Charles Durning

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Biography

  • 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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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:
  • James Durning - Father
  • Mary Anne Amelio - Wife
  • Louise Durning - Mother
  • Carol Durning - Ex-wife
  • Jeanine Durning - Daughter
  • Douglas Durning - Son
  • Michele Durning - Daughter
  • Charles Durning Awards:
  • 1990 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series - 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
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - 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
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Nominee
  • 1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY

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