That Championship Season (1972). Written by Jason Miller
. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by A.J. Antoon
[earliest Broadway credit]. Booth Theatre: 14 Sep 1972- 21 Apr 1974 (700 performances + 3 previews that began on 11 Sep 1972). Cast: Charles Durning
(as "George Sikowski"), Richard Dysart
(as "Coach"), Walter ...
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[from a 1997 interview] If I'm not in a part, I drive my wife crazy. I'll go downstairs to get the mail, and when I come back I'll say, "Any calls for me?".
He was the ninth of ten children, but five of his sisters died of smallpox or scarlet fever in childhood, three of them within two weeks. His surviving siblings were James (1915-2000), Clifford (1916-1994), Frances (born 1919) and Gerald Durning (born 1926). His mother, Louise, was a laundress at West Point, and his father, James Durning, was an Irish immigrant who had been badly wounded in World...
Usually has played burly and tough but genial characters
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