NEW YORK The theater community honored Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadways lights in back-to-back memorials.
The marquees at all Broadway theaters went 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 Rabes Boom Boom Room and opposite George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind in 1996.
Today, 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 Im Not Rappaport and The Sunshine Boys.
Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy, was loved by millions as the messy one in TVs The Odd Couple and the crime-fighting coroner in Quincy, M.E.