An Intimate Evening With The Legendary Don Rickles
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 02:36 PM EST
Tickets for Don Rickles go on sale Friday, November 30th at 11:00am. Pre- Sale Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or bergenPac.org on Thursday November 29th For more information or to order tickets please reach out to the box office at 201 227 1030.
Thursday June 20, 2013 at 8pm
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Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030
In a career that has lasted nearly 65 years, Don Rickles has starred in nearly three dozen movies, including "Kelly's Heroes" and "Casino."
But honestly, does anyone think of the 85-year-old Rickles as anything but the seminal and iconic insult comic? Even his nickname, "Mr. Warmth," is an ironic reference to his offensive and insensitive stage personality.
After the Golden Era of Hollywood ended, Don Rickles is one man still living to tell his tales. One of the most respected talents in entertainment, Rickles got his start in the night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when Don made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep (1958). The movie was a big hit. Afterward, Rickles continued acting, starring in films like X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963), Bikini Beach (1964), Enter Laughing (1967), and Kelly's Heroes (1970). In 1973, Don became a regular on Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts. From 1973 until 1984, Don appeared frequently on Dean's show, paying tribute to some of his friends, like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and was even the roast master on the roast for Dean Martin himself. In 1976, Don his own TV series "CPO Sharkey" (1976), which enjoyed a two year run. After 1984, Don began taking it easy, appearing in a few minor film roles. But in 1995, Don made a big comeback, appearing with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Toy Story(1995) in the role of the grouchy Mr. Potato Head. In 1999, he returned as Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 2 (1999).
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