Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Obituaries and Etc.

Obituary: Character actor Charles Durning, 89, one of those actors whose face you'd always see but never know his name, of natural causes:

"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.
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Singer Ray Collins, 76, has died following an induced coma. He sang with the Mothers of Invention rock group.
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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.
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Unreal this kind of nonsense is going on in the 21st century.
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