charles durning

Actor Charles Durning died Christmas Eve at age 89. (/file - credit: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

Actor Charles Durning Dies At Age 89

His hard life and wartime trauma provided the basis for a prolific 50-year career as a consummate Oscar-nominated character actor, playing everyone from a Nazi colonel to the pope to Dustin Hoffman’s would-be suitor in “Tootsie.”