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“Opera? Just what the world needs: more fat women screaming.”

December 13, 2006

-Peter Boyle as Frank Barrone on Everybody Loves Raymond

Tidbits about his life:

*Before deciding to pursue a career in acting, he was a monk in the Christian Brothers order for years.

*Peter’s wife of 30 years Loraine was a reporter for Rolling Stone Magazine when they first met – he was in his full make-up for Young Frankenstein (1974). Through her friendship with Yoko Ono, Peter met and became best friends with ex-Beatle John Lennon.

*John Lennon was best man at his wedding to his wife Loraine.

*After seeing people cheer at his role in Joe (1970), he refused the lead role in The French Connection (1971) and other roles that glamorized violence.

*Suffered a stroke in 1990 and couldn’t talk for 6 months.

*Was the only member of the ensemble cast of “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996) who didn’t win an Emmy award for acting in a comedy series.

*Peter Boyle died today from multiple myeloma and heart disease. He was 71.

I’ll always remember him as this “Frank”–

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