Torn, Rip

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Torn, Rip Gender: M
Elmer Raul Torn
born on 6 February 1931 at 02:35 (= 02:35 AM )
Place Temple, Texas, 31n06, 97w21
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°36' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°29 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 05°19'

Rip Torn
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


American actor and director of stage and film, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated leading man and character player in over 50 TV and film roles. After playing understudy for Paul Newman in "Sweet Bird of Youth," in 1959, he took over the role. His other roles included "Men in Black," "Hercules," (he was the voice of Zeus) "Defending Your Life," "The Cincinnati Kid," and the role of the acerbic producer in HBO’s "The Larry Sanders Show," for which he won an Emmy in 1996. Though many of his roles cast him as surly, violent and unbalanced, he was also seen as sensitive and intelligent.

He was married three times and had six children. His first marriage to actress Ann Wedgeworth lasted from 1956 to 1961. They had a daughter, Danae Torn. In 1963, Torn married actress Geraldine Page, and they remained married until her death in 1987. They had a daughter, actress Angelica Page, and twin sons: actor Tony Torn and Jon Torn. While married to Page, he had an affair with Amy Wright during a production of "Hamlet" in 1976, which produced a daughter. Torn married Wright in 1989. They had another child.

On 21 January 1997, in Los Angeles superior court, Torn won a $475,000 judgment in a defamation of character suit against actor Dennis Hopper. He had filed suit in 1994 after Hopper said on "The Tonight Show" that Torn had pulled a knife on him. Witnesses testified that it was Hopper who had pulled a knife on Torn.

Rip Torn died on 9 July 2019, aged 88, at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Page, Geraldine (born 22 November 1924). Notes: Very happy, 1963-1987
  • spouse relationship with Wedgeworth, Ann (born 21 January 1934). Notes: 1955-1961
  • has other family relationship with Spacek, Sissy (born 25 December 1949). Notes: Cousins
  • role played of/by Grant, Ulysses S. (born 27 April 1822). Notes: 1982 TV miniseries "The Blue and the Gray"
  • role played of/by Miller, Henry (born 26 December 1891). Notes: 1970 film "Tropic of Cancer"
  • role played of/by Nixon, Richard (born 9 January 1913). Notes: 1982 TV miniseries "Blind Ambition"
  • role played of/by Ponti, Carlo (born 11 December 1912). Notes: 1980 TV film "Sophia Loren: Her Own Story"
  • role played of/by Whitman, Walt (born 31 May 1819). Notes: 1990 film "Beautiful Dreamers"


  • Crime : Law suit 1994 (Filed against Dennis Hopper)
  • Work : Prize 1996 (Emmy)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 21 January 1997 (Defamation of character suit)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (25+ years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Second wife Geraldyne Page)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Geraldyne Page)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Won)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book