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Charles Durning

Charles DurningBorn: 28-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Highland Falls, NY
Died: 24-Dec-2012
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Muppet Movie

Military service: US Army (Ranger, WWII)

Charles Durning joined the US Army when he was 17 years old, and during World War II he was seriously wounded by a mine and suffered severe bayonet wounds in hand-to-hand combat with Nazis. His unit was eventually defeated in Belgium by an SS Panzer unit, but Durning escaped and was spared the fate met by many of his friends -- the infamous Malmedy massacre, in which German officer Joachim Peiper had over 100 American prisoners shot dead without warning as they stood in a field. On 6 June 1944, Durning was with Allied troops for the invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings. For his military service, he was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. He later had a long career as a movie actor.

Father: James
Mother: Louise
Wife: Carol (div. 1972, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Michele
Son: Douglas
Daughter: Jeanine
Wife: Mary Ann Amelio (childhood sweetheart, m. 1973)

    Conservatory: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (one year)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6504 Hollywood Blvd.
    Purple Heart
    Silver Star
    French Legion of Honor
    Tony 1990 for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
    Golden Globe 1991 for The Kennedys of Massachusetts
    Shrapnel Injury
    Taken Prisoner of War
    Risk Factors: Obesity

    Rescue Me Tommy's Dad (2004-07)
    First Monday Justice Henry Hoskins (2002)
    Family Guy Francis Griffin (1999-2007)
    Now and Again Narrator (1999-2000)
    Everybody Loves Raymond Fr. Hubley (1998-2002)
    Orleans Frank Vitelli (1997)
    Evening Shade Dr. Harlan Elldridge (1990-94)
    Another World Police Chief Gil McGowan (1972)

    The Life Zone (10-Jun-2011)
    A Bunch of Amateurs (17-Nov-2008)
    iMurders (9-Aug-2008) · Dr. Seamus St. Martin
    Break (Jun-2008)
    Deal (29-Jan-2008)
    Good Dick (Jan-2008) · Charlie
    The Golden Boys (3-Nov-2007) · John Bartlett
    Desperation (23-May-2006) · Tom Billingsley
    Local Color (29-Apr-2006) · Yammi
    Miracle Dogs Too (21-Jan-2006) · Capt. Pete
    Dirty Deeds (26-Aug-2005) · Victor Rasdale
    The L.A. Riot Spectacular (25-Apr-2005) · Steve Lerman
    Detective (2005)
    A Very Married Christmas (5-Dec-2004)
    A Boyfriend for Christmas (27-Nov-2004)
    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Himself
    Mr. St. Nick (16-Nov-2002)
    Mother Ghost (8-Aug-2002) · Granddad
    Bleacher Bums (7-Apr-2002)
    The Judge (6-May-2001)
    Lakeboat (13-Apr-2001)
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (22-Dec-2000)
    State and Main (26-Aug-2000) · Mayor George Bailey
    The Last Producer (22-Aug-2000)
    Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (14-Nov-1999)
    Justice (30-Apr-1999)
    Hard Time: The Premonition (28-Feb-1999)
    Hard Time (13-Dec-1998)
    A Chance of Snow (7-Dec-1998)
    Hi-Life (27-Nov-1998) · Fatty
    Jerry and Tom (19-Jan-1998) · Vic
    Shelter (16-Jan-1998)
    One Fine Day (20-Dec-1996) · Lew
    Mrs. Santa Claus (8-Dec-1996)
    Spy Hard (24-May-1996) · The Director
    The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996) [VOICE]
    Home for the Holidays (3-Nov-1995)
    The Grass Harp (10-Sep-1995)
    The Last Supper (8-Sep-1995) · Rev. Hutchens
    A Woman of Independent Means (19-Feb-1995)
    I.Q. (25-Dec-1994) · Louis Bamberger
    The Hudsucker Proxy (11-Mar-1994) · Waring Hudsucker
    The Music of Chance (4-Jun-1993) · Bill Flower
    When a Stranger Calls Back (4-Apr-1993)
    Tales from Hollywood (19-Oct-1992)
    The Water Engine (24-Aug-1992)
    V. I. Warshawski (26-Jul-1991)
    Dick Tracy (15-Jun-1990) · Chief Brandon
    Project: Alien (1990)
    Cat Chaser (8-Dec-1989)
    Brenda Starr (20-Jul-1989) · Editor Francis I. Livright
    Unholy Matrimony (3-Oct-1988)
    Far North (10-Sep-1988)
    Cop (Mar-1988)
    A Tiger's Tale (12-Feb-1988)
    The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (31-Oct-1987)
    Hadley's Rebellion (24-Sep-1987)
    Happy New Year (7-Aug-1987)
    The Rosary Murders (9-May-1987)
    Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III (1987)
    Solarbabies (26-Nov-1986) · The Warden
    Tough Guys (3-Oct-1986)
    Where the River Runs Black (11-Sep-1986)
    Big Trouble (30-May-1986)
    Death of a Salesman (14-Sep-1985) · Charley
    Stand Alone (Sep-1985)
    Stick (25-Jul-1985) · Chucky
    The Man with One Red Shoe (19-Jul-1985) · Ross
    Mass Appeal (6-Dec-1984)
    Two of a Kind (16-Dec-1983)
    To Be or Not To Be (16-Dec-1983) · Col. Erhardt
    Tootsie (17-Dec-1982) · Les
    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (23-Jul-1982) · Governor
    Sharky's Machine (18-Dec-1981)
    Dark Night of the Scarecrow (24-Oct-1981)
    True Confessions (2-Oct-1981) · Jack Amsterdam
    The Best Little Girl in the World (11-May-1981)
    Crisis at Central High (4-Feb-1981)
    The Final Countdown (9-Jul-1980) · Sen. Samuel Chapman
    Die Laughing (Apr-1980)
    Attica (2-Mar-1980)
    Tilt (18-Jan-1980)
    When a Stranger Calls (12-Oct-1979)
    Starting Over (5-Oct-1979)
    North Dallas Forty (3-Aug-1979) · Coach Johnson
    The Muppet Movie (22-Jun-1979)
    The Greek Tycoon (29-Jul-1978)
    An Enemy of the People (17-Mar-1978)
    The Fury (10-Mar-1978) · Dr. Jim McKeever
    The Choirboys (23-Dec-1977) · Spermwhale Whalen
    Twilight's Last Gleaming (9-Feb-1977)
    Captains and the Kings (30-Sep-1976)
    Harry and Walter Go to New York (17-Jun-1976) · Rufus T. Crisp
    Breakheart Pass (25-Dec-1975) · O'Brien
    The Hindenburg (25-Dec-1975) · Capt. Pruss
    Dog Day Afternoon (21-Sep-1975) · Moretti
    Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (13-Feb-1975) · Al Green
    The Front Page (17-Dec-1974) · Murphy
    The Sting (25-Dec-1973) · Lt. Wm. Snyder
    Sisters (27-Mar-1973) · Joseph Larch
    Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (25-Feb-1972)
    Deadhead Miles (1972)
    The Pursuit of Happiness (23-Feb-1971)
    I Walk the Line (18-Nov-1970) · Deputy Wylie Hunnicutt
    Hi, Mom! (27-Apr-1970)
    Harvey Middleman, Fireman (12-Jul-1965)

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