Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Actor Charles Durning Dead at 89

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Character actor Charles Durning, creator of memorable parts in Tootsie, The Sting, and North Dallas Forty passed away today at 89.

In addition to being a prolific actor, Charles Durning was a WWII veteran of the Normandy invasion. He received the Silver Star for valor and three Purple Hearts.

The New York Times has a great write up of the man and his career here.

Rest in peace, Mr. Durning. And thank you for your service.

H/T Memeorandum


  1. Will always remember Durning's character in "O Brother, Where Art Thou," who being corrupt instead of racist was the lesser of two evil politicians. www.quodestasedixit.blogspot.com

    1. That was a great movie. Very loosely modeled after Homer's Odyssey.


Related Posts with Thumbnails