Taylor has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Prior to becoming famous, Taylor was a page in the U.S Senate.
Rip's first Las Vegas appearance was in The Eleanor Powell Show at The Dunes Hotel and Casino. This led to sharing the nightly stage with stars like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Ann-Margret, and Judy Garland, among many others.
Rip served in the Korean War.
In the 1970s, Rip was named Las Vegas' "Entertainer of the Year" three years in a row.
Rip: I always wanted to be a Vegas comic, and that's what I am. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world -- if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Although I'm not a devout actor, it's nice to be able to do movies and TV, too. I want to be the second banana who works all the time. The ultimate for me would be to stay home and do a TV series for 13 weeks and then go do my nightclub act.