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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:59 AM

Actor Charles Durning has died at age 89

Actor Charles Durning has died at age 89. The news came shortly after word that actor Jack Klugman passed away.




http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2012/12/25/us--tribute-durning--klugman.html

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Reply Actor Charles Durning has died at age 89 (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
bullwinkle428 Dec 2012 #1
Loudly Dec 2012 #2
Brigid Dec 2012 #5
oswaldactedalone Dec 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #4
okwmember Dec 2012 #6
whathehell Dec 2012 #12
Staph Dec 2012 #7
virgdem Dec 2012 #8
whathehell Dec 2012 #13
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2012 #9
The Straight Story Dec 2012 #10
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #11
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #14

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:28 AM

1. Damn! We're losing some great performers right and left

all of a sudden. Lots of memories of both he and Jack Klugman on TV from my younger, formative years...

RIP, sir.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:34 AM

2. Governor Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel

 

He'd sure like it if you ate his farina and voted him a second term.

We'd look like a bunch of johnny-come-latelys bringin' out our own ***.
Don't matter how stumpy!

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Response to Loudly (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. Our campaign is languishin'! *thump the table*

We're not one-at-a-timin' here--we're mass communicatin'!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:43 AM

3. Loved him in The Sting

as Lt. Snyder chasing Johnny Hooker and of course in Tootsie. RIP

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:51 AM

4. I've always loved him. Here's my favorite scene of his: TX governor, musical number, I Love to Dance

A Little Sidestep (it's so true, what politicians do!):



What a great character actor. He could do it all.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:33 PM

6. I was reading his obituary and was amazed at what a true hero he was.

Among the first wave of soldiers at Normandy, the only member of his unit to survive and a Silver Star and 3 Purple Hearts.
And on top of that, he really was a king among character actors. RIP.

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Response to okwmember (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:05 PM

12. Wow...Great...Thanks for this information. A great character actor. Awesome in all he did.


RIP, Charles.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

7. One of my favorite of Charles Durning's roles

was Ernie Yost, in an episode of NCIS. He played an aging WWI veteran and Medal of Honor winner, who accuses himself of having murdered his best friend during the battle of Iwo Jima. He was nominated for an Emmy for the role.


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Response to Staph (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:23 PM

8. One of my favorites as well...

probably one of the best episodes of NCIS ever. It's interesting how the story parallels real life events of his during WWII.

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Response to Staph (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:07 PM

13. The dancing scene alone made me cry. n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:31 PM

9. Awwww. Always liked him

Just watched one of my favorite 80s sci-fi movies with him in it.


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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:33 PM

10. I added that to my netflix queue a few days ago

Hoping to watch it tonight when off work. Cool movie and honestly forgot he was in it. Been a few years since I have seen it...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:36 PM

11. RIP

From Dog Day Afternoon:

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:09 PM

14. As much as I admired Durning as an actor, I respected him even more

for being willing to speak openly about his World War II experiences and how combat traumatized him. That was a brave thing for someone of the "suck it up" generation of vets to do, and it did a lot to help the veterans both of his generation who were still around when he opened up about the war and his emotional pain and the veterans of later conflicts.

At ease, soldier. Duty done. Thanks for your service.

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