Charles Durning (Performer) | Playbill

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 27, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York
  • Death: Dec 23, 2012 in New York, NY

Roles (19)

Gore Vidal's the Best Man Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 2000 The Best Man
Opened September 17, 2000
  • as Ex-President Arthur Hockstader (Original)
Gore Vidal's the Best Man Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 2000
The Gin Game Playbill - April 1997 The Gin Game
Opened April 20, 1997
  • as Weller Martin (Original)
The Gin Game Playbill - April 1997
Inherit the Wind Playbill - Opening Night, April 1996 Inherit the Wind
Opened April 04, 1996
  • as Matthew Harrison Brady (Original)
Inherit the Wind Playbill - Opening Night, April 1996
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Playbill - May 1990 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Opened March 21, 1990
  • as Big Daddy (Original)
Knock Knock Playbill - Feb 1976 Knock Knock
Opened February 24, 1976
  • as Cohn (Replacement)
    Arrived On May 26, 1976
The au Pair Man Playbill - Jan 1974 The Au Pair Man
Opened December 27, 1973
  • as Eugene Hartigan (Original)
Boom Boom Room Playbill - Nov 1973 Boom Boom Room
Opened November 08, 1973
  • as Harold (Original)
That Championship Season Playbill - Oct 1972 That Championship Season
Opened September 14, 1972
  • as George Sikowski (Original)
That Championship Season Playbill - Oct 1972
Indians Playbill - Oct 1969 Indians
Opened October 13, 1969
  • as Ned Buntline (Original)
Indians Playbill - Oct 1969
The Happy Time Playbill - Jan 1968 The Happy Time
Opened January 18, 1968
  • as Louis Bonnard (Original)
Pousse-Café Playbill - March 1966 Pousse-Café
Opened March 18, 1966
  • as Dean Stewart (Original)
  • as Maurice (Original)
  • as Artie (Original)
Drat! The Cat! Playbill - Oct 1965 Drat! The Cat!
Opened October 10, 1965
  • as Pincer (Original)
Poor Bitos Playbill - Nov 1964 Poor Bitos
Opened November 14, 1964
  • as Brassac (Tallien) (Original)
  • as Charles (Original)
  • as Julien (Danton) (Original)
  • as Phillippe (Jesuit Father) (Original)
  • as Vulturne (Mirabeau) (Original)

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Winner
Outer Critics Circle
2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
Tony Award
1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play Winner
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