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Appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Sting (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and Tootsie (1982). Of those, The Sting (1973) is a winner in the category.
Part of my life I tried to keep secret... and deliberately. When I first got into this business and told people that I was in burlesque, they immediately characterized me. Right away, when they say 'burlesque,' you think of Bert Lahr, Phil Silvers, ...
Usually has played burly and tough but genial characters
King of Character Actors
Charles Edward Durning
Highland Falls, New York, USA
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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