Sunday, June 16, 2024

Don Rickles Dead at 90; Comedy Legend Who Insulted All Was Beloved and Revered


Don Rickles is dead at 90. The king of comedy, with a long legacy that dated back to Ed Sullivan and the Catskills and more, was beloved. He insulted everyone and everyone loved it. I met him many times, and I’m laughing just thinking about him. Condolences to his family and friends–among them Bob Newhart, who was his BFF. Don we are going to miss you!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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