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RIP, Peter Boyle ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Claws for Concern, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Peter Boyle, the father on "Everyone Loves Raymond" and an even better actor in Young Frankenstein, has died ..

  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    RIP Peter Boyle


    It is kinda sad that he is best known as Frank Barone, because he was a terrific dramatic actor as well. He was pitch perfect as the consultant/campaign manager in The Candidate.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Holy crap. That sucks.

    He was perfect in Raymond. But he didn't look so good during one of those cast reunion things prior to the airing of the finale.

    Is it true he was John Lennon's best man when he married Yoko Ono?

  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Loved him in "Young Frankenstein," of course, and in "The Dream Team." If you could watch him suddenly start to lip-synch to Ray Charles singing "Hit the Road, Jack" and not bust out laughing, you have no funny bone.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    And, of course, in "Johnny Dangerously."

  6. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I think Lennon was his best man. Lennon and Yoko got married in Gibraltar.
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    I'll always remember his role as the right-wing factory worker in one of his first movies "Joe" (1970)

    Joe was a little pissed at the world: he hated hippies, blacks, anti-war protesters and anyone who was "different".

    Forty-two percent of all liberals are queer, that's a fact. The Wallace people did a poll.

    Thought it was a great movie at the time. Maybe not so much now.

  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    RIP Peter Boyle

    - LOS ANGELES (AP) – Peter Boyle, the tall, prematurely bald actor who was the tap-dancing monster in "Young Frankenstein" and the curmudgeonly father in the long-running sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 71.
    ---- Boyle died Tuesday evening at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He had been suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease, said his publicist, Jennifer Plante.
    ---- A Christian Brothers monk who turned to acting, Boyle gained notice playing an angry workingman in the Vietnam-era hit "Joe." But he overcome typecasting when he took on the role of the hulking, lab-created monster in Mel Brooks' 1974 send-up of horror films.
    ---- The movie's defining moment came when Gene Wilder, as scientist Frederick Frankenstein, introduced his creation to an upscale audience. Boyle, decked out in tails, performed a song-and-dance routine to the Irving Berlin classic "Puttin' On the Ritz."
    ---- It showed another side of the Emmy-winning actor, one that would be exploited in countless other films and perhaps best in "Everybody Loves Raymond," in which he played incorrigible paterfamilias Frank Barone for 10 years.
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Re: RIP Peter Boyle

    Holy crap.
  10. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Re: RIP Peter Boyle

    I love the fact that he was in full makeup on the set of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN when he asked his future wife on a date...and John Lennon was his best man.

  11. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Damn, that sucks. RIP.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Boyle was absolutely brilliant in "Joe" .. and dozens of other roles before becoming Frank Barrone.

    RIP to one of the great characters of the screen.
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