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Twitter reacts to Rip Torn’s death

Rip Torn, the versatile actor with over 200 credits to his name, died peacefully in his home on July 9, 2019, his publicist told CNN. He was 88. At the time of this writing, no cause of death has been given. After making his film debut in Elia Kazan’s 1956 film Baby Doll (per The Wrap), Torn enjoyed a diverse and illustrious career in such films as The Man Who Fell To Earth with David Bowie, Men In Black with Will Smith, Freddy Got Fingered, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Albert Brooks’ Defending Your Life.

However, Torn’s brilliant turn as talk show producer Artie in HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, became his most famous role. During the show’s six-year run between 1992-98 (via The Hollywood Reporter), Torn earned six straight Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series, and a win in 1996.

Garry Shandling, creator and star of The Larry Sanders Show, discussed the casting of Torn with The New York Times in 2010. “With Rip, he came in the first time,…

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