Don Rickles Starts A Project In Perfect Health; Faced Death Of One Of His Children With Wife
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth B- 1926-05-08, D- 2017-04-06
- Nationality American
- Profession Comedian
- Birth Name Donald Jay Rickles
- Zodiac Sign Taurus
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father Joseph Rickles
- Mother Frances Rickles
- Son/s Larry Rickles
- Daughter/s Mindy Rickles
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Barbara Rickles (m. 1965–2017)
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Wedding Date 14 March 1965
- Gay No
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $30 Million
- Career 1955-2017
- High School Newtown High School
- College American Academy of Dramatic Arts
- Height/ How Tall? 5'6" (168 cm)
- Weight N/A
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black & White
- Eye Color Light Brown
Passion does not get old like a human does. Proving the statement is the stand-up comedian and actor Don Rickles, who is still doing shows at the age of 90.
Everybody knows him professionally, but very few people know the real Don. So what is Don's reality outside of his profession? If you are craving to find out, we'll help you out.
Begins Project in Perfect Health:
The announcement came on February 8, 2017, that Don Rickles (90) had postponed Reno show with Regis Philbin which was scheduled for February 10, 2017, at "Grand Sierra Resort" due to a Flu-like infection causing the doctor to advise him to stop traveling. He was due to take part in a stage show at Grand Theatre where he spent many decades as an actor and a comedian.
Now in the pink of health Don Rickles is all set to launch a project “Dinner With Don” with AARP which will be an unscripted series headlined by Don himself. The formal announcement of the launch was made on March 20, 2017, by AARP.
The first season of the show is bound to be shot around Los Angeles' famed restaurants including Craig's, The Palm, Dan Tana's, Vincente and Madeo. And the guests include Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Marisa Tomei and Martin Scorsese.
Faced Death of Son With Wife Barbara:
Don Rickles married his wife Barbara Skylar in 1965. The couple met through Don's agent and he fell for her when she failed to get his sense of humor. During the span of over five decades, they share the same love back in the days when they first met. The couple shares two children together, a daughter Mindy Rickles and a son Larry Rickles.
Caption: An adorable couple of Don Rickles and Barbara Rickles who have literally grown old together.
Photo Credit: celebritywc.com
Following her father’s footprint is Don’s daughter Mindy has made a mark for herself as a comedian and is doing well for herself along with the encouragement from her father.
My daughter @MindyRickles is now doing stand-up. As if I don't have enough trouble, now I have to worry about 2 reviews.— Don Rickles (@DonRickles) February 17, 2014
Life does not always bring happiness, sometimes it brings grief as well. Back in 2011, Don lost his son Larry Rickles, an Award Winning producer of HBO’s “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project son Larry Rickles” at the tender age of 41 to pneumonia.
Caption: A loveable picture of Don Rickles with his late son Lary Rickles
Photo Credit: hollywoodreporter.com
Throughout his life, Don Rickles has enjoyed his fame, witnessed his daughter Mindy's comedy talent and survived the loss of his son Larry and now he is busy doing a tour across United states. Moreover, he is now all set to be the exec producer of the series Dinner With Don and all his fans are excited to watch it. He surely proves age is just a number when it comes to passion. Goodluck Don!