Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. is an American actor, voice artist, comedian. Torn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part as Marsh Turner in Cross Creek, his work includes the role of Artie the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. Torn won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series, two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, was nominated for a Satellite Award in 1997 as well. Torn was born in Temple, Texas on February 6, 1931, the son of Elmore Rual "Tiger" Torn Sr. and Thelma Mary Torn. The senior Elmore was an agriculturalist and economist who worked to promote the consumption of black-eyed peas as a custom on New Year's Day. Thelma was aunt of actress Sissy Spacek; the family is of German and Czech/Moravian ancestry. The nickname "Rip" is a family tradition in the Torn family. Torn graduated from Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas in 1948. Torn was a member of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets, although he graduated from the University of Texas where he studied acting under Shakespearean professor B.
Iden Payne, was a member of the Alpha Nu chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity. After graduation, he served in the Military Police in the United States Army. While serving as a 2nd lieutenant at Fort Hood, Torn was known as something of a likeable rebel by the enlisted men, he got himself into a bit of trouble with his superiors when he left the field maneuver known as Operation Spearhead to go back to the base for a visit home. He was not alone in his attitude toward an exercise, implemented for the sole purpose of dispersing the 1st Armored Division during an atomic attack. After moving to Hollywood, Torn made his film debut in the 1956 film Baby Doll. Torn studied at the Actors Studio in New York under Lee Strasberg, becoming a prolific stage actor, appearing in the original cast of Tennessee Williams' play Sweet Bird of Youth, reprising the role in the film and television adaptations. While in New York, Torn introduced his cousin Sissy Spacek to the entertainment business, helped her enroll in the Actors Studio.
One of Torn's earliest roles was in Pork Chop Hill, portraying the brother-in-law of Gregory Peck's character. He had an uncredited role in A Face in the Crowd as Barry Mills. In 1957, Torn portrayed Jody in an early episode of The Restless Gun. In 1957, he starred as incarcerated Steve Morgan in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Number Twenty-Two," and on the same series in 1961 he played a released prisoner, Ernie Walters, in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "The Kiss-Off."After portraying Judas, betrayer of Jesus, in 1961's epic film King of Kings, Torn appeared as a graduate student with multiple degrees in 1963's television series Channing, as Roy Kendall in the Breaking Point episode "Millions of Faces." In 1964, Torn appeared as Eddie Sanderson in the episode "The Secret in the Stone" in The Eleventh Hour and in the premiere of The Reporter. In 1965, in the film The Cincinnati Kid, he played Slade, a corrupt New Orleans millionaire who pressures Steve McQueen during a high-stakes poker game.
On television that year, Torn portrayed Colonel Royce in the episode "The Lorelei" of Twelve O'Clock High. Since he has been a character actor in numerous films; the part of George Hanson in Easy Rider was written for Torn by Terry Southern, but according to Southern's biographer Lee Hill, Torn withdrew from the project after he and co-director Dennis Hopper got into a bitter argument in a New York restaurant. Jack Nicholson played Hanson instead in a career-launching performance. In 1972, Torn won rave reviews for his portrayal of a country & western singer in the cult film Payday, he co-starred with singer The Man Who Fell to Earth. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1983's Cross Creek as a poor neighbor of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in the orange groves of Florida, he portrayed a Southern senator in 1979's The Seduction of Joe Tynan, opposite Alan Alda and Meryl Streep, a music producer in Paul Simon's 1980 film One Trick Pony. In 1982, Torn played a role as a holy man in the sword-and-sorcery movie The Beastmaster.
He co-starred in Jinxed!, a comedy with Bette Midler, appeared as an airline executive in Airplane II: The Sequel. He played a Sheriff, opposite Treat Williams and Kris Kristofferson, in the 1984 thriller Flashpoint, he co-starred with John Candy as a man who helps a tourist win a sailboat race in the 1985 comedy Summer Rental. He had a brief role as Sheriff Hank Pearson in Extreme Prejudice. In 1988, he ventured into directing with The Telephone; the screenplay was written by Terry Southern and Harry Nilsson and the film was produced by their company Hawkeye. The story, which focused on an unhinged, out-of-work actor, had been written with Robin Williams in mind. After he turned it down, Whoopi Goldberg expressed a strong interest, but when production began, Torn had to contend with Goldberg digressing and improvising and he had to plead with her to perform takes that stuck to the script. Goldberg was backed by the studio, who allowed her to replace Torn's chosen DP, veteran cinematographer John Alonzo, with her then-husband.
