Don Rickles

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Donald Jay Rickles
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/08/1926, Taurus
  • Profession: Comedian; actor
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Don Rickles Fast Facts:
  • Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Cyrene during World War II. 
  • Originally intended to become a serious actor, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts; fellow classmates included Anne Bancroft, Grace Kelly and Jason Robards.
  • Received Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Recording in 1968 for Hello, Dummy! and 1969 for Don Rickles Speaks. 
  • His brand of insult comedy has earned him such nicknames as "The Merchant of Venom," "The Insultan" and "Mr. Warmth."
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
  • Voiced the role of Mr. Potato Head in Disney's Toy Story films.
  • Don Rickles Relationships:
  • Mindy Rickles - Daughter
  • Larry Rickles - Son
  • Barbara Rickles - Wife
  • Etta Rickles - Mother
  • Max Rickles - Father
  • Don Rickles Awards:
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • College:
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY

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