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Old 07-09-2019, 10:03 PM   #1
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This one is really sad just because he was in so many things that I liked from the Larry Saunders show to Men in Black to Dodge Ball to Canadian Bacon, he was the ultimate cult actor who always played the quirky characters with gusto.


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Old 07-09-2019, 10:14 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:21 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:55 PM   #4
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Remember seeing him for the first time in Combat!

Liked him as an actor. RIP
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I didn't realize he was that old. I just saw a picture from 2015 and he looked like an old 85. RIP
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Hope he’s up there enjoying an intergalactic kegger.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:07 AM   #8
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interesting reading his bio. I'm only known him in comedy, from Larry Saunders onwards.
I didn't realize he was such a highly regarded dramatic actor on stage and screen early in his career.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainmen...t-88-1.5206278

Rip Torn: a life in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...fe-in-pictures

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I never knew he was married to Geraldine Page.

Did she hyphenate her last name? Torn-Page?
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It’s Sanders, people! Larry Sanders.
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Yeah what a great character as Artie in the Larry Sanders Show.
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In case you missed Alec Baldwin's comments on Rip Torn in Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...-larry-sanders

In an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Alec Baldwin (himself not averse to the occasional outburst) does a growly impression of Rip recounting a normal evening out. “I live up there in Salisbury. Some of the people up there are a little strange. One time I was in a bar up there … and these two guys there, they gave me the eye, see. And I knew something was going to go down. I started to go out the door and go to the car and one guy makes a move on me so I CRACK him in the jaw, and the other guy SMASHES me with a bottle in the face; I KICK the other guy in the balls, I stick a fork in his knee!” Baldwin says Torn would have been 74 at this stage. He was probably a few years older.
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Amazing actor, loved him in Canadian bacon especially.
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