Rip Torn Biography – Rip Torn Wiki
Rip Torn born Elmore Rual Torn Jr., was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.
Torn appeared on Broadway 10 times, making his debut in Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth” in 1959. He earned a Tony Award nomination in 1960 for his performance. He also received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his role as Marsh Turner in the 1983 film “Cross Creek.”
Perhaps his most memorable role was as producer Artie on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” which earned him six consecutive Emmy nominations and a win for best supporting actor in a comedy series.
Following his success on the show, Torn was cast in several movies including 1997’s “Men in Black,” starring opposite Will Smith.
Rip Torn Age
He was born on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, United States. He died on July 9, 2019 in Lakeville, Connecticut aged 88.
Rip Torn Wife – Rip Torn Spouse
Torn was married three times. His first marriage to actress Ann Wedgeworth lasted from 1956 to 1961. They had a daughter, Danae Torn. Torn married his second wife Geraldine Page in 1963 and they remained married until her death in 1987. The actress died of a heart attack. They had a daughter, actress Angelica Page, and twin sons: actor Tony Torn, and Jon Torn. Torn married actress Amy Wright in 1989. They had two children, Katie and Claire Torn.
Rip Torn Children
He had six children: a daughter, Danae Torn with actress Ann Wedgeworth, actress Angelica Page, and twin sons: actor Tony Torn, and Jon Torn with his second wife Geraldine Page, , Katie and Claire Torn with his third wife actress Amy Wright. He had four grandchildren.
Rip Torn Family
Torn was the son of Thelma Mary (Spacek) and Elmore Rudolph Torn, who was an agriculturalist and economist, credited with popularizing the custom of eating black-eyes peas on New Year’s Day.
Rip Torn Death
Torn died on July 9, 2019 at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut with his family by his side. His publicist Rick Miramontez announced his death. Will Smith, who appeared with Torn in Men in Black and its first sequel, paid tribute by posting a picture of them together on Instagram.
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Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman said, “I met Rip Torn once, in 1990, on a movie location in NC. “You write science fiction?” he said, teeth in a scary grin. “I was in BEASTMASTER.” Then he shook my hand and I ceased to exist for him. That was the start of Mr Wednesday in American Gods. RIP Rip.”
I met Rip Torn once, in 1990, on a movie location in NC. “You write science fiction?” he said, teeth in a scary grin. “I was in BEASTMASTER.” Then he shook my hand and I ceased to exist for him. That was the start of Mr Wednesday in American Gods. RIP Rip.https://t.co/Fp7fVKtrDp
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 10, 2019
Actor Rip Torn Cause of Death
His cause of death was not revealed.
Rip Torn Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Rip Torn Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
Rip Torn Ethnicity
He is of German, Austrian, Bohemian, and Moravian descent.