Remember Don Rickles With 7 Of His Greatest Screen Appearances

Don Rickles, famous insult comic, passed away on April 6 from kidney failure. He was 90 years old.

Mourning is a serious business, so it likely wouldn’t have been Rickles’s favorite activity. In honor of his almost-relentless preference for humor, remember his life through seven of his greatest comedic moments, below.

1) Surprising Frank Sinatra on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” 1976

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2) Appearing on “The Don Rickles Show,” which lasted only one season

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3) In Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film “Casino”

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4) In his first appearance on “The Dean Martin Show”

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5) In this clip from the HBO documentary about him, “Mr. Warmth”

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6) As a guest on “The Dick Cavett Show,” 1972

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7) On “C.P.O. Sharkey”

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Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax is the Forward’s culture fellow. Contact her at zax@forward.com or on Twitter, @TalyaZax.

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