Barbara Rickles is a celebrity spouse whose profile has been captivating. Besides her fame as the better half of the iconic comedian and actor, Don Rickles, Barbara has carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. As a result of her marriage to the A-list comedian who has best been described as a great entertainer, Don Rickles’ ex-wife had been in the limelight for achieving one of the longest celebrity marriages. Their relationship which was one of a kind, was quite enviable as the pair remained together to celebrate the golden jubilee of their marriage.
Unfortunately, a few months after the duo celebrated their 52nd anniversary, Barbara’s husband passed on from kidney failure. She still cherishes the precious time they spent together as she has marked his death memorial with special tributes since his demise in 2017. Here is more about the amazing Barbara Rickles.
Barbara Rickles’ Biography (Age)
Don Rickles’ ex-wife has successfully kept her personal life details discrete despite being in the spotlight for such a long period. Hence, much is not known about her life including her age, parents, siblings and educational achievements. Well, it is known that she hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Having been married to one of the legends of the entertainment industry, Barbara Rickles followed the footsteps of her late husband to establish a career in acting as she has some screen credits.
Who are Barbara Rickles’ Kids?
Barbara got acquainted with Don Rickles after meeting through his agent. The pair kicked off an affair soon after, as the late iconic comic artist was strongly attracted to Barbara. They moved on to solemnize their union on the 14th of March 1964 and two years later, the couple’s small circle was expanded by the arrival of their first child, a daughter called Mindy Rickles. Then in 1970, Barbara and Don welcomed their son, Larry Rickles. Sadly, Larry passed on in December 2011 as he died of Pneumonia at the age 41.
Prior to his death, he worked as a screenwriter, filmmaker and television producer. He was also an actor and was featured in multiple television series and movies including David and Lola. As a fellow of the Writers Guild of America, Larry Rickles was the brain behind the scripts for the CBS comedy series, Murphy Brown. He also served as the co-producer of the documentary film about his father titled, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project that was first screened at the 2007 New York Film Festival. The documentary which was one of Larry’s brilliant production works earned him an Emmy Award.
Barbara’s daughter, Mindy, on the other hand, is also following after their family trend of carving a niche in the entertainment industry. She is an adept actress who has also performed as a stand-up comedian at many comedy clubs in the Southern California Region. Her works as an actress include Dealin with Idiots, In the Heat of the Night, Lethal Weapon and Tales From the Crypt.
Facts About Don Rickles’ Ex-Wife
1. She is an Actress
Barbara Rickles has been featured in a few television shows in her short-lived acting career which includes appearing together with her late husband on shows like Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business and Don’s documentary, Mr. Warmth: The Rickles Project.
2. Her Ex-Husband
Barbara’s ex-husband, Don Rickles achieved remarkable success in his show business career that spanned over six decades. He made appearances in numerous movies and television shows such as The Rat Race, The Money Jungle, Redux Riding Hood, The Money Jungle. He equally provided a voice for his famous character, Mr, Potato Head in the Toy Story movies series. Rickles’ uncanny ability to thrill his fans, having been regarded as one of the best insult comics of all time earned him several accolades and titles including Fairs Club Lifetime Achievement Award, The Johnny Carson Award, Primetime Emmy Award, among others.
3. Her Administration Work
Prior to getting married to Don Rickles, Barbara carried out some administrative works which lasted for over three decades including working as the personal assistant of her late husband’s agent.
4. She is a Grandmother
Barbara Rickles’ daughter, Mindy is married to a renowned Jazz musician, Ed Mann. They have been together for more than 20 years and have been blessed with two sons, Ethan and Harrison.