Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Actor Charles Durning Dead at 89

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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

2 comments:

  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

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

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