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Charles Durning Obituary

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012


Charles Durning dies at 89; Tony winner also got Oscar, Emmy nods



He broke through at 49 in ‘That Championship Season.’ In film, he impressed in ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ and on TV was costar of ‘Evening Shade.’


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 25, 2012


Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy “Tootsie” and the TV sitcom “Evening Shade,” died Monday. He was 89.


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Charles Durning Gets Star…

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Charles Durning gets Hollywood star



LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — From World War II hero to dancer and award-winning actor, Charles Durning has lived a storied life. The 85-year-old added to that resume Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to one for his idol, James Cagney.


“Cagney was my favorite actor and favorite person,” Durning told The Associated Press after the ceremony unveiling the Walk of Fame’s 2,366th star. “I met him once and he was very kind to me. I never got a chance to tell him what I thought, that he was my hero.”


Durning’s more than 100 movie credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Tootsie, Dog Day Afternoon, To Be or Not To Be, The Sting and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)