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R.I.P. Peter Boyle

R.I.P. Peter Boyle

It’s sad to hear that Peter Boyle has died, at the age of 71. And, it’s also tragic that his obituary will almost universally run with the line “best known for Everybody Loves Raymond.” I’m realistic. I understand that his Emmy-nominated run on Raymond offered him a bigger audience than almost anything else he’s done… plus, it was the last major role he ever played. Nevertheless, I’d rather remember him fondly for his classic roles in both Young Frankenstein and Taxi Driver. Hell, he was even pretty damn good in Dream Team, an otherwise abysmal comedy.

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