Torn Apart

in Hits & Misses by
“Who said ‘Rip Taylor?!
Anybody who confuses me with that confetti-throwing fruitcake gets a wrench in the face.”

Rip Torn
Actor, Oscar nominee, Patches O’Houlihan.
February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019.
Aged 88 years.

Most recognized for: The gruff & temperamental Mr. Torn had been a serious thespian for decades… until his work on Garry Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show” precipitated an avalanche of comedic movie roles… including “Dodgeball,” “Freddie Got Fingered,” & the “Men in Black” series. Alas, no cause of death was released… which – for fans & curious ghouls alike – was a total rip-off.