Personal Award: Carroll O’Connor for “Edith’s Death” (“All in the Family”)
To Carroll O’Connor, a personal Peabody Award for his work in Edith’s Death, an episode in the Archie Bunker’s Place series. O’Connor’s sensitive reaction to the loss of Archie’s beloved wife, Edith, is so profound, so moving and so real that it becomes more than a performance; it has all the agony of real grief. Millions of viewers loved Edith and they shared in Archie’s loss with sincere sympathy. Carroll O’Connor achieved a new and well-deserved recognition as an actor of unlimited emotional range.