Rip Torn (born February 6, 1931) is an American Voice Artist, Comedian and Actor Temple (Texas, USA). In fact, he started his film career in 1956 with “Baby Doll”. Rip did a small role of a dentist.
He also appeared in the original Tennessee Williams play named “Sweet Bird of Youth”. Other movies of him include “The Cincinnati Kid”, “One Spy Too Many”, “Beach Red”, “Lions Love”, “Coma”, “Nasty Habits”, “Lucky Days”, “John Kid” and “Men in Black 3”.Torn moved towards the small screen and did some good shows.
Some of them are like “The Blue and The Grey”, “Dream West”, “The Atlanta and Child Murders”, “Balloon Farm”, “Ghost Stories” and “30 Rock”. He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Cross Creek”. Additionally, he was the producer of “The Larry Sanders Show”. He also nominated for the 6 Emmy Awards.
However, the legendary star is no more. Mr. Torn found dead in his home in Lakeville, Connecticut on July 9, 2019. Though, Hollywood is in deep sorrow after losing the great actor. He blessed with the skills to portray different characters on the big screen.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
Rip Torn was born on the 6th of February 1931 (age 88 years old, as in 2019) in Temple (Texas, USA). Moreover, he stayed with her parents named Elmore Rual “Tiger” Torn Sr. (father) and Thelma Mary Torn (mother).
His full real birth name is Elmore Rual “Rip” Torn Jr. Additionally, Elmore Sr. was an Economist and Agriculturalist. He promoted the consumption of the black-eyed peas among the people.
On the other hand, he is the cousin brother of the Hollywood star named David Torn and Sissy Spacek. He passed out from the Taylor High School located in the Taylor region.
Then, he took the membership of the Corps of Cadets in the Texas A&M University. Meanwhile, Elmore Jr. completed his graduation from the University of Texas. Interestingly, his family has a tradition to keep nicknames. Therefore, he got the name Rip. He belonged to German, Austrian, and Czech/Moravian race.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children
Mr. Torn married three times in his lifetime. Furthermore, Ann Wedgeworth was his first wife and a film actress. However, their marriage lasted from 1956 to 1961. In between, Anne gave birth to a girl named Danae Torn.
During the year 1963, he tied the knot for the second time with Geraldine Page. Though, she died in 1987. They actually shared a daughter Angelica Page (American Movie Actress).
Moreover, Rip Torn also has twin sons Tony Torn (Hollywood Actor) and John Torn (Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University.
Again, he married for the third time to Amy Wright who is an actress. They are in a married relationship with her in 1989. Meanwhile, both of them shared two children, Claire Torn, and Katie Torn.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Elmore Rual "Tiger" Torn Senior.|
|Nick name||Rip Torn.|
|Profession||Voice Artist, Actor & Producer.|
|In The News For||Died by illness on July 9, 2019.|
|Age (As of 2019)||88 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||February 6, 1931.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Temple (Texas, USA).|
|Ethnicity||German, Austrian, and Czech/Moravian race.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Date of Death||July 9, 2019.|
|Place||Lakeville, Connecticut (USA).|
|Cause||Long Term Illness.|
|Current Residence||Eagle Lake, Texas, USA.|
|Films||1. Baby Doll (1956).
2. King of Kings (1961).
3. Lions Love (1969).
4. Maidstone (1970).
5. Songwriter (1984).
6. Defending Your Life (1991).
7. Men in Black II (2002).
8. The Golden Boys (2008).
9. The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2011).
10. Men in Black 3 (2012).
|TV Shows||1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1957).
2. The Lieutenant (1963).
3. The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1970).
4. The Atlanta Child Murders (1985).
5. The Larry Sanders Show (1992-98).
6. Balloon Farm (1999).
7. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006).
8. 30 Rock (2007-09).
9. TripTank (2016).
|Awards||1. Nominated for the Emmy Awards 6 times for "The Larry Sanders Show".
2. Nominated as the Best Actor in Supporting Role Academy Award in "Cross Creek" (1984).
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 175 cm.
Meters: 1.75 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
|Biceps Size||12 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-33-34.|
|Shoe Size (US)||9.5|
|Tattoos details?||Will Update.|
|Parents||Father :Elmore Rual "Tiger" Torn Sr. (Agriculturalist & Economist).
Mother: Thelma Mary Torn.
|Siblings||Brother: Matthew Trahan (Elder).
|Relatives||Cousin Sister: Sissy Spacek (Actress).
Cousin Brother: David Torn (Composer, Producer & Guitarist).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not Known.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Anne Wedgeworth (Film Actress).
2. Geraldine Page. (American based Actress).
3. Amy Wright (Hollywood Actress).
|Children||Son: Tony Torn (Hollywood Actor) and John Torn (Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University.
Daughter: Danae Torn, Angelica Page (American Movie Actress). Claire Torn & Katie Torn.
|Highest Qualification||College Passout.|
|Alma Mater||University of Texas.|
|School||Taylor High School, Taylor.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celeb||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Margot Robbie.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading Books & Traveling.|
|Favorite Dishes||Mexican Dishes.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$5 Million US Dollars.|
|Salary, YouTube Earnings & Monthly Income||$70K-95K US Dollars.|
|Home Details||Residence located in Lakeville, Connecticut.|
|Email Address||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Rip Torn
- Rip entered in “The Larry Sanders Show” in the comic role of Artie.
- He also debuted in the Off-Broadway plays “Desire Under the Elms” and “The Deer Park”.
- Moreover, he made a surprise entry in “Men in Black” safety video shot as Zed in Air New Zealand 2015.
- However, he caught by the police team on January 29, 2010, at the Litchfield Bancorp Branch at Lakeville. Rip carried a firearm in the office area. Meanwhile, he sentenced for one year.
- Rip Torn’s height measured at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall physique. In addition, his body weight is around 70 Kg (154 pounds).
- He voiced in the video games like “Hercules”, “Hercules Animated StoryBook” and “God of War III”.
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- Though, Amy Wright’s husband gave a controversial statement on Studs Terkel’s book “Working”. Rip Torn revealed there were major flaws in the book.
- Money Factor: Meanwhile, the estimated Net worth of Elmore Rual “Tiger” Torn Sr. is $5 Million US Dollars.
- He filed a suit of defamation against Dennis Hooper in 1994.
- On the other hand, he fought with the “Maidstone” film director named Norman Mailer. He took a hammer and attacked Mailer’s head. Still, Rip Torn was not satisfied with his direction abilities.