Peter Boyle Dies at 71

Actor Peter Boyle, who played the monster in "Young Frankenstein" and the father in "Everybody Loves Raymond" has passed away.

He was 71. According to his publicist he died last night in a New York City hospital. He'd been battling heart disease and multiple myeloma.

Mel Brooks fans will remember Boyle as the tap-dancing monster created by Gene Wilder in "Young Frankenstein." More recently, Boyle and actress Doris Roberts played Ray Romano's parents in "Everybody Loves Raymond," which can still be seen on WBKO's FOX channel 8, weekdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Boyle first became known for playing hard-bitten, angry types -- including a hippie-hating murderous bigot in the 1970 movie "Joe." But he eventually showed he could play both drama and comedy -- even hosting "Saturday Night Live" once.

Boyle is currently seen as Father Time in "The Santa Clause 3."


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