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Born: May 8, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Served in the U.S. Navy in World War II; honorably discharged in 1946
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Appeared as stand-up comedian in nightclubs in the U.S.
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Big break came at the Slate Brothers, a Los Angeles nightclub
1958:
Feature film debut in the submarine drama "Run Silent, Run Deep"
1964:
Appeared in the popular "Beach Party" film series with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon in the 1960s
1965:
First appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)
1967:
Made frequent appearances on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC) and became a fixture on Martin's roast specials
1968:
Released the live comedy album <i>Hello, Dummy!</i>
1968:
Starred in his own variety show "The Don Rickles Show" (ABC) with Pat McCormick as his sidekick
1970:
Had a notable role as the con man Sgt. Crapgame in the hit film "Kelly's Heroes"
1972:
Starred in the CBS sitcom "The Don Rickles Show"
1976:
Played title role on NBC sitcom "C.P.O. Sharkey"
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Performed with singer Steve Lawrence in several Las Vegas concerts in the early 1980s
1983:
Co-hosted (with Steve Lawrence) the short-lived ABC series "Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders"
1985:
Performed with Frank Sinatra at Ronald Reagan's Second Inaugural Ball
1992:
Received critical praise for his dramatic role in John Landis' "Innocent Blood"
1993:
Starred in another short-lived sitcom "Daddy Dearest" (Fox) with comedian Richard Lewis
1995:
Returned to features as Robert De Niro's trusted colleague in Martin Scorsese's "Casino"
1995:
Lent his voice to the character of Mr. Potato Head in the Pixar film "Toy Story"
1996:
First appearance at NYC's Carnegie Hall
1999:
Once again voiced the character of Mr. Potato Head for "Toy Story 2"
2000:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 17)
2004:
Cast opposite William H. Macy in the TNT special "The Wool Cap" as an elderly tenant
2007:
Published memoir <i>Rickles' Book</i>
2007:
Received first Emmy for HBO documentary "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project," directed by John Landis
2010:
Reprised the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"

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