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Oh No, Peter Boyle of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies

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Peter Boyle, who played 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 member of the Christian Brothers religious order who turned to acting, the tall, prematurely balding Boyle gained notice playing an angry workingman in the 1970 sleeper hit "Joe," playing an angry, murderous bigot at odds with the emerging hippie youth culture.

Briefly typecast in tough, irate roles, Boyle began to escape the image as Robert Redford's campaign manager in "The Candidate" and left it behind entirely after "Young Frankenstein," Mel Brooks' 1974 send-up of horror films.

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Sad day...

He was a great actor. I still watch this show near everyday... true classic. He will be missed.

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I liked him to, he cracked me up. I didn't really watch "Raymond," but I've seen him in a lot of movies. He was in one I watched on cable earlier tonight. "While You Were Sleeping"

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

re: Sad day

Ahh that's cool. Oddly enough, I didn't even know he was in other movies as I don't really watch many. I've watched Raymond since it first aired though, and he really added to the show. It's funny to learn that he was originally brought on the show because the person in charge of hiring was "scared" of him.

re: Sad day...

He also won an emmy in '96 for a guest appearance on the X-Files in Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose.

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

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