Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
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|Birth:||2nd August, 1924|
|Death:||21st June, 2001|
|Profession:||Actor, Director, Musician, Producer|
O'Connor, an Irish American, was the eldest of three sons born in Manhattan, New York. O'Connor spent much of his youth in Elmhurst and Forest Hills, Queens, in the same borough in which his character Archie Bunker would later live. In 1941 O'Connor enrolled at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, but dropped out when the United States entered World War II. During World War II he was rejected by the United States Navy and enrolled in the United States Merchant Marine Academy for a short time. After leaving that institution, he became a merchant seaman. O'Connor attended the University of Montana-Missoula. He also worked at the Montana Kaimin student newspaper as an editor. At the U of M, O'Connor joined Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. At that time, however, O'Connor did not take any drama courses as an undergraduate. O'Connor later left U of M to help his younger brother Hugh get into medical school in Ireland, where he completed his studies at the University College Dublin. It was there that he began acting in Theatre.
After he graduated from the University of Montana in 1951 with degrees in drama and English, O'Connor's fiancée, Nancy, sailed to Ireland to meet O'Connor. The couple was married there on July 28, 1951. In 1956, O'Connor returned to Missoula to earn a master's degree in speech. After acting in theatrical productions in Dublin (Ireland) and New York during the 1950s, O'Connor's breakthrough came when he was cast by director Burgess Meredith in a featured role in the Broadway adaptation of James Joyce's novel Ulysses. O'Connor made his television acting debut as a character actor on two episodes of Sunday Showcase.
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