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: