Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Peter Boyle Dies...

NEW YORK (CBS) -- CBS News is reporting the death of Peter Boyle, the prolific film, stage and TV actor. A publicist confirms Boyle died at Presbyterian Hospital in New York after a long battle with multiple myeloma and heart disease.

He may best be known for his work on the TV sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" and for his work in the movies "Taxi Driver" and "Young Frankenstein." He received critical acclaim playing a foul-mouthed bigot in the 1970 movie "Joe."

The Emmy Award-winning actor was born in Philadelphia and once taught drama in Pittsburgh. He was an alumnus of the Second City troupe in Chicago. Peter Boyle was 71. He is survived by his wife Loraine and daughters Lucy and Amy. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.

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