Jul 10, 2019 10:40 AM EST

Men In Black's Rip Torn Dies at 88

Men In Black's Rip Torn Dies at 88
Veteran actor Rip Torn, best known for his roles on "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Men In Black", has died. He was 88.

Torn, whose career spanned over seven decades, was also an accomplished theater actor, appearing on Broadway 10 times, including Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" in 1959, for which he earned a Tony Award Nomination. He was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1983 for best supporting actor in "Cross Creek".

"The Larry Sanders Show" was a huge role for Torn, and earned him 6 Emmy nominations and one win for best-supporting actor in a comedy series. In 1997, the actor starred in "Men In Black" alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Torn is survived by his wife, Amy Wright, six children, and four grandchildren. He passed with his family by his side in his Lakeville, CT home.
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