Showing all 12 items Jump to: Photos (3) Quotes (9) Photos . This is most of it: Died. Charles Durning, a World War Two hero who became one of Hollywood's top character actors in films like "The Sting," "Tootsie" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," has died, a … Shania Twain: Dance with the One That Brought You Husband (1993) When a Stranger Calls Back John Clifford (1993 ... Charles Edward Durning February 28, 1923 Highland Falls, New York, USA. [I do not own this video nor do I own the audio. His father was an Irish immigrant and his mother was of Irish descent. Quotes . All rights are reserved by Universal Pictures. Durning's best-known films include The Sting (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), True Confessions (1981), Tootsie (1982), Dick Tracy (1990), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Pappy O'Daniel : And furthermore, by way of endorsing my candidacy, the Soggy Bottom Boys are gonna lead us all in a rousing chorus of "You Are My Sunshine." Dance a Little Sidestep. Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor who appeared in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Charles Durning does a great job, and there are some great scenes in the show. In my opinion, (and I may be prejudice since I am ex-Navy)NCIS is the best show on TV. Charles Durning: Pappy O'Daniel. (2000). The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 1982 American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins (in his final film as director). Durning was born in Highland Falls, New York, to Louise Marie (Leonard), a laundress, and James Gerald Durning. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors. Amazon.com: Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) [Blu-ray]: Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning, Michael Brandon: Movies & TV https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/dec/25/charles-durning-obituary ]One of the best songs of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. My favorite is when Tony reveals the Medal of Honor to the two Marines who snap to attention and salute. She begins visiting the Stardust Ballroom (the old Haven Theater in disguise) to go dancing where she meets Al, played by Charles Durning (both were nominated for Emmys). I could not help but think about the movie “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” where Charles Durning, playing the governor of Texas at a press briefing, brilliantly performed a song, DANCE A LITTLE SIDESTEP, so as to avoid answering anything.