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Don Rickles

Previous star: Ann Rutherford

Biography

Don Rickles in 1973

Source: Wikipedia

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (born May 8, 1926) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman, he has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is widely known as an insult comic.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Donald Jay Rickles
  • Born: May 8, 1926 (age 89) Queens, New York City, New York, United States
  • Medium: Stand-up, Television, Film
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1948–present
  • Genres: Improvisational comedy, Observational comedy, Musical comedy, Insult comedy
  • Subject(s): United States culture, Racism, Self-deprecation, Everyday life, Religion, Current events
  • Influences: Milton Berle
  • Influenced: Jay Leno, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Russell Peters, Dave Attell, Lisa Lampanelli Jerry Seinfeld, Norm Macdonald, Larry the Cable Guy, Robert Smigel (as Triumph the Insult Dog), Kathy Griffin
  • Spouse: Barbara Sklar (1965–present)
  • Children: 2
  • Notable works and roles: Hello Dummy! Run Silent, Run Deep Kelly's Heroes Casino Toy Story
  • Allegiance: United States of America
  • Service/branch: United States Navy
  • Years of service: 1944–1946
  • Rank: Seaman first class (S1/c)
  • Battles/wars: World War II

Read more about Don Rickles at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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How ‘Toy Story 4’ and Pixar keep Don Rickles’ legacy alive two years after his death
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The toys in “Toy Story 4” are freaking out in Bonnie’s family RV when Rex spirals into his typical hysterics. Panicked, the dinosaur swings his oversize green tail and whacks fellow franchise veteran Mr. Potato Head in the process. “Hey, watch it, buddy!” the spud cries out, as his detachable ...

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Variety, 2018-01-22 02:43:08
Rose Marie, Bill Paxton, Jim Nabors, and Don Rickles were among the famous film and TV personalities who were honored in the In Memoriam segment of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. The memorial segment, broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, honored many of the notable actors and actresses ...

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CBS Entertainment Ne, 2017-11-18 14:50:05
Comedian Bob Saget's career is famously a tale of two comic personas. There's the family-friendly Saget of "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" and in stark contrast the stand-up comedian whose act can tend toward the decidedly blue. Jamie Wax sat down with Saget to discuss his new stand-up ...

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