Charles Durning Has Died

At the age of 89, on Christmas Eve, Charles Durning died. And because I took the whole week off last week from the internet, and news in general, I'm only just finding out now. And I feel shitty about that.

Durning was a favourite character actor of mine, and best remembered by me for his roles in several Coen Brother's features (Hudsucker Proxy being my favourite), and as the primary villain in the Muppet Movie. He was a veteran of World War II (the most decorated veteran alive, while he was), which is discussed at length in the episode of Dinner for Five above, by his long time friend Burt Reynolds, as Durning preferred not to discuss this time in combat.

And I never know how to finish these sorts of posts.

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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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