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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) with Clark Gable, Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing (1967), the Clint Eastwood–led Kelly's Heroes (1970), and Martin Scorsese's Casino (1995) with Robert De Niro. 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 9,696,454 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Don Rickles is the 27th most popular comedian (down from 19th in 2019), the 2,578th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,133rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Comedian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 72

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among COMEDIANS

Among comedians, Don Rickles ranks 27 out of 91Before him are Andy Kaufman, Jerry Seinfeld, Henry Winkler, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, and Melissa McCarthy. After him are John Ritter, Zach Galifianakis, Bernie Mac, Mary Tyler Moore, Ronald Golias, and Jackie Gleason.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1926, Don Rickles ranks 137Before him are Kim Jong-pil, Peter Graves, Riz Ortolani, Shin Sang-ok, Karel Reisz, and Ed McBain. After him are Jeffrey Hunter, Teddy Scholten, Rafi Eitan, Morton Feldman, Elias Hrawi, and Marie-Claire Alain. Among people deceased in 2017, Don Rickles ranks 124Before him are Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Kate Millett, Robert Miles, Jerry Fodor, Jean d'Ormesson, and John Hillerman. After him are Violet Brown, Pierre Henry, Manuel Marín, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Omar Abdel-Rahman, and Jiro Taniguchi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Rickles ranks 2,578 out of 18,182Before him are Alvin Plantinga (1932), Patricia Arquette (1968), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), Arthur Kennedy (1914), Bill Duke (1943), and John Hillerman (1932). After him are Ralph Waite (1928), Martha Scott (1912), Jeffrey Hunter (1926), Carl Sandburg (1878), Jeffrey Wright (1965), and Garrett Morgan (1877).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Don Rickles ranks 24Before him are Andy Kaufman (1949), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Henry Winkler (1945), Richard Pryor (1940), Chris Rock (1965), and Melissa McCarthy (1970). After him are John Ritter (1948), Zach Galifianakis (1969), Bernie Mac (1957), Mary Tyler Moore (1936), Jackie Gleason (1916), and Kevin Hart (1979).

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