• Emmy Award winner Rip Torn dead at age 88

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    Rip Torn, best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Artie on "The Larry Sanders Show," died in his Connecticut home Tuesday. 

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    According to The Hollywood Reporter, he died peacefully with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters by his side.


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    Torn also played Zed in the first three "Men in Black" movies and the iconic Patches O'Houlihan in the 2004 comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."

    He received a Tony Award nomination in 1959 during his Broadway career, which spanned decades. 

    Torn made his film debut in 1957 as a former prisoner of war who breaks down at a court-martial in “Time Limit.” Other film credits included “Sweet Bird of Youth,” ″Critics Choice” and “The Cincinnati Kid.”

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


     

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