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Charles Durning

Charles Durning's biography

Charles Edward Durning is 89 years old stage actor born at Highland Falls. He was born on Wednesday 28th of February 1923. Charles is often nicknamed as Chuck, Charlie, King of Character Actors. According to year of birth 1923 Charles belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 28th of February means Charles is Pisces. Pisces is a Watery Sign. They are very intuitive people. They are empathic, emotional and highly spiritual in nature.

He is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. He is roman catholic. His primary profession is to be stage actor. You can know Charles also as film actor. Charles is recently known as television actor.

Charles Durning's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, James I. O'Neill High School.

Charles Durning's career

Charles´s main focus is to be stage actor. Charles is famous thanks to Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti In Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Doc Hopper In The Muppet Movie (1979), Leslie "Les" Nichols In Tootsie (1982)..

Is Charles Durning gay ?

Charles is known to be straight.

How did Charles Durning die

Charles died on on Monday 24th of December 2012 when he was 89 years old at New York City. Charles Durnings death was caused by natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Charles Durning's Awards

  • Won Broadway's 1990 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for portraying Big Daddy in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
  • Was the recipient of the 44th Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for 2007. [December 2007]

Charles Durning's Nominations

  • Charles was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1982
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

What else you don't know about Charles Durning ?

His middle name is Edward.

What Charles Durning has done for a first time

  • His first job in the entertainment field was as an usher at a burlesque house. His career officially started as a singer with a band at the age of 16, before going into acting. His first professional play was in Buffalo before he went off to war.
  • He had three children with his first wife, Carole: daughters, Michele and Jeanine; and a son, Douglas Edward.
  • Developed an interest in Acting at the age of 28 when, while working as an usher, he was called onstage to replace a drunken Actor. Durning said he was hooked when he first heard the audience laugh.

Charles Durning's quotes

  • Dancing came easy for me. Acting came hard.
  • I would rather do a play because it's instantaneous. You go on the stage, and you know whether it's happening or not. Somebody asked me "what is acting?" And I said, "acting is listening." And if you ain't listening, nobody's listening.
  • I can't count how many of my friends are in the cemetery at Normandy, the heroes are still there, the real heroes.
  • [on what he thought his image was] Image? Hell, I don't have an image.
  • [from an interview in 2008] They're going to carry me out, if I go.
  • I never turned down anything and never argued with any producer or director.
  • [from a 1997 interview] If I'm not in a part, I drive my wife crazy. I'll go downstairs to get the mail, and when I come back I'll say, "Any calls for me?".
  • 'A Chorus Line' is an actor's play about actors. When that girl starts singing 'What I Did for Love', it has nothing to do with sex. It's the love of the theatre - the horror, the heartbreak, the disappointments. We've all had our share.
  • [Advice on acting] The thing to do is to keep taking chances. If you're going to learn anything, you've got to learn from the masters. Plus you've got to work with the talented beginner too.
  • I was in the business ten years before the actors began to notice me. Then it took another five years before the agents and producers noticed me. Five years after that, the public found me. And five or six years later, the critics took note.
  • James Cagney is probably the reason I became an actor. I think I learned much of what I know about acting from watching James Cagney movies. When people ask me, I tell them I didn't go to school. I learned directly from Cagney.
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Charles Durning's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Charles Durning looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 5' 8" (173 cm). Body build is large. Charles´s eyes are tinted blue. His hair is shade of grey.