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Carroll O’Connor (Real Name is John O’Connor)

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Sitcom actor Carroll O’Connor was a heavyweight within the realm of comedy. His animated reactions were legendary — as were the elements of physical comedy. Few possessed his presence on stage, which automatically drew all of the attention seemingly to him. Surely wanting a stage name with a bit more pizzazz than ‘John’ (apologizes to all of the Johns out there), he opted for his middle name of Carroll. It served him well, as he initially did theater stateside and in Ireland become emerging on television.