ACTOR Rip Torn has died during a age of 88, his publicist reliable this morning.
The wildman theatre and shade fable – who starred in Men In Black and Dodgeball – upheld divided during home in Lakeville, Connecticut.
He had his mother Amy Wright and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side as he died following an vague illness.
Rip Torn – a free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to spin a renowned actor – had a career travelling 7 decades.
Torn won an Emmy late in his career for his comedy spin on TV’s The Larry Sanders Show.
Born Elmore Rual Torn in Temple, Texas, a actor adopted a name Rip in his boyhood – following a tradition of his father and uncle.
REFUSED TO CHANGE NICKNAME
It was a theme of unconstrained gibe during his early days as a theatre actor in New York.
Fellow play students urged him to change it – though he stubbornly refused.
Rip Torn done his film entrance in 1957 as a former restrained of quarrel who breaks down during a court-martial in Time Limit.
Other film credits enclosed Sweet Bird of Youth, Critics Choice and The Cincinnati Kid.
His career on theatre and shade spanned 7 decades, trimming from an early career of dark, melancholy roles to iconic comedic performances after in life.
But his hell-raising persona mostly landed him in scrapes – famously scrapping with filmmaker and author Norman Mailer on camera.
He also had a quarrel on a set of 1969 classical Easy Rider that resulted in him being sacked for Jack Nicholson.
In 2010, Torn was arrested for violation into a Connecticut bank during night carrying a installed gun.
Reports suggested he was dipsomaniac and mistook a bank for his home – and fell defunct inside.
Torn was married 3 times and had 6 children – including successful theatre actor Angelica.
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