Charles Durning

The two-time Oscar nominee was dubbed the king of the character actors for his skill in playing everything from a Nazi colonel to the pope. His prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade." He was 89. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-charles-durning-20121226,0,7438992.story" class="center_label">Full obituary</a>

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( Chris Pizzello / Associated Press / December 27, 2012 )

The two-time Oscar nominee was dubbed the king of the character actors for his skill in playing everything from a Nazi colonel to the pope. His prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade." He was 89. Full obituary
Notable deaths of 2012

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