Charles Durning

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  • Birth Place: Highland Falls, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/28/1923, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 12/24/2012
  • Profession: Actor
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Holiday Weekend Playlist: Garish Candelabra, Earnest Ring

No one saves face in director Steven Soderbergh's ghoulishly entertaining, opulently produced Behind the Candelabra (Sunday, 9/8c), HBO's grandest, gaudiest and most fascinating movie in quite a long while — probably since last year's Game Change, in which Julianne Moore's uncanny impersonation of Sarah Palin swept the awards the way Michael Douglas is likely to repeat with his equally astonishing transformation into the flamboyant but closeted "Mr. Showmanship" Liberace.

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VIDEO: Family Guy: Family Goy

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Aired: 10/4/2009

Lois finds out some surprising news. watch

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Length: 21:17
Aired: 10/4/2009

When Lois goes to the doctor to test for cancer, the doctor looks at her family medical history and surprises her with the news that she's Jewish. watch

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The Final Hit
The Muppet Movie
THE LAST SUPPER
A Tiger's Tale

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Deal
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The Deal (2008)

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Ashes
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Jeter
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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 The National Memorial Day Concert 2013 TV Show Series, Remarks by
2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 Deal Movie, Actor - Charlie Adler
2007 National Memorial Day Concert TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 National Memorial Day Concert TV Show Series, Performer

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Holiday Milestones! Stay Up to Date on the Latest Celeb Weddings, Pregnancies and More

The holidays are a special time for many, but for some celebrities, there was even more to celebrate this year.

Kate Winslet revealed she had married beau Ned Rocknroll in a super-secret ceremony. Janet Jackson's boyfriend reportedly put a ring on it. Several famous names also announced new or upcoming additions to their family, such as Jessica Simpson's adorable Christmas Day Twitter picture that confirmed her long-rumored second pregnancy. Sadly, however, the holidays also brought the loss of several beloved celebrities, including The Odd Couple's Jack Klugman and... read more

Oscar-Nominated Character Actor Charles Durning Dies at 89

Character actor Charles Durning has passed away of natural causes, the Associated Press reports. Durning died on Monday in his Manhattan home at the age of 89. read more

The SAG Awards: Solidarity at 75

If this year’s SAG Awards (simulcast Sunday on TNT and TBS) will be remembered for anything, it won’t be for who won or lost—there was little surprise and virtually no suspense in the no-frills ceremony—but for its symbolic timing in the middle of a painful, industry-crippling labor strike.Airing two weeks after the pathetic teleconference-style Golden Globes braadcast, hobbled together after the threat of pickets shut down that night’s gala, the SAGs (marking the union's 75th anniversary) attracted a glittery gathering of movie and TV stars—although there were still some curious no-shows, including TV winners Alec Baldwin, Kevin Kline and this year’s People’s Choice host Queen Latifah as well as film nominee George Clooney. More than a few voiced their support on stage for their striking brethren in the WGA Guild, including Tina Fey (herself a WGA member) and Julie Christie, who noted, “It’s lovely to receive an award from your own ... read more

Jericho, Boondocks and More Short Cuts

Jericho: The First Season arrives on DVD Oct. 2 in a six-disc, 22-episode set. My copy came packed with (real, not styrofoam) peanuts; yours, probably not.... Tuesday's premiere of CBS' Cane will be fully sponsored by Chevrolet and thus feature limited commercial breaks.... Season 2 of Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks premieres on Adult Swim Oct. 8 at 11:30 pm/ET.... Charles Durning will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award when the 14th Annual SAG Awards are presented on Jan. 27, 2008.... From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, Starbucks will give away a total of 50 million free "Song of the Day" downloads, starting with Bob Dylan's "Joker Man," to promote a new iTunes wireless service. read more

Finale Watch: Rescue Me Nods Off

After Wednesday’s formless, scattershot finale of Rescue Me, I’m with Charles Durning. Almost. Head down, eyes closed, taking a long, long nap. For me, this respite will last until next summer, when Rescue Me returns for its fifth and what we have to hope will be a more satisfying season. For Durning, who played Tommy’s dad, there’s no waking up. Will he in retrospect be seen as the lucky one?In a poignant though not entirely unpredictable moment, made more notable for a quiet tenderness one rarely sees on this raw and raucous show, Tommy’s dad slipped away into a final rest as he sat beside his son at a minor-league baseball game. He brushes something off his clothes and then he’s gone. Just like that. Sure beats the violent end that has come to most people Tommy has lost during the run of this series. And yet: sad. Denis Leary played the reaction beautifully. Poor Tommy.I will try to resist using the most obvious baseball-as-life-metaphor analogy here... read more

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