As a result of the power struggle, Torn and Nilsson cut their own version of the film, using the takes that adhered to the script and this was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, but the studio put together a rival version using other takes and it was poorly reviewed when it premiered in January 1988. In 1990, he portrayed Colonel Fargo in By Dawn's Early L
Center City, Philadelphia
Center City includes the central business district and central neighborhoods of Philadelphia, in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the area that made up the City of Philadelphia prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 which extended the city borders to be coterminous with Philadelphia County. Greater Center City has grown into the second-most populated downtown area in the United States, after Midtown Manhattan in New York City, with an estimated 183,240 residents in 2015. Center City is bounded by South Street to the south, the Delaware River to the east, the Schuylkill River to the west, Vine Street to the north; this means that Center City occupies the boundaries of the city before it was made coterminous with Philadelphia County in 1854. The Center City District, which has special powers of taxation, has a complicated, irregularly shaped boundary that includes much but not all of this area, extends beyond it; the Philadelphia Police Department patrols three districts located within Center City – the 6th, 9th, 17th districts.
Among Center City's neighborhoods and districts are Penn's Landing, Old City, Society Hill, South Street, Washington Square West, Market East, Logan Square, the Museum District, Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, the Avenue of the Arts, Jewelers' Row. Center City is home to most of Philadelphia's tallest buildings, including Philadelphia's City Hall, the second tallest masonry building in the world and until 1987 the tallest in Philadelphia, as well as the tallest building in the world for seven years. In March 1987, One Liberty Place broke the gentlemen's agreement not to exceed the height of the statue of William Penn atop City Hall. Upon the completion of One Liberty Place, no Philadelphia major-league sports team won a world championship for the next two decades, a phenomenon known as the "Curse of Billy Penn." In an effort to reverse the curse, a 3-foot statue of Penn was affixed to the top of the Comcast Center upon its completion as the city's new tallest building in 2007. On October 29, 2008, the Philadelphia Phillies won the 2008 World Series, ending the "curse" Seven other skyscrapers now exceed the height of Penn's statue, including One Liberty Place's little sister, Two Liberty Place.
The Comcast Center, completed in 2007, became the tallest building in Pennsylvania, 30 feet taller than One Liberty Place. In 2018, the Comcast Technology Center opened, now the tallest building in Philadelphia, the eighth-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the tallest in the Western Hemisphere outside of New York or Chicago. 1441 Chestnut, under construction, is slated to be taller than City Hall. The first publicly accessible vantage point higher than City Hall opened at One Liberty Observation Deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place in 2015. Other Center City skyscrapers include the BNY Mellon Center and the Three Logan Square, which houses a traffic camera used by the Philadelphia branch of the Westwood One MetroNetworks traffic service. Across the street from City Hall is the Masonic Temple, the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, a legacy of the Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, many of whom were Freemasons. While Philadelphia's population declined, Center City's rose 10% between 1990 and 2000.
In 2007, the city designated the area bound by 11th Street, Broad Street, Chestnut Street and Pine Street as the Gayborhood. Chinatown Fitler Square French Quarter Logan Square Market East Old City Rittenhouse Square Society Hill Washington Square West Sunoco has its headquarters in the BNY Mellon Center. Cigna has its corporate headquarters in Two Liberty Place. Aramark is headquartered in Center City. Comcast is headquartered in the Comcast Center; the law firm Cozen O'Connor has its headquarters in Center City. Kogan Page has its United States offices in Center City. Lincoln National Corporation moved its headquarters from Indiana to Philadelphia in 1999. In Philadelphia Lincoln was headquartered in the West Tower of Centre Square in Center City. In 2007 the company moved 400 employees, including its top executives, to Radnor Township from Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Fire Department operates 5 Fire Stations in the Center City area: Ladder 5, Medic 35, Battalion 1 - 711 S. Broad St. Snorkel 2, Medic 44B, Battalion 4, Field Comm.
Unit 1 - 101 N. 4th St. Engine 11, Medic 21 - 601 South St. Pipeline 20, Ladder 23, Medic 1 - 133 N. 10th St. Squirt 43, Ladder 9, Medic 7 - 2108 Market St; the Federal Bureau of Prisons Northeast Region Office is in the U. S. Custom House, a part of the Independence National Historical Park, in Old City, Center City; the William J. Green, Jr. Federal Building houses the Federal Bureau of Investigation Philadelphia Field Office; the Consulate-General of Italy in Philadelphia is located in the 1026 Public Ledger Building at 150 South Independence Mall West. The Consulate-General of Panama in Philadelphia is located in Suite 1 at 124 Chestnut Street; the Consulate-General of Israel in Philadelphia is located on the 18th Floor at 1880 John F. Kennedy Boulevard; the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia is located in Suite 310 of the Bourse Building off of Independence Mall. The Consulate-General of the Dominican Republic in Philadelphia was located in Suite 216 in the Lafayette Building at 437 Chestnut Street.
It closed on November 7, 2005. Residents are within the School District of Philadelphia. From the 1940s to the opening of what is now known as the Greenfield School in 1954, many residents attended public schools in other areas and private schools due to the low number of public schools in Center City. In 2005, to prevent the flight of middle-class families, the school dist
Roadside Attractions is an American production company and film distributor based in Los Angeles, founded in 2003 by Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff, specializing in independent films. Lionsgate bought a portion of Roadside in 2007. All pictures distributed by Roadside. Official website Online Press Site Roadside Attractions on IMDb Roadside Attractions's channel on YouTube
Happy Tears (Roy Lichtenstein)
Happy Tears is a 1964 pop art painting by Roy Lichtenstein. It held the record for highest auction price for a Lichtenstein painting. On November 13, 2002, Happy Tears surpassed Kiss II, which had sold for $6.0 million in May 1990, by selling for $7.1 million at Christie's auction house in New York. In November 2005, the 1963 work In the Car surpassed Happy Tears' Lichtenstein work record auction price, when it sold for $16.2 million. Happy Tears was acquired at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, in 1964, it did not change hands until it was sold again on November 13, 2002, at auction at Christie's in New York. The owner lent this work for exhibition twice in the late 1960s. From November 1967 to May 1968, the exhibit made stops at the Stedelijk Museum, Tate Gallery, Kunsthalle Bern, Kestner-Gesellschaft. From September to November 1969, it was exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, it was displayed at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City in 2008. When the American independent comedy-drama film entitled Happy Tears, starring Parker Posey, Demi Moore, Rip Torn, Sebastian Roché, Ellen Barkin, written and directed by Roy Lichtenstein's son, Mitchell Lichtenstein, was marketed, the film poster prominently included the image of his father's work.
The film was named after this painting. After 1963, Lichtenstein's comics-based women "look hard, crisp and uniformly modish in appearance, as if they all came out of the same pot of makeup." This particular example is one of several, cropped so that the hair flows beyond the edges of the canvas. The image is made more poignant by the positioning of the fingers; the woman exudes a sense of relief over something, outside the canvas. 1964 in art Coplans, John, ed.. "Introduction, Biographical Notes, Chronology of Imagery and Art". Roy Lichtenstein. Praeger Publishers. Lichtenstein Foundation website Christies video Christies sale
Sebastian Charles Edward Roché is a Scottish-French actor and screenwriter. He is known for his roles as Kurt Mendel in Odyssey 5, Jerry Jacks in General Hospital, Thomas Jerome Newton in Fringe, Balthazar in Supernatural, Mikael in both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Reichsminister Martin Heusmann in The Man in the High Castle. Roché has appeared in the films The Last of the Mohicans, The Peacemaker, 15 Minutes, Haters, The Namesake, New York City Serenade, Happy Tears, Safe House, Wer, A Walk Among the Tombstones, We Love You, Sally Carmichael!. He starred in the Broadway plays Salome and The Green Bird. Roché was born in Paris to a French father, he was named Sebastian Charles Edward after Jacobite pretender Charles Edward Stuart. From age 12 to 18, Roché lived on a sailboat with his parents and brothers, travelling to the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, he is multilingual – able to speak English, French and Italian fluently. Roché was educated at the Cours Florent in Paris and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, attended the prestigious French National Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 1989.
He moved to New York City in 1992. Roché began his acting career in the made-for-television film The Murders in the Rue Morgue, appearing opposite Ian McShane and Val Kilmer, which aired on CBS on 7 December 1986. Throughout the late 1980s, he had roles in French television and cinema, including the films Adieu je t'aime, La Queue de la comète, La Révolution française, A Woman's Revenge, the television series Bonjour maître and The Hitchhiker. Roché has an extensive classical theatre background, notably starring in Salome with Al Pacino at the Circle in the Square Theatre, he appeared in a supporting role in the Daniel Day-Lewis-starring historical epic The Last of the Mohicans, released in the United States on 25 September 1992. On American television, he appeared in Loving, South Beach, New York Undercover, Swift Justice, Liberty!. In 1997, Roché was part of the main cast in the Fox fantasy adventure series Roar, playing the role of Saint Longinus, he starred opposite Vera Farmiga. The series was cancelled due to low ratings that same year.
Roché's many 1990s television credits include recurring and guest starring stints in series such as Feds, Dellaventura and the City, Law & Order, Big Apple. In 1998, he returned to the stage in the Off-Broadway production of Trainspotting at the Players Theater. In 2000, he portrayed Prince Renzo in the Broadway production of The Green Bird at the Cort Theatre; the play marked his second collaboration with director Julie Taymor. That same year, he appeared in the television film The Crossing opposite Jeff Daniels, which aired on A&E on 10 January 2000, he had a minor role in the Robert De Niro-starring thriller film 15 Minutes, released on 9 March 2001. In 2002, Roché began portraying Kurt Mendel in the Canadian science fiction series Odyssey 5 for Showtime, he remained in the role until the show's cancellation a year later. In the pilot episode, he spoke French, he guest starred in episodes of Touching Evil, Alias, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Unit. Roché co-starred in the Mira Nair-directed drama film The Namesake, released on 9 March 2007, in the Darby Crash biopic What We Do Is Secret, released on 8 August 2008.
