Don Rickles

1926 - 2017

Don Rickles

Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, known especially for his insult comedy. His film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Clark Gable, Kelly's Heroes (1970) with Clint Eastwood and Casino (1995) with Robert De Niro; beginning in 1976, he enjoyed a two-year run starring in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey and had his own sitcom called The Don Rickles Show (1972). A headline performer at Las Vegas hotel-casinos and peripheral member of the Rat Pack via friendship with Frank Sinatra, Rickles received widespread exposure as a frequent guest on talk and variety shows, including The Dean Martin Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman, and later voicing Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Rickles has received more than 7,413,275 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 907th most popular comedian.

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  • 7.4M

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  • 64

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  • 1.84

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  • 6.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Don Rickles ranks 14 out of 8Before him are Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Chevy Chase, and Simon Pegg. After him are Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, Lucille Ball, Richard Pryor, Melissa McCarthy, and Henry Winkler.

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Among people born in 1926, Don Rickles ranks 112Before him are Julie Adams, Verner Panton, Galina Vishnevskaya, Ed McBain, Efraín Ríos Montt, and Jérôme Lejeune. After him are Patricia Neal, Hugo Banzer, Gordon Scott, Sergio Pininfarina, Nina Kulagina, and Shigeo Sugimoto. Among people deceased in 2017, Don Rickles ranks 90Before him are Paolo Villaggio, Jerry Fodor, René Préval, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Ljubiša Samardžić, and Violet Brown. After him are Dick Bruna, Jannis Kounellis, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Kim Jong-nam, Robert Hardy, and Brian Aldiss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Rickles ranks 1,730 out of 12,171Before him are Betty Friedan (1921), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Buddy Guy (1936), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Ron Howard (1954), and Sarah Knauss (1880). After him are Diane Lane (1965), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Arthur Kennedy (1914), Vesto Slipher (1875), Barbara Eden (1931), and Joe Lynn Turner (1951).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Don Rickles ranks 12Before him are Steve Martin (1945), George Carlin (1937), Adam Sandler (1966), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), and Chevy Chase (1943). After him are Joan Rivers (1933), Andy Kaufman (1949), Lucille Ball (1911), Richard Pryor (1940), Melissa McCarthy (1970), and Henry Winkler (1945).