RIP Charles Durning-Actor and Soldier

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Hollywood lost a classic yesterday- Charles Durning passed away at 89. His song and dance as the Governor from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" is timeless- and is the perfect depiction of the American Politician. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLqKVnNpQ4s

    Less well known- he landed in Normandy in the first wave of D-Day with the First ID and was a POW from the Battle of the Bulge. He won the Silver Star and 3 Purple Hearts.
    He will be buried at Arlington
    RIP Charles Durning.
     
  2. scoutpilot

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    Born in Highland Falls, NY in 1923. What a life.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    He was a regular on the National Memorial Day Concert. He and Ozzie Davis hosted for many years. It was great to have WWII vets hosting but, alas, time is taking it's toll.
     
  5. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

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    More from the AP article:
     
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    RIP Charles Durning....

    There are not only Americans, but young Americans, who could ;earn from a truw hero and gentleman, like Mr. Durning.

    God Bless and Good Speed,

    RGK
     
  7. AF6872

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    A great and humble man who entertained us for many years. He always controlled the screen when he was on. The quotes from his many appearances are timeless and too many to mention. Arlington is fitting. RIP
     

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