Rip Torn

(Elmore Rual Torn, Jr.)
actor
Born: 2/6/1931
Birthplace: Temple, Texas

A versatile actor who portrays characters from the violent to the comic, Torn broke into the movies in the 1950s and made memorable appearances in Baby Doll (1956), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), Tropic of Cancer (1970, as Henry Miller), Payday (1971), and Cross Creek (1983), which earned him an Oscar nomination. His numerous TV roles include a turn as Richard Nixon in Blind Ambition (1979); he won an Emmy for his role on The Larry Sanders Show (1996). He was married to actress Geraldine Page, and is the cousin of actress Sissy Spacek.


Mel TorméTPete Townshend

More on Rip Torn from Fact Monster:

  • Geraldine Page - Geraldine Page actress Born: 11/22/1924 Birthplace: Kirksville, Missouri Page turned in many ...
  • Sissy Spacek - Sissy Spacek (Mary Elizabeth Spacek) actress Born: 12/25/1949 Birthplace: Quitman, Texas Spacek was ...
  • Sissy Spacek - Biography of Sissy Spacek, Star of In The Bedroom
  • The Golden Boys (Chatham) - Starring Charles Durning, Rip Torn, David Carradine, John Savage, Bruce Dern
  • Hercules - Starring Tate Donovan, James Woods, Danny DeVito, Susan Egan, Amanda Plummer