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Charles Durning

28 February 1923 to 24 December 2012

A redoubtable American character actor equally adept at comedy or drama, Durning came to prominence in The Sting (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Later films include Tootsie (1982), The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982), To Be or Not To Be (1983) and O, Brother Where Art Thou? (2000).

- Read Charles Durning's Guardian obituary here