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Comedian Don Rickles dies at age 90

Comedian Don Rickles dies at age 90

FILE - In this June 7, 2012 file photo, comedian Don Rickles attends the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif. Rickles died, Thursday, April 6, 2017, of.

In January 2005, Rickles appeared with Bob Newhart, whom he considered his best friend, on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" the day after Johnny Carson's death to reminisce about their many guest appearances on Carson's show.

The funnyman played Mr Potato Head in the Disney Pixar franchise and was signed up to return for the 2019 release of Toy Story 4. Ironically, the things Don Rickles said many times to many people throughout his career were things that would have gotten people like Howard Stern or Bill O'Reilly or Don Imus raked over the coals and vilified career and personal wise.

Billy Crystal tweeted simply, "A giant loss". "If people keep showing up to see you, then it's still a high".

Clad in a suit, Rickles then began to lovingly nestle up to Carson and joke "I'm so lonely" - prompting Carson to throw his pal into a hot tub on set.

Starring alongside Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci, Rickles earned rave reviews for his portrayal of a savvy and smart veteran of the gambling industry who could quickly pick out who was trustworthy.

His wife, Barbara, was reportedly by his side. When you're standing out there doing comedy, not everybody thinks you're amusing.

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"RIP Don Rickles, 90". I just interviewed him.

He appeared in a 1976 episode of The Tonight Show where he accidentally broke Johnny Carson's wooden cigarette box. "You were one of a kind."- George Takei via Twitter.

Rickles was born in Queens, New York in 1926.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who was a friend to Rickles, said that his extensive comedic career just wasn't long enough. Larry died in December 2011 of pneumonia, at age 41, in what his father described as "the awful heartache of my life".

"I loved to perform, but I was really a very shy and frightened kid", he recalled in 1980.

Rickles' funeral services will be private, though in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Larry Rickles Endowment Fund at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.


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