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Charles Durning

Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Durning


Charles Durning

American actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1923.

Countries: United States (56%), France (15%), Canada (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tony Randall, George C. Scott, Normandy

Linked to: Associated Press, Discovery Channel, PBS




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Charles Durning was born in 1923 add something


Durning participated in the Normandy Invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was among the first troops to land at Omaha Beach add something


Durning was wounded by a German S Mine on June 15, 1944, at Les Mare des Mares, France add something


He arrived back at the front in time to take part in the Battle of the Bulge, the German counter-offensive through the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg in December 1944 add something


Although severely wounded by shrapnel in the left and right thighs, the right hand, the frontal region of the head, and the anterior left chest wall, Durning recovered quickly and was determined to be fit for duty on December 6, 1944 add something


He remained in Army hospitals to receive treatment for wounds until being discharged with the rank of Private First Class on January 30, 1946 add something


Conrad Bain - He studied in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where his classmates included actor Charles Durning and comedian Don_Rickles; he became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1946 before graduating in 1948


Among his most acclaimed performances were the role of Mayor George Sitkowski in the original production of Jason Miller's "That Championship Season" in 1973 add something


The Best Little Girl in the World - Actors Jason Miller and Charles Durning were close friends; Durning's career making performance was in Miller's 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning play "That Championship Season


Sisters (1973 film) - "'Sisters"' is a 1973 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning


In 1976, he received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the television mini-series "Captains and the Kings" add something


In 1979, he played Doc Hopper, the main villain in "The Muppet Movie" add something


He has received Academy award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1982 and for "To Be or Not to Be" in 1983 add something


The two actors worked together again in a 1985 TV production of "Death of a Salesman" add something


Tricia Leigh Fisher - Fisher made her debut in the 1985 crime drama "Stick", starring Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, and Charles Durning


La bonne annee - The film was remade in 1987 by John G. Avildsen as "Happy New Year", starring Peter Falk, Charles Durning, and Wendy Hughes


His Tony award winning performance as Big Daddy in the 1989 revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Matthew Harrison Brady to George C. Scott's Henry Drummond in the Tony Randall produced revival of "Inherit the Wind" in 1997, and Charley in the 1980 revival of "Death of a Salesman" starring Dustin Hoffman and Kate Reid add something


He won a Golden Globe in 1990 for his supporting role in the television miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts" add something


He won a Tony award for his portrayal of Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 1990 add something


In 1993, Durning guest starred in the Sean Penn-directed music video for "Dance with the One That Brought You" by Shania Twain add something


In 1996 he played Lew in the romantic comedy "One Fine Day" and Santa Claus in the Sesame Street home video "Elmo Saves Christmas" add something


Tom Aldredge - He was part of the 1997 all-star revival of "Inherit the Wind" produced by Tony Randall, playing Rev. Brown in an ensemble that included George C. Scott, Charles Durning, and Anthony Heald


From 1998-2002, he subsequently had a recurring role on "Everybody Loves Raymond" as the Barone family's long-suffering parish priest, Father Hubley add something


He was nominated for an Emmy award for his portrayal of a Marine veteran in "Call of Silence," an episode of the television series "NCIS", first broadcast November 23, 2004 add something


Durning was honored with the Life Achievement award at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild award Ceremony on January 27, 2008 add something


In April 2008 Durning received the National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French consul in Los Angeles, awarded to those who served with distinction in France add something


On July 31, 2008, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to the one of his idols, James Cagney add something


Jonathan Edwards (musician) - In 2008, Edwards appeared in the romantic comedy film "The Golden Boys", starring Bruce Dern, David Carradine, Charles Durning, Mariel_Hemingway, and Rip Torn

Charles Durning died in 2012 add something


Charles Durning died of natural causes at his home in Manhattan on December 24, 2012, aged 89 and was subsequently buried at Arlington National Cemetery add something


On December 27, 2012, Broadway theaters dimmed their lights to honor him add something


On May 26, 2013, Durning was paid a special tribute at the National Memorial Day Concert at which Taps was sounded in his honor add something