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Charles Durning Fast Facts:
Left home at 16.
Enlisted in the Army and landed on Normandy on D-Day; also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts for his combat duty.
Before embarking on an acting career, worked as an usher in a burlesque house and taught ballroom dancing.
Trained alongside Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst and Grace Kelly at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Is a former boxer.
Married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Anne Amelio.
Played Santa Claus at least five times in films.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.
Charles Durning Relationships:
Douglas Durning - Son
Michele Durning - Daughter
Mary Anne Amelio - Wife
James Durning - Father
Louise Durning - Mother
Carol Durning - Ex-wife
Jeanine Durning - Daughter
Charles Durning Awards:
1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Nominee
1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
2005 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1990 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series - Nominee
1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY
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