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Thread started 04/06/17 2:26pm

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RIP Don Rickles

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He's dead at 90. From Variety:


Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.


Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.


Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on late night talk shows.


Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases “dummy” and “hockey puck.”

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Reply #1 posted 04/06/17 2:55pm

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Reply #2 posted 04/06/17 3:17pm

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funny guy, will be missed R.I.P.

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Reply #3 posted 04/06/17 3:34pm

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Glad he lived to a ripe old age. RIP rose

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Reply #4 posted 04/06/17 7:12pm

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Read his book a couple of years ago. Fantastic read. One of my favs. Que duerma en paz.
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Reply #5 posted 04/06/17 7:18pm

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RIP sad

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Reply #6 posted 04/06/17 7:43pm

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So does that leave Jerry Lewis as the last remaining old school comedian? He's 91.

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Reply #7 posted 04/07/17 8:40am

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Good to at least see people die at an old age. He had some career. Vegas will really celebrate this week. Good man.

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Reply #8 posted 04/08/17 9:12pm

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RIP pray I highly recommend Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) about the man and his craft which I give a 5 out of 5 popcorn worship

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Reply #9 posted 04/09/17 4:40am

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Use to like CPO Sharkey when I was a kid

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