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Dog Day Afternoon (1975) This movie is based on a true story about a bank robbery that happened in a Chase Manhattan bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn in 1972. John Wojtowicz, the man who led the bank robbery, inspired the character Sonny Wortzik played by Al Pacino. Sonny brings along his accomplice, Sal, played by John …
Tootsie Actor Charles Durning Dead at 89 - E! Online
Charles Durning was not only a golden globe winning actor but also was present at Omaha Beach in which he was wounded and the only member of his unit to survive. He also fought during The Battle of the Bulge and survived the malmedy massacre in which 80 American POW's were killed. He was awarded the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, The Bronze Star, The World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, The American Service Medal and the National Order of the Legion of Honor in 2008.
Sisters (1972) - IMDb
Directed by Brian De Palma. With Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley. A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.
Tootsie (1982) - IMDb
Tootsie. Dustin Hoffman was incredible in both parts in this movie. I think Jessica Lange is so sexy in an understated way. Just love her. And Dabney Coleman is a man you just love to hate! Good story. Great supporting cast--Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydny Pollack, Teri Garr, et al.
Charles Durning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Drafted at 21, rifleman in the 398th Infantry. Normandy, D-Day,Omaha Beach. Severly wounded but recovered and fought in Battle of the Bulge. Silver Star, Bronze Star and 3 Purple Hearts. Also WWII Victory Medal. Discharged stil ranked as Pvt. First Class! 1946. Probable most decorated hero of WWII along with Audie Murphy.
World War II veteran and distinguished actor CHARLES DURNING was a 21-year old infantryman when he landed on Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion. The only man in his company to survive, he was wounded three times and received three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his wartime valor.