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The noted character actor died Monday at the age of 89.

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He was among the first wave of U.S. soldiers to land at Normandy during the D-Day invasion and the only member of his Army unit to survive. He killed several Germans and was wounded in the leg. Later he was bayoneted by a young German soldier whom he killed with a rock. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and survived a massacre of prisoners.

In later years, he refused to discuss the military service for which he was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.


Quite a life.
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And quite a character! He will be missed!
The artist formally known as Mumblepeas!
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Loved him in The Sting!
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Saw him on the stage in the 70s in Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky, which starred Durning and a young Christopher Walken. An unforgettable memory. My companion and I knew these two unknowns were going to make it big. It is a play that starts off slowly but leads to an incredibly emotional and physical climax, leaving the actors exhausted. We were at a matinee and were astounded to think that they'd have to repeat the whole thing over in a few hours.
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Nice reminiscence, landmark.
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Loved him (or hated him?) in Stephen King's Cat's Eye.
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He was hilarious on Everybody loves Raymond. He playeed the family priest and the looks he would give the family were freakin gutbusters. I also enjoyed him on the tv series Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds.
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