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Don Rickles

Knowledge Identifier: +Don_Rickles


Don Rickles

American stand-up comedian and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1926.

Countries: United States (88%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Joe Pesci, Snickers, Van Johnson

Linked to: Democratic Party, Newtown High School, Republican Party, Jews




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Don Rickles was born in 1926 add something


He was honorably discharged in 1946 add something


When he began his career in the early 1950s he started calling ill-mannered members of the audience a "hockey puck" add something


In 1958, Rickles made his film debut in a serious part in "Run Silent, Run Deep" starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster add something


During the 1960s, Rickles made guest appearances on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Munsters", "The Addams Family", "The Mothers -in- Law", "Gilligan's Island", "Get Smart", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "I Dream of Jeannie" add something


Throughout the 1960s, he appeared frequently on television in sitcoms and dramatic series add something


Van Johnson - Johnson guest starred as Joe Robertson, with June Allyson and Don Rickles, in the 1960 episode "The Women Who" of the CBS anthology series "The DuPont Show with June Allyson" In 1961, Johnson traveled to England to star in Harold Fielding's production of "The Music Man" at the Adelphi Theatre in London


Pat McCormick (actor) - McCormick was both the announcer and straight man for Don Rickles on "The Don Rickles Show" in 1968


In 1970, Rickles had a notable role as the con man Sgt. Crapgame in the hit film "Kelly's Heroes" with Clint Eastwood add something


The incident was often replayed in "Tonight Show" retrospectives and was considered a highlight of the 1970s era of the show add something


In 1972, he starred in the sitcom "The Don Rickles Show" which lasted for thirteen episodes add something


In 1973 Don Rickles was a popular comedian at The Dean Martin Roasts add something


In 1976, he starred in the sitcom "C.P.O. Sharkey", which lasted two seasons add something


In the early 1980s, Rickles began performing with singer Steve Lawrence in concerts in Las Vegas add something


In 1983, the duo co-hosted the short-lived ABC-TV series "Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders", an imitation of NBC's "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" add something


In 1985, when Frank Sinatra was asked to perform at Ronald Reagan's Second Inaugural Ball, he stipulated he would not perform unless Rickles was allowed to perform with him add something


In 1990, he appeared in the second season of "Tales From the Crypt" in the episode "The Ventriloquist's Dummy" add something


In 1992, he was cast in the film "Innocent Blood", directed by John Landis add something


In 1993, Rickles starred in another short-lived sitcom, "Daddy Dearest", with comedian Richard Lewis add something


Again in 1998, he was the voice of Cornwall, one of the heads of a two-headed dragon, in the movie "Quest for Camelot" add something


In 1998 he portrayed a movie theater manager in "Dirty Work", starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange add something


In February 2007, Rickles made a cameo appearance as himself in a strange, recurring dream sequence that was woven through an episode titled "Sub Conscious" of the CBS dramatic series, "The Unit" add something


Rickles' memoir, titled "Rickles' Book", was released on May 8, 2007 by Simon & Schuster add something


Stephen Colbert - He lost the same category to Tony Bennett in 2007 and Don Rickles in 2008


In 2010, he appeared in a commercial during Super Bowl XLIV as a talking rose add something


On June 27, 2010, he appeared on the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy awards on CBS TV. add something


In 2011, Rickles joined Joe Pesci in a Snickers advertisement highlighting the actors known for their "short fuses add something


The couple had two children; a daughter Mindy, and a son, producer Larry Rickles, who died in December 2011 at the age of 41 add something


Snickers - A 2011 commercial featured actors Joe Pesci and Don Rickles


Joe Pesci - Pesci appeared with Don Rickles in a 2011 Snickers advertisement in which he portrays the alter-ego of a young man who attends a party and becomes agitated by two women


In July 2012, Rickles performed live at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem add something


On May 28, 2014, Rickles was honored by Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" add something


On May 11, 2015, Rickles appeared as a guest on one of the final episodes of "The Late Show with David Letterman" add something


As of 2016, despite being impeded by multiple surgeries following a bout with necrotizing fasciitis in 2013, Rickles continues touring across the United States add something


As of 2017, despite being impeded by multiple surgeries following a bout with necrotizing fasciitis in 2013, Rickles continues touring across the United States add something


Rickles died of Kidney Failure on April 6, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills,_California; he was 90 years old add something


Toy Story - However it is uncertain how Mr. Potato Head's role in the film will be affected because of Don Rickles' death in 2017