Don Rickles

1926 - 2017

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Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known primarily for his insult comedy. His film roles include Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), Enter Laughing (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), and Casino (1995). From 1976 to 1978, Rickles had a two-season starring role in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Rickles has received more than 11,066,068 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 72 in 2019). Don Rickles is the 26th most popular comedian, the 2,828th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,572nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Comedian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among comedians, Don Rickles ranks 26 out of 98Before him are Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Henry Winkler, Melissa McCarthy, Larry David, and John Ritter. After him are Jerry Seinfeld, Zach Galifianakis, Mary Tyler Moore, Tina Fey, Bernie Mac, and Lenny Bruce.

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Among people born in 1926, Don Rickles ranks 147Before him are Jürgen Moltmann, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Raul Hilberg, Bhupen Hazarika, Jambyn Batmönkh, and Joshua Fishman. After him are Marie-Claire Alain, Morton Feldman, Peter Alexander, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, Elias Hrawi, and John Derek. Among people deceased in 2017, Don Rickles ranks 146Before him are Charles Robert Jenkins, Stephen Paddock, Baldwin Lonsdale, Jean d'Ormesson, Aleksey Batalov, and Todor Veselinović. After him are Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Charles Bachman, Umberto Lenzi, Frank Vincent, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and William Peter Blatty.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Rickles ranks 2,828 out of 20,380Before him are Jason Miller (1939), Vic Morrow (1929), Edith Roosevelt (1861), Robert H. Jackson (1892), Harlan Coben (1962), and Frances E. Allen (1932). After him are Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Andrew Wyeth (1917), William P. Rogers (1913), Nick Castle (1947), Ronny Cox (1938), and Jessica Biel (1982).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Don Rickles ranks 23Before him are Richard Pryor (1940), Chris Rock (1965), Henry Winkler (1945), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Larry David (1947), and John Ritter (1948). After him are Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Zach Galifianakis (1969), Mary Tyler Moore (1936), Tina Fey (1970), Bernie Mac (1957), and Lenny Bruce (1925).