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Old 12-25-2012, 01:35 PM
Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor and WWII Hero, Dies at 89

Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 89

By ROBERT BERKVIST
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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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/mo...9.html?hp&_r=0
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:36 PM


Charles Durning rehearsing on the set of CBS’s “First Monday” in 2001.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:13 AM
He was great in Dog Day Afternoon and The Sting. Great actor and great war hero.

RIP
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:16 PM
One of those guys who could blend into the scenery or stand out in a crowd. He came from humble beginnings to be one of the best. RIP
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