'Everybody Loves Raymond' Dad Boyle Dies
The Emmy-winning actor, who was suffering from multiple myeloma and
Peter Boyle was born on October 18, 1935 and was raised in Norristown,
He began working in the movies and first received widespread acclaim in his first starring role in "Joe," playing an angry angry bigot. The result of that fame was two-fold: he began becoming typecast and therefore avoided taking roles in films that glorified violence.
Boyle succeeded in overcoming his typecasting by taking the role of the lab monster in 1974's spoof "Young Frankenstein," especially when he did the hilarious song-and-dance routine to "Puttin' on the Ritz" with the titular mad scientist played by
The film also led him to his future wife, Loraine Alterman, who visited the set as a reporter for Rolling Stone. Even though he was in full monster makeup, he asked her for a date. Through Alterman, he later met
Boyle also had other memorable roles in "Taxi Driver" as a cabbie known as the Wizard, "The Candidate" opposite
On the small screen, he was nominated seven times for his role as the curmudgeonly father Frank Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond," but never nabbed the prize. He did, however, win an Emmy for his guest appearance on
Boyle portrayed Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1977's TV movie "Tail Gunner Joe," as Fatso Judson in the 1979 miniseries "From Here to Eternity," in the short-lived yet critically acclaimed beat cop
Boyle suffered a stroke in 1990 that left him unable to speak for six months, and nine years later had a
He's survived by his wife and their two daughters, Lucy and Amy.