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DeadPool Update: Charles Durning

Posted by ArmedGeek on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in Deadpool

Charles Durning

From the Washington Post:

Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge.

His hard life and wartime trauma provided the basis for a prolific 50-year career as a consummate Oscar-nominated character actor, playing everyone from a Nazi colonel to the pope to Dustin Hoffman’s would-be suitor in “Tootsie.”

Durning, who died Monday at age 89 in New York, got his start as an usher at a burlesque theater in Buffalo, N.Y. When one of the comedians showed up too drunk to go on, Durning took his place. He would recall years later that he was hooked as soon as heard the audience laughing.

Reiuxcat gets the 2 for the report. Broozer however is the big winner today with both Klugman and Durning. I’m starting to get suspicious.

Bring on the comments

  1. Sentry says:

    Great actor, he was always able to make me either love or hate his character…although I always get him confused with Kenneth McMillan for some reason.

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  2. Reiuxcat says:

    A true war hero. His narration of a two part D-Day documentary is perfect. You can catch it on the military channel from time to time.

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  3. LC Draco says:

    I always liked him….didn’t know his past. Wow….just wow!!

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  4. PrimEvil says:

    Here’s two more names to add to your DeadPool lists:

    Mikhail Kalashnikov, and

    George H.W. Bush.

    Both are currently hospitalized, in intensive care.

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