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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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All The Stars We've Lost In 2017
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2017-05-18 18:58:14
Chris Cornell's death on Wednesday night was a huge shock — as was its cause. But sadly he isn't the first we've lost this year. Legends Mary Tyler Moore and Don Rickles also left us, as did many other beloved celebrities. Take a moment and remember all the fallen stars ...

Friars Club Under Fire: Inside a Showbiz Institution Divided by Financial and Sex Harassment Scandals
Hollywood Reporter, 2017-04-13 13:30:00
"A lot of money is missing," says a billionaire member of the New York social club, once a haunt for Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles but now reeling from a federal raid and a discrimination case against a club official. read more

Don Rickles' Death Certificate Released
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2017-04-12 20:45:58
We still can't believe it's been almost a week since Don Rickles left us. As we reported, the legendary comedian and film star passed away from kidney failure at the age of 90 at his Los Angeles home this past Thursday. Related: Don Had Not Recorded His Toy Story 4 ...

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