He subsequently co-starred with Freddie Prinze, Jr. the comedy-drama New York City Serenade, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2007. Roché next starred in the motion capture epic fantasy film Beowulf, alongside Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie, directed by Robert Zemeckis and released to cinemas on 16 November 2007, he reprised his role as Wulfgar from the film in the accompanying video game Beowulf: The Game, released on 13 November 2007. In 2007, Roché began appearing in the ABC soap opera General Hospital as terrorist/criminal Jerry Jacks. By early 2009, Jerry had minimal screen time and was written out. From July to August 2009, Roché returned to the series in a recurring capacity, returned again to the role in December 2010. From August 2012 to October 2013, Roché again returned as the character on a recurring basis, he starred in a total of 319 episodes, has spoken Russian and French in the series. In 2009, Roché guest starred in The Mentalist as Shirali Arlov, as John Quinn in both 24: Redemption, the 2009 season of 24.
He appeared in the comedy-drama film Happy Tears with Demi Moore and Parker Posey, released on 19 February 2010, lent his voice to the animated film The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg and released on 21 December 2011. In 2010, Roché joined the recurring cast of The CW's drama series Supernatural, he starred in six episodes of the sixth season as Balthazar, a rogue angel and longtime friend of fellow angel Castiel. He was next cast in the Fox science fiction drama series Fringe, recurring in the second and third seasons as Thomas Jerome Newton, the leader of an army of shapeshifters from a parallel universe and a main antagonist of the series. In 2011, Roché began rec
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Prospect Park is a borough in Delaware County, United States. The population was 6,454 at the 2010 census, down from 6,594 at the 2000 census, it originated as a bedroom community of Philadelphia. It is located within 10 miles of Center City, with convenient rail access. In 1874, John Cochran of Chester purchased 103 acres from Joshua Pierson with the intention of dividing the property into lots and selling them; these properties formed the current community of Prospect Park. Prospect Hill Baptist Church in Prospect Park claims a prominent role in instituting the phrase "In God We Trust" on United States coins and currency. A former pastor, Mark R. Watkinson, felt that the Civil War was going to leave the country with a bad name, "brother fighting brother in a civil war", wrote a letter to Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, suggesting "God, Law," be put on the coins. Chase referred the matter to James B. Longacre, Mint Engraver. A committee settled on "In God We Trust", the words first appeared on a 2-cent coin.
A plaque on the outside of the church announces the birthplace of the phrase. The Morton Homestead, one of the oldest buildings in Pennsylvania, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970; the Park Square, located between 9th and 10th streets, is becoming a central focal point of the town. Our annual Fourth of July parade ends up at the Park Square. There are musical events on Tuesdays during the summer months; the types vary from String bands to classical to pop. Fun fact, the Park Square pavilion in the center of the park is the main backdrop for numerous wedding pictures; the yearly prom goers for Interboro High School meet at the Park to get pictures taken as well as to board their busses for the dance. Plenty to do including a basketball court, swing sets, sliding boards. Prospect Park is located in southeastern Delaware County at 39°53′9″N 75°18′26″W, it is bordered to the east by Norwood, to the south by Tinicum Township, to the west by Ridley Park, to the west and north by Ridley Township.
U. S. Route 13 crosses the borough, leading northeast to southwest 4 miles to Chester. Pennsylvania Route 420 crosses US 13 and leads north 2 miles to Morton and south 1 mile to Interstate 95 at Exit 9. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Prospect Park has a total area of 0.73 square miles, of which 0.01 square miles, or 1.57%, is water. As of Census 2010, the racial makeup of the borough was 92.6% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,594 people, 2,577 households, 1,600 families residing in the borough; the population density was 8,859.7 people per square mile. There were 2,683 housing units at an average density of 3,604.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.44% White, 1.38% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population. There were 2,577 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.9% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.20. In the borough, the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $45,244, the median income for a family was $51,966. Males had a median income of $38,914 versus $30,717 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $19,801. There are 3.6% of families living below the poverty line and 4.3% of the population, including 2.6% of under eighteens and 12.1% of those over 64.
Prospect Park Station is a SEPTA train station on the Wilmington/Newark Line. Students living in Prospect Park attend classes within the Interboro School District, which consists of Prospect Park and its neighboring regions Glenolden and Tinicum Township; the school district's administrative offices are located within the borough, as is Interboro High School. Borough of Prospect Park official website