The film acting world lost one of its greats with the passing of Charles Durning yesterday. Our NYC acting school sends our condolences to the Durning family, and the many professionals whose lives were touched by working with Mr. Durning. We are grateful for Mr. Durning's many contributions to stage and film as a talented, versatile actor.
From the New York Times:
"Charles Durning, who overcame poverty, battlefield trauma and nagging self-doubt to become an acclaimed character actor, whether on stage as Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or in film as the lonely widower smitten with a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie,” died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.
Mr. Durning won a Tony Award for best featured actor in a play for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.' "