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RIP TAYLOR ROARS INTO TOWN FOR A HILARIOUS EVENING AT PETRUS

 RIP TAYLOR ROARS INTO TOWN FOR A HILARIOUS EVENING AT PETRUS
 ATLANTA, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- He has one of the most recognizable faces in all of show business and one of the funniest acts around. He's starred on Broadway, television, motion pictures and stages throughout the world. He was named "Comedy Star of the Year" for an unprecedented three years in a row. He's Rip Taylor and he's coming to Petrus.
 Wednesday, Jan. 8, Rip brings his confetti-tossing antics to town as he performs live on the Petrus stage. Rip will also be honored with the Petrus Nightlife Award and will receive a Proclamation from the city of Atlanta.
 Rip's brilliant career began while he was working as a page in the U.S. Senate. In his early days Rip was known as the "Crying Comedian," as he entertained audiences with his bigger than life handkerchiefs and buckets of tears. As time went on, Rip invented new uses for confetti, until each one of his appearances was like New Year's Eve.
 An appearance on the Ed Sullivan show led to Rip's first Las Vegas strip appearance on the Eleanor Powell Show at the Dunes Hotel. His act held over for four weeks and led to countless other guestings with headliners such as Judy Garland, Ann-Margaret, Charo, Sammy Davis Jr., and others. Soon, Rip was off headlining his own revues including "Funny Farm," "Hello, America," "Red Hot and Rowdy," "Rip Roarin!" and many others.
 Away from stage performances, Rip has also boasted starring roles in television, theater and motion pictures. He played a dramatic Fagan in "Oliver," Captain Hook in "Peter Pan," and on Broadway with Ann Miller in "Sugar Babies." He has hosted his own television show entitled "$1.98 Beauty Show," and has appeared as a guest on practically every other TV show imaginable. He has starred on children's shows like "Sigmund and the Sea Monster," and has made innumerable appearances for charitable organizations. His motion picture credits include "Repossessed," Cheech and Chong's "Things are Tough All Over," and as the voice of the Genie in Disney's "Duck Tales," just to name a few.
 Perhaps the most fascinating credit to Rip Taylor's (born Charles Elmer Taylor) incredible career is his singing ability. Although he has yet to record an album (Rip contends, "It's early yet,") Rip has a magnificent singing voice. An even lesser known fact is that Rip sings in Japanese. The multi-talented performer sang for two years in Japan, sometime between his college days and his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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