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Don Rickles and that night with Johnny Depp…

Posted in Johnny Depp by Anna Maria Polidori on April 6, 2017

We want to remember Don Rickles with these pictures



Mr. Rickles disappeared on Thursday in Los Angeles.


Johnny Depp circa 3 years ago met during a gala had the pleasure to being introduced to Mr Rickles.

Johnny met Rickles during a gala with   Martin Scorsese, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, Regis Philbin, Tracy Morgan, Brian Williams and Jon Stewart.

Johnny told to the audience what when he met Rickles he was expecting an insult. No one. A bad signal to Johnny. “It meant to me at the time that he clearly hated me” added Johnny.

Donald Jay Rickles was born in the Queens NYC in 1926, becoming an icon of the American showbiz. Dramatic and comic roles, he was  a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. More than 100 appearances.

After the Second World War the comedian studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

It was a hard work the one of the actor and not receiving great payments Rickles started to doing stand-up comedy performing  in hotels.

He became famous for being an insult comedian. He was so nice doing it that the public went crazy for him and so Don added to the various sketches insults everytime.

Who  helped a lot Rickles was Frank  Sinatra .


Sinatra simply fell in love for his acting and for the insults. He asked to other known people of supporting him.

Rickles once said, “I always pictured myself facing the audience as the matador”.

In 1959 the first movie with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster “Run Silent, Run Deep”.

Television his great love. In the ’60’s appeared on tv in sit-coms and dramatic series.

In 1968, Rickles launched his own variety show on ABC and after this experience  in 1970 worked with Eastwood in Kelly’s Heroes.

He worked very hard during the 70s and 80s. In 1992 he  was seen in the production Innocent Blood by John Landis.

Rickles worked in 1995 in Casino a movie by Scorsese with Robert De Niro and he voiced Mr.Potato Head in the animated movie Toy Story by Pixar performing the same character also in the second and third movie.

Married with Barbara Sklar since march 14 1965  two children, Mindi and Larry Rickles, producer.


Anna Maria Polidori

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  1. johnnyboy46 said, on April 7, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Wow!! Bruh what a interesting topic man. Keep it up.

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