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Don Rickles / Las Vegas Legendary Comedian
Don Rickles’ Last Show
by Billy Ingram

“Las Vegas is the boiling pot of entertainment.” - Don Rickles

Billy Crystal Talks the Rat Pack with Don Rickles

Don Rickles Last Show

Don Rickles had a number of TV series, none terribly popular, the longest running was CPO Sharkey which ran for 2 Seasons on NBC. His last series was produced for AARP, for airing on YouTube: Dinner With Don, where the comedian broke bread with different stars like Vince Vaughn, Snoop Dogg, and Amy Proeler.

90-year old Don Rickles looks very old here, he died not long after the 13 episodes for AARP were filmed, in 2017, so there’s only one season of Dinner With Don. Besides discussing Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack, Rickles remembers working with various actors on screen like Anthony Quinn. Also, Billy Crystal once won $1,000 from Robin Williams in a bet over Don Rickles.

Don Rickles' Last Show

Here’s the final episode of Dinner With Don, taped less than 3 months before the legendary Las Vegas entertainer passed away. Rickles is joined by Martin Scorsese and Robert Deniro so naturally they talk about filming Casino 23 years earlier.

This was Don Rickles last performance…

 

BONUS: Here’s the infamous broken cigarette box from Johnny Carson’s desk and the hilarity that ensued…

1 - Dec. 13, 1976 - Guest Don Rickles breaks Johnny's cigarette box while horsing around. Bob Newhart is the Guest Host.
2 - Dec. 14, 1976 - After discovering the broken box, Johnny breaks into a taping of CPO Sharkey to confront Rickles with the box. Includes the usually-not-shown last part where Rickles "introduces" Johnny.
3 - Nov. 13, 1978 - Rickles is Guest Host and starts messing with the box again.


“Sinatra had a lot of mood swings, but he was wonderful to my wife Barbara and to me. He made no bones about who he liked and who he loved, and he had this great c

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Don Rickles’ Last Show


“Sinatra had a lot of mood swings, but he was wonderful to my wife Barbara and to me. He made no bones about who he liked and who he loved, and he had this great charisma. When he walked into a room, it stopped. I've only seen that happen with Ronald Reagan.” - Don Rickles

 

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