Los Angeles (AP) – Charles Durning, the two-time Oscar nominee, has died. Durning was 89.
Durning's agent and friend, Judith Moss, says he died Monday of natural causes at his New York City home.
His portrayal of Big Daddy in the Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" won him a Tony award in 1990.
He was also nominated for an Oscar for his over-the-top performance as a corrupt governor in 1982's "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Just a year later, he got another nomination for Mel Brooks' "To Be or Not to Be."
His breakout role was as a mayor in the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play "That Championship Season" in 1972.
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