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Old 12-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor and WWII Hero, Dies at 89

Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 89

Published: December 25, 2012

Charles Durning, who overcame poverty, battlefield trauma and nagging self-doubt to become an acclaimed character actor, whether on stage as Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or in film as the lonely widower smitten with a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie,” died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.

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