Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Performer

Charles Durning, a portly character actor who came into his own during his middle years, playing an endless array of comic and dramatic roles in every entertainment medium, died Dec. 24 2012 in New York. He was 89.

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  • Born: Feb 28, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York
  • Death: Dec 24, 2012 in New York, NY

Roles (19)

Gore Vidal's the Best Man Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 2000 The Best Man (2000)
Opened Sep 17, 2000
  • as Ex-President Arthur Hockstader (Original)
Gore Vidal's The Best Man - Opening Night
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The Gin Game Playbill - April 1997 The Gin Game (1997)
Opened Apr 20, 1997
  • as Weller Martin (Original)
The Gin Game - Opening Night
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Inherit the Wind Playbill - Opening Night, April 1996 Inherit the Wind (1996)
Opened Apr 4, 1996
  • as Matthew Harrison Brady (Original)
Inherit the Wind - Opening Night
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Playbill - May 1990 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1990)
Opened Mar 21, 1990
  • as Big Daddy (Original)
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Knock Knock Playbill - Feb 1976 Knock Knock (1976)
Opened Feb 24, 1976
  • as Cohn (Replacement)
  • Arrived on May 26, 1976
The au Pair Man Playbill - Jan 1974 The Au Pair Man (1973)
Opened Dec 27, 1973
  • as Eugene Hartigan (Original)
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Boom Boom Room Playbill - Nov 1973 Boom Boom Room (1973)
Opened Nov 8, 1973
  • as Harold (Original)
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That Championship Season Playbill - Oct 1972 That Championship Season (1972)
Opened Sep 14, 1972
  • as George Sikowski (Original)
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Indians Playbill - Oct 1969 Indians (1969)
Opened Oct 13, 1969
  • as Ned Buntline (Original)
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The Happy Time Playbill - Jan 1968 The Happy Time (1968)
Opened Jan 18, 1968
  • as Louis Bonnard (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance That Championship Season Winner
Outer Critics Circle
2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play The Best Man Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Nominee
Tony Award
1990 Featured Actor in a Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Winner