Rip Torn

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
  • Birth Place: Temple, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/06/1931, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Rip Torn Fast Facts:
  • Studied animal husbandry in college before switching to acting.
  • Served as an officer with the military police in the U.S. Army after college.
  • A bullet was fired through the window of his home after he spoke out against the war in Vietnam on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970.
  • Was the league commissioner of GSN's Extreme Dodgeball.
  • Managed to avoid jail time for an incident that involved Torn allegedly breaking into a bank near his Connecticut home in 2010.
  • Appeared in the 2011 They Might Be Giants video for "Can't Keep Johnny Down."
  • Rip Torn Relationships:
  • Ann Wedgeworth - Ex-wife
  • Geraldine Page - Wife (deceased)
  • Danae Torn - Daughter
  • Sissy Spacek - Cousin
  • Angelica Page - Daughter
  • Jonathan Torn - Son
  • Claire Torn - Daughter
  • Katie Torn - Daughter
  • Thelma Torn - Mother
  • Amy Wright - Wife
  • Elmore Rual Torn Sr. - Father
  • Tony Torn - Son
  • Rip Torn Awards:
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1960 Tony: Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; University of Texas, Austin, TX (BS, 1953)

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