Rip Torn RIP

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by wayneklein, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Forum Resident

    That’s what they said.
     
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  2. testikoff

    testikoff Seasoned n00b

    A sad day... R.I.P. Rip
     
  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    Does anyone know how he died?
     
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  4. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

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    Loved him on "The Larry Sanders Show". Apparently, he was a pretty hard living dude. He and Norman Mailer got into a huge scuffle while making a movie.

    Stay hard, Rip!
     
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  5. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

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    At 88, I'd imagine it would classified as "natural causes".
     
  6. pdenny

    pdenny 17-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Great on 30 ROCK too.
     
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  7. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    That’s what I'm thinking as well.
     
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  8. JPagan

    JPagan Forum Resident

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    So good in Defending Your Life, one of my favorite comedies. That's how I'll always remember him.
     
  9. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    My brain went to,
    "Who's chopper is this?"
     
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  10. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    My favorite all time show is Columbo, and he’s in my favorite of the newer episodes from the 80’s/90’s called Death Hits The Jackpot. He’s such a great swarmy creep in that episode. That show depends in great part on how well the killer is played, and Rip played one of the best. RIP.
     
  11. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    Artie the producer is one of the funniest characters ever. Everything he said was hilarious.
     
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  12. Planbee

    Planbee Nothing To See Here

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    Another fan of Artie here. Rest in peace, Rip.

    For something completely different, here's a few minutes of a great 1962 Naked City episode with Rip and Tuesday Weld titled "A Case Study of Two Savages":

     
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  13. The ghost of Norman Mailer hit him on the head with a hammer.
     
  14. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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  15. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident

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    Gotta be the best show-business name ever.
     
  16. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer

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    Probably a myocardial infarction (heart attack) in his sleep. RIP Mr. Torn.
     
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  17. chili555

    chili555 Forum Resident

    The second best way to die, in my opinion.

    I wonder if he is now defending his life.
     
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  18. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer

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    I agree. You don't even know you're dead. That's how I'd want to go.
     
  19. chili555

    chili555 Forum Resident

    And you don't spend 2-3 of your last years with a tube shoved up your nose wearing a dirty diaper in a wheelchair.

    Please just let me die with a shred of dignity.
     
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  20. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Loved him in, Dodgeball. Sad news.
     
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  21. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    “Are you Lithuanian?”
     
  22. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training. Now please step this way, as we provide you with our final test: an eye exam...

     
  23. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    “I have an English passport”
     
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  24. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    That was the very first thing that endeared him to me. I used to watch "What's My Line"? nightly in the early 1970s, when I was a kid, and once he was the mystery guest. I thought he had the coolest name and I became an instant fan. He just happened to be a great actor as well!
     
  25. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    mill valley CA USA
    My first memory of Rip was seeing him as Alexander in the season two opener of Man From Uncle in 1965.
     

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