"I was born a character actor," Durning told USA TODAY in 1990, when he starred as Big Daddy in a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. "I was born looking older — and I've been aging since I was a teenager."_____
"The actor's actor," as Durning was eulogized by Henry Winkler on Twitter after his death, he portrayed everyone from blustery public officials to comic foils to put-upon everymen. But he may be best remembered by movie audiences for his Oscar-nominated, over-the-top role as a comically corrupt governor in 1982's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Singer Ray Collins, 76, has died following an induced coma. He sang with the Mothers of Invention rock group.
For those who would like to read of a roundup of this year's obituaries of prominent people, here is one link of many.
There were many prominent people who passed away this year.
Unreal this kind of nonsense is going on in the 21st century.