Both actors died on Christmas Eve. Durning
was 89 and Klugman
Mr. Durning won a Tony Award for his performance as Big Daddy in the 1990 revival of Tennessee Williams' beloved play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof while Mr. Klugman received a Tony nomination for his portrayal as Herbie in the original "Gypsy," The New York Times
According to The Associated Press
, both Klugman and Durning had several important roles on Broadway in plays such as "Inherit The Wind" and "The Sunshine Boys."
In addition to the theater, Charles Durning was a character actor with many different roles in TV and film including Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jack Klugman was best known for playing Oscar Madison in the TV adaptation of "The Odd Couple" opposite his longtime friend, actor Tony Randall