Don Rickles is a celebrated American comedian and actor known for his frequent appearances on popular late night talk shows such asThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show with David Letterman. His most notable film credits include 1958's Run Silent, Run Deep, 1970's Kelly's Heroes and 1995's Toy Story and its sequels. He is regarded as one of America's finest insult comics.
He is the son of Etta and Max Rickles. In 1965, he got married to Barbara Sklar, with whom he fathered two children.
In 2000, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a recipient of both the Legend Award and The Johnny Carson Award.
He served in the U.S. Navy and fought in World War II.
He performed at the presidential inauguration ceremonies of both President Reagan and President George H.W. Bush.
Funny is funny.Don Rickles
I have no idea what I'm going to say when I stand up to give a toast. But I do know that anything I say I find funny.Don Rickles
Political correctness? In my humor, I never talk about politics. I was never much into all that.Don Rickles
Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed.Don Rickles
Some people say funny things, but I say things funny.Don Rickles
To my knowledge, I was the first guy really to do what I do. And then later on different comedians started trying doing it.Don Rickles
When you stand alone and sell yourself, you can't please everyone. But when you're different, you can last.Don Rickles
Who picks your clothes - Stevie Wonder?Don Rickles
You can't study comedy it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude.Don Rickles
You know what's funny to me? Attitude.Don Rickles
was a famous American comedian,
who was born on
May 8, 1926. As a person born on this date, Don Rickles is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 8) and the 21st most popular for the year (1926).
People born on May 8
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Don Rickles is the 412th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Don Rickles' birthday, Don Rickles is the 2800th most famous American and ranks 3rd in famous people born in Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
In general, Don Rickles ranks as the 4979th
most popular famous person, and the 85th most popular comedian of all time.
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