Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Peter Boyle Dead

Best known in recent years as Frank, the cantankerous father of New York sportswriter Ray Barone, on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Peter Boyle, who still can be seen on movie screens in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, died yesterday at the age of 71.
His Internet Movie Data Base page lists over 90 film and TV roles, some of the most memorable, to me at least, being the monster in Young Frankenstein, a performance highlighted by his singing, with co-star Gene Wilder, of "Puttin' On The Ritz" (which puts the 80's hit version by the man who called himself Taco to shame), and attorney Carl Lazlo, a character loosely based on real life attorney Oscar Acosta, in Where The Buffalo Roam, which also starred Bill Murray as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

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