Rip Taylor

American actor and comedian (1931–2019)

Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor, Jr. (January 13, 1934 – October 6, 2019) was an American movie, television, stage, voice, radio actor, activist, entertainer, and comedian who was known for his roles in Indecent Proposal, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Thing Are Tough All Over Again, Jackass, and in Alex & Emma. He also hosted a beauty pageant show The $1.98 Beauty Show from 1978 to 1980.

Taylor in November 2010

Taylor was born on January 13, 1934 in Washington, D.C..[1] He was inspired by Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Redd Foxx, and Mickey Rooney. He inspired Dana Snyder. He was openly gay.[2]

Taylor died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California on October 6, 2019 at the age of 85.[3] A week before his death, he had a seizure.[4]

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  1. "Rip Taylor Biography (1934-)". Filmreference. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  2. Silverman, Hollie (October 6, 2019). "Rip Taylor, the confetti-tossing actor and comedian, is dead at 84". CNN. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  3. Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comic and Host of 'The $1.98 Beauty Show,' Dies at 85
  4. Vigdor, Neil (October 6, 2019). "Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Television Comedian and Actor, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2019.

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