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article imageBroadway to honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

By Layne Weiss     Dec 27, 2012 in Entertainment
New York - On Thursday December 27 at 8 pm Eastern Time, Broadway Theaters will dim their lights for one minute in memory of actor Charles Durning. On Friday, the 28, the theaters will do the same to honor actor Jack Klugman.
Both actors died on Christmas Eve. Durning was 89 and Klugman was 90.
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 notes.
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.
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