. Series creator Norman Lear admitted this is how his father treated Lear's mother.[4]. 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