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Don Rickles

Don Rickles
Rickles on stage at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on January 12, 2008
Personal information
NameDon Rickles
Birth nameDonald Jay Rickles
Birth dateMay 8, 1926(age 88)
Birth placeQueens, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican
Years active1948 present
GenresImprovisational comedy, observational comedy, musical comedy, insult comedy
SubjectUnited States culture, race relations, self-deprecation, marriage, everyday life, Jewish humor, pop culture
InfluencesMilton Berle
InfluencedJay Leno, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Russell Peters, Dave Attell, Lisa Lampanelli Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy
SpouseBarbara Sklar (1965 present) (2 children)
Notable works and rolesHello Dummy!
Q M 1/C Ruby in Run Silent, Run Deep
Sgt. Crapgame in Kelly's Heroes
Billy Sherbert in Casino
Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise

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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, Rickles has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is best known as an insult comic.

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Morning Star--I shelved my powers of discretion and went for the cheap shots, repaying his attentions with a frosty pre-teen impersonation of -Don Rickles-. This early dysfunctional relationship survived into high school, but never evolved beyond the grot - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:36:02 GMT+00:00
TV Land Awards reunite old shows: Family Ties, Facts of Life, and more (pics) - Examiner.com Tweet this news
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Norm MacDonald on Don Rickles at Frank Sinatra's Death Bed on 'Kimmel' (VIDEO) - TV Squad Tweet this news
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Sacramento Bee--WHAT: After her 2009 HBO special, "Long Live the Queen," she was heralded as a female -Don Rickles-. While she has great respect for the barrier-crashing insult comic, she takes it to greater lengths than he did, much gre - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 07:26:43 GMT+00:00
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