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Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019) was an American movie, television, stage, and voice actor who was known for his role as Chief Zed in Men in Black and in Men in Black II. He won an Emmy Award in 1996 for his role as Artie on the television series The Larry Sanders Show.
Torn was born on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas. He studied at Texas A&M University. Torn was married to Ann Wedgeworth from 1955 until they divorced in 1961. Then he was married to Geraldine Page from 1963 until her death in 1987. He married Amy Wright in 1989. He had six children.
- "Rip Torn Biography (1931-)". FilmReference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/94/Rip-Torn.html.
- Gates, Anita (July 9, 2019). "Rip Torn, an Outsize Presence Onstage and Off, Is Dead at 88". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/obituaries/rip-torn-dead.html. Retrieved July 10, 2019.