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Both brought laughs and smiles and thoughts to the world... great entertainers, both.
Read Charles Durning's obit in the New York Times. This man deserves to rest in a very high place of honor for his life Before 1946. Why do we not know about these heroes until they pass?
An amazing man. Thank you for your service Mr. Durning. I truly enjoyed your work as well.
Some of us do know about these heroes, and it's partly because of the Internet. It's all because of reading. Sorry, but you have to take it upon yourself to read about people, places and things. No one is going to approach you and hand it to you. So why do "we" not know about these heroes before they pass? In part, because we can't know everything. And in part, because people spend a lot of time doing what they want to do, and it's not usually learning. In the film "Three Days of the Condor," when Robert Redford's character is asked how he knows all that he does, he says, "I read." Many of us do.
I was watching Jack Klugman's "Quincy, M.E." at way too young an age (6!) and loved him on that show. I still have very vivid recollections of certain scenes that were imprinted on my young brain.
I remember watching the Odd Couple reruns late at night.
And Charles Durning -- quite the decorated war hero!
Both of these men had good, long lives.
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