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Taylor in November 2010

Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor, Jr. (January 13, 1931 – 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 was born on January 13, 1931 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 a hospital in Beverly Hills, California on October 6, 2019 at the age of 88.[3] A week before his death, he had a seizure.[4]


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