All in the Family Cast and Facts – Things You Need to Know

Mickey Rooney Actually Turned Down the Role of Archie

Being a televisions series that tackle controversial subjects like rape, homophobia, and racism, All in the Family has really and immediately changed the face of television. It signified a flood of other situational comedies dealing with controversial topics in realistic ways. The series also includes The Jeffersons, Chico & The Man, Good Times, Maude, Sanford, and Son.

We will reveal some of the interesting facts and the cast of the series that you have not once heard before.

As Lear thrown the series to Rooney, he described the role as a bigot who uses words just like the spade. It was then that Carroll O’ Connor read for the role. After the refusal of Rooney, he landed immediately into the role.