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|ARCHIE BUNKER FOR '72! (1872)
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|Creative House Chicago 60641 copyright '72 T.P. Inc.
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Archie Bunker, as played by Carroll O’Connor, was the lead character on the 1970s hit television show All In the Family. The show ran from 1971-1979 and redefined how social issues could be incorporated in entertainment. Because it combined comedy with dramatic real-life issues, the show has become known as one of the greatest television shows of all time. The show, and its actors, received numerous awards including several Emmy’s. Culturally the show impacted many aspects of society. Dozens of modern television shows have made reference to the show. The chairs that were used by the main characters, Archie and Edith Bunker, are even owned and on display at the Smithsonian Museum.
In 1972, All in the Family and its cast of characters were promoted with merchandise as a tie-in with the U.S. presidential election of that year.