Thursday, January 31, 2013

Charles Durning and Jack Klugman

I've been away so much lately, that I haven't had a chance to address the passing of two luminaries of the acting profession, Charles Durning and Jack Klugman, two actors who excelled in every medium they tackled and did so for decades.

Mr. Durning, especially, was an influence...appearing in many of the movies I grew up on in the 1980's, always delivering the goods, stealing scenes from stars, like the great character actor he was.

Mr. Klugman made many memorable appearances on film and television and while many remember him for THE ODD COUPLE and QUINCY, I will never forget his work as Jim Hungerford in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, alongside Jack Lemmon.

Both of these greats will be missed.

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