Rip Torn Dead at 88


Rip Torn, Emmy-winning actor and comedian, is dead.

Rip, perhaps best known for his role as Artie on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” died Tuesday. No cause of death has been released yet.

He won an Emmy for his ‘Larry Sanders’ role, and was nominated 6 more times for it. He was also an Oscar nominee in 1984 for “Cross Creek.”

Rip made his film debut in the 1956 film “Baby Doll.” From there he began a prolific and decades-long career on stage and screen.

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