Larry Rickles

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Larry Rickles
Born (1970-05-12)May 12, 1970
Los Angeles, California
Died December 3, 2011(2011-12-03) (aged 41)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Screenwriter, producer
Years active 1996–2011
Parent(s) Don Rickles
Barbara Sklar

Larry Rickles (May 12, 1970 – December 3, 2011) was an American screenwriter, film and television producer. Larry Rickles won an Emmy Award in 2008 for his work on Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, a documentary about his father, actor and comedian Don Rickles.[1][2][3]

Rickles was born on May 12, 1970, in Los Angeles, the only son of Don Rickles and his wife Barbara.[1] Don said on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson that Barbara conceived Larry while he was on set in the Istrian village of Vižinada in the former Yugoslavia (now Istria, Croatia), while filming Kelly's Heroes in July 1969. He is the brother of actress Mindy Rickles.

Rickles began his career by working on set at several sitcoms.[1] He was an actor in the 1999 movie David and Lola. He was a member of the Writers Guild of America, West. He won admission into a Warner Bros. writing workshop in 1996. In 1997, Rickles was hired as a television writer for the long-running CBS comedy series Murphy Brown.[1]

Larry Rickles co-produced the 2007 HBO documentary, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, about his father.[1] The documentary won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special in 2008 and Rickles received an Emmy for his work.[1][2] Rickles' father also won an Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his appearance in the film.[1]

Larry Rickles died of complications of pneumonia in Los Angeles on December 3, 2011, at the age of 41.[1] He was survived by his parents Don and Barbara, and his sister, Mindy.[2]

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Larry Rickles on Internet Movie Database