Remembering Charles Durning

Updated 7:44 AM ET, Wed December 26, 2012
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Character actor Charles Durning died on Christmas Eve at the age of 89, according to his family. Durning attends the opening night of "Lombardi" on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre on October 21, 2010, in New York City. Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images
Durning played Doc Hopper in 1979's "The Muppet Movie" opposite Jim Henson's Kermit the Frog. Associated Film Distribution
Durning poses for a publicity portrait from the 1978 film "Tilt." Melvin Simon Productions/Getty Images
Durning, upper left, is featured in a scene from the 1977 movie "The Choirboys." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Robby Benson, right, tries to convince Durning, middle, that he's innocent while Linda Grovenor, left, vouches for him in 1980's "Die Laughing." Orion/Getty Images
Durning played Les in the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman "Tootsie." Columbia Pictures
Durning is honored with the Life Achievement Award at the The Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2008. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Durning poses with Charlotte Rae, left, and Doris Roberts, right, while being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 31, 2008. Charley Gallay/Getty Images