Don Rickles

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Birth Name: Donald Jay Rickles

Date of Birth: May 8, 1926

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 6, 2017

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Don Rickles was an American comedian, actor, and voice actor.

Don was the son of Etta and Max Sidney Rickles. His father was a Jewish emigrant from Kaunas, Lithuania. His mother was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents.

Don’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Richter/Rickles.

Don’s paternal grandmother was named Frances Savage.

Don’s maternal grandfather was named Harry Feldman.

Don’s maternal grandmother was named Clara Landsberg (the daughter of David Landsberg).

Sources: Genealogy of Don Rickles –

Marriage record of Don’s parents –

Don’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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