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.