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Rip Torn

American actor (1931-2019).

Born February 6th, 1931 in Temple.

Died July 9th, 2019 at 88 years old in Lakeville (Alzheimer's disease). [ref]

actor, film actor, film director, film producer, stage actor, television actor, voice actor

Rip Torn (1931-2019), an actor best known for his role in Men In Black and The Larry Sanders Show, passed away at the age of 88 on July 9, 2019. Torn began his career in the 1950s, appearing in several films, television shows, and Broadway plays. Throughout his lifetime he received many awards, including a Daytime Emmy and a CableACE Award. Some of Torn's biggest hits include his reprisal of his role in the 1997 movie Men In Black, his portrayal of Artie the producer in The Larry Sanders Show, and his appearance in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. His personal life was marked by both successes and struggles, including love of family. In addition to his successful acting career, Torn was an accomplished author and screenwriter. Torn is survived by his wife, a daughter, and two sons.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius