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Don Rickles

Comedian/actor

Born - 8 May 1926, New York City, USA
Died - 6 April 2017

Stocky, balding 'insult comedian' with clown's smile whose sharp wit would harpoon anyone in sight in his nightclub act: Frank Sinatra, who loved him, was a particular target. Understandably, film appearances for the always in-demand comedian were somewhat infrequent, but included those in Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), The Rabbit Trap (1959), The Rat Race (1960), X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965, and other 'Beach comedies), Enter Laughing (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), For the Love of It (1980), Keaton's Cop (1990), Casino (1995), Dirty Work (1998) and The Catch (2005), his last. He also voiced Mr Potato Head in the 'Toy Story' cartoon features, one of numerous voice-overs he was called on to do in his later years. He married in his late thirties: his wife Barbara survives him. He died from kidney failure.