Charles Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Charles Durning, the two-time Oscar
nominee who was dubbed the king of the character actors for
his skill in playing everything from a Nazi colonel to the pope,
died Monday of natural causes in his home in New York City.
Durning as Santa Clause in "A Boyfriend for Christmas",
a 2004 made for TV Christmas movie.