Charles Durning, American Actor (1923-2012)

Charles Durning

Tootsie, 1982

American actor Charles Durning passed away on December 24, 2012 at his home in Manhattan. Durning’s 50-year acting career saw him play many character roles, especially blue collar ones. The New York Times has a comprehensive obituary for Durning.

Notably, he played the singing and dancing governor in the 1982 film, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas:

photo by Columbia Pictures, via Getty Images/The New York Times

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