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Broadway to honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning
By MARK KENNEDY , AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The theater community will honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadway's lights in back-to-back memorials.

The marquees at all Broadway theaters will go dark for one minute at 8 p.m. Thursday in honor of Durning, who died Monday at 89. Durning amassed several important Broadway credits, including playing Big Daddy in a 1990 revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," David Rabe's "Boom Boom Room" and opposite George C. Scott in "Inherit the Wind" in 1996.

On Friday, the 40 Broadway marquees will go dark at 8 p.m. for Klugman, who also died Monday at 90. Klugman earned a Tony Award nomination for "Gypsy" in 1960 and his Broadway roles included parts in "I'm Not Rappaport" and "The Sunshine Boys."

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Dec 27, 2012 1:54PM
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I read the astonishing accomplishments and trials of Charles Durning  during his WWII service, truly an American Hero and Iconic figure.So many of the Greatest Generation have passed and are passing, I am hoping everyone take the time to learn this mans story...A worthy walk in this dimension a great man.
Dec 27, 2012 1:59PM
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Two talented actors. They will be greatly missed but I am grateful for their contributions to film and theater, which will live on forever. RIP.
Dec 27, 2012 2:55PM
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Oscar....dont worry.

Felix already cleaned and pressed your wings.

 

RIP 

Dec 27, 2012 2:13PM
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We used to watch "Quincy" all the time when I was in college.  Sometimes Jack K. would overact but the show was good.
Dec 27, 2012 4:01PM
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Todays Actors and Actresses have nothing on those that preceded them!  May these great men rest in peace!
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