In Memory Of

Charles E. Durning

Feb 28, 1923 - Dec 24, 2012

Guest Book

carol stout

December 27, 2016 | Bend, OR

Praying that you will R.I.P.. I am also praying for your family. Thank you sir for your service to our country. Thank you also for the great acting that you did in your movies. I actually saw several of the movies on TV or on CD/DVD. God bless you and yours.

valenda newell

October 12, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

maurice h bank

December 15, 2014 | Clovis, CA

A great actor but more so a great American who always found time to honor the vets during the Memorial or Independence Day celebrations. You were a true hero Mr Durning, and you will be sorely missed.

don gruno

December 12, 2014 | Charlotte, NC, NC

Me, 50 years later

I recall his occasional visits to the Venice Restaurant in Highland Falls.It was good to see him enjoying the company of his brother and friends. Memories are of long ago, but not forgotten. You made our lives richer.

bob strickland

December 11, 2013 | Everett, WA

Blessings to your family, you dear, fine man. I have many memories of your great portrayals, but none so memorable as Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel. Charles is never far away; keep the faith.

david smith

July 27, 2013 | Charlotte, NC

Thank you for your service to our country. Your sacrifices will not be forgotten. Your acting has brought many happy moments to me throughout the years! You are held in high esteem.

sue martin

July 21, 2013 | Methuen, MA

To the Durning Family, Although 7 months late, (just got back online), I wanted, nay Needed to extend my condolences on the passing of your BELOVED DAD. You do not know me, your Dad was one of my FAVORITE ACTORS. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU MOURN YOUR LOVING DAD. I watched the Tribute of him & the other WWII Vets on Nat. Memorial Day Concert & could tell how TRULY SPECIAL he was to all of you. Although I am about your ages, 50, he reminds me of my Grandfathers both. He is RESTING...

trevor adams

June 21, 2013 | Auckland

A class act that continues to entertain.Just a little bit immortal Chuck!

yolanda guerra

June 18, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

RIP CHARLIE as I use to call him I was so sadden to hear of his passing,so glad I had the opportunity o work for him and his wife ,I remember the good time listening to him singing and dancing for us in the kitchen , you sure will be missed,and loved will i cherish all those memorries


Charles's Obituary

Before acting, he survived family tragedy and D-Day LOS ANGELES — Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge. His hard life and wartime trauma provided the basis for a prolific...

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