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David Carson
2019-10-06 23:22:37 UTC
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Comedian Rip Taylor Dead at 84
10/6/2019 3:36 PM PT

Comedian Rip Taylor -- who served up over-the-top gags for decades -- had
died.

Rip's publicist, Harlan Boll, confirmed the news, saying he passed away
Sunday in Beverly Hills. No cause of death was released.

Known as the "King of Confetti" and "The Crying Comedian," Rip got his
start by appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Merv Griffin Show" and
lots of other variety talk shows as a comic in the '60s, going on to star
on several different game shows as well.

He's perhaps best known for his brief stint hosting "the $1.98 Beauty
Show," which had guests compete for the title of the "1.98 Beauty Queen"
in a pageant, talent-show format.

Rip was known for his flamboyant style and appearance -- often rocking a
toupee and a coiffed mustache, along with elaborate outfits to boot. He
also had a habit of using props in his bits, including confetti ... with
which he would shower himself and the audience.

Aside from appearing as himself on TV, Rip also acted quite a bit too ...
starring in tons of shows over the years like "Sigmund and the Sea
Monsters," "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour," "Santa Barbara" and other
smaller roles along the way.

He probably did even more voice acting, however ... lending his unique
pipes to shows like "Popeye and Son," "The Addams Family," "The Jetsons,"
"Snorks," 'DuckTales the Movie,' "Garfield and Friends," 'Scooby-Doo,'
"The Emperor's New School" and more.

Rip starred in some flicks, notably ... "Wayne's World 2," "Indecent
Proposal," "Tom & Jerry: The Movie," "Chatterbox!", "Jackass 3D" and made
several other cameos too.

Rip was briefly married to showgirl Rusty Rowe but got divorced soon
after. He was believed to be openly gay, but famously got snippy with
someone who referred to him such.

He was 84.

RIP
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David Carson
2019-10-09 00:13:53 UTC
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He was 84.
Some sources are now changing his age to 88 and saying that 84 was an
error, but without explaining what their source or authority is for 88.

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2019-10-09 02:20:06 UTC
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He was 84.
Some sources are now changing his age to 88 and saying that 84 was an
error, but without explaining what their source or authority is for 88.
David Carson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 6 about the death of comedian Rip
Taylor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was 84. The
age came from his publicist, who was relying on incorrect information
from the comedian. According to U.S. Census records, Taylor was 88.

https://www.apnews.com/753764d8d2be40eeb54021d4680b124f
David Carson
2019-10-09 03:53:35 UTC
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He was 84.
Some sources are now changing his age to 88 and saying that 84 was an
error, but without explaining what their source or authority is for 88.
David Carson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 6 about the death of comedian Rip
Taylor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was 84. The
age came from his publicist, who was relying on incorrect information
from the comedian. According to U.S. Census records, Taylor was 88.
https://www.apnews.com/753764d8d2be40eeb54021d4680b124f
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