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Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn passes away

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Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguis­hed actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV’S The Larry Sanders Show, has died. He was 88. Torn turned to comedy to capture his Emmy as the bombastic, ethically challenged television producer in The Larry Sanders Show. HBO’S spoof of TV talk shows aired from 1992 to 1998 and is widely credited with inspiring such satirical programs as 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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