Charles Durning, (1923- 2012), R.I.P., Dances Out Doin’ The Sidestep

December 27, 2012
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Charles Durning: of a time when service and sacrifice were expected.

Charles Durning: of a time when service and sacrifice were expected.

Charles Durning, the great American character actor, D-Day Survivor/WWII P.O.W, sadly passed on this week. As with all our old familar Hollywood/Broadway friends who have delighted & inspired us through the years, Durning is immortally in his prime on film and record as he offers up Politics as Usual below. There was a time when actors had something substantial to add to our culture because they brought significant life experience to their work. R.I.P., Mr. D.

Doin’ the “SideStep,” business as usual, right up to the minute.

And in tragic counterpoint, the central, formative event of Durning’s life:

3 Responses to Charles Durning, (1923- 2012), R.I.P., Dances Out Doin’ The Sidestep

  1. chrisswider@gmail.com on December 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Fred,
    Thanks for posting this. Very moving.
    Chris Swider
    (Carol Arthur’s husband)

    • Fred on December 28, 2012 at 4:26 am

      Thanks, Chris. Look forward to meeting one of these days.

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