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Gern Blanston 1
The New York Times has a really nice obituary. Charles Durning was among the first wave of soldiers to storm the beaches of Normandy in WWII. An amazing life.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/movies…
Posted by Gern Blanston on December 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM · Report this
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That's one of my favorite bits of film - a delight in an otherwise yawn-some movie.

They don't make 'em like him any more.
Posted by Chakolate on December 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM · Report this
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What a great clip. Thanks for posting Dan.
Posted by I Got Nuthin' on December 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM · Report this
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milemarker 6
Fell for the guy when I saw him in a 1975 movie called Queen Of The Stardust Ballroom with Maureen Stapleton. It was tender sweet and he was charming.
Posted by milemarker on December 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM · Report this
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"I'm MASS communicating here!" and so many other great lines in his other governor role in O Brother Where Art Thou. Great actor.
Posted by DawginExile on December 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM · Report this
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Loved him in Evening Shade and really everything else I saw him in.
Was disappointed that he wasn't tapped to play Boss Hog in the Dukes of Hazzard movie, but since Billy Bob Thornton wasn't cast as Roscoe and the Wilson brothers weren't cast as them Duke boys, it didn't matter anyhow.
Posted by Sir Vic on December 26, 2012 at 8:18 AM · Report this
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He had a great and varied career. He was charming and/or interesting in most everything he did.
Posted by Mugwumpt on December 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 10
and jessica lange's dad in 'tootsie'. he was one of the greats. RIP, mr. durning.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on December 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this

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