Broadway to honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

10:02 AM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
( L to R) Actors Dom Delouise, Dick Van Patten, Charles Durning, Jack Klugman and Peggy McGay attend the Pacific Broadcaster's event honoring actor Jack Klugman at the Sportsman Lodge on September 26, 2003 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - The theater community will honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadway's lights in back-to-back memorials.

The marquees at all Broadway theaters will go dark for one minute at 8 p.m. Thursday in honor of Durning, who died Monday at 89. Durning amassed several important Broadway credits, including playing Big Daddy in a 1990 revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," David Rabe's "Boom Boom Room" and opposite George C. Scott in "Inherit the Wind" in 1996.

On Friday, the 40 Broadway marquees will go dark at 8 p.m. for Klugman, who also died Monday at 90. Klugman earned a Tony Award nomination for "Gypsy" in 1960 and his Broadway roles included parts in "I'm Not Rappaport" and "The Sunshine Boys."

The Associated Press

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