Larry Rickles

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Larry Rickles
Born(1970-05-12)May 12, 1970
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedDecember 3, 2011(2011-12-03) (aged 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, producer
Years active1996–2011
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, and the following year he was hired as a television writer for the CBS comedy series Murphy Brown.[1]

Larry Rickles co-produced the 2007 HBO documentary about his father, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.[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 a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his appearance in the film.[1]

Larry Rickles died 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Barnes, Mike (December 6, 2011). "Don Rickles' Only Son Dies at 41, Larry Rickles earned an Emmy Award for a 2007 documentary about his dad". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Larry Rickles, Primetime Emmy-Winning Producer and Son of Comedy Icon Don Rickles". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. December 7, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Passings: Dev Anand, Larry Rickles". Los Angeles Times. December 7, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.

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