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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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