14 December 2006

Rip: Peter Boyle


(CBS) NEW YORK Veteran actor Peter Boyle, who played the crabby father of Ray Romano on the CBS comedy "Everbody Loves Raymond," died Tuesday night in New York, CBS News has learned.

Boyle was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Philadelphia. He left a calling as a Christian monk in the 1950s to become an actor, and in 1970, he won acclaim playing an intolerant factory worker in the movie "Joe."

In 1974, Boyle joined Mel Brooks to star as the famous monster in "Young Frankenstein." Boyle reportedly was in full monster make-up for the film when he met his future wife, Rolling Stone reporter Loraine Alterman Boyle.
One time while watching Everybody Loves Raymond, I said to myself that if this man dies in real life, it will be such a big loss and I will probably be very sad to hear it.

I was fond of this man. Peter Boyle will be sorely missed.