After a long and legendary comedic career, Don Rickles has passed away at age 90.
Don Rickles was best known as an iconic insult comic, his career skyrocketed in the ’60s after appearances on The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Show.
His early career began when Frank Sinatra spotted him in a Miami nightclub.”I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion,” Don told the famous crooner. “I want to tell you, the cannon’s acting was great.”
From then on, the two often collaborated on projects. Frank even had a friendly nickname for Don: “Bullet Head.”
Don’s success continued after that, with his film debut coming in Run Silent, Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. From there, he also appeared in the popular Beach Party film series.
Many of us know him from his countless appearances on the ’60s and ’70s shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Munsters, The Addams Family, Gilligan’s Island, The Andy Griffith Show, I Dream of Jeannie, and many others.
While he slowed down later in life, Don still continued working up until very recently with appearances on late-night talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! He was even touring, on the Don Rickles Tour, during part of 2017. May he rest in peace!
Below are the photos of Don Rickles historic moments. ENJOY!