Larry Rickles

TV Producer

1970 – 2011


Who was Larry Rickles?

Larry Rickles was an American screenwriter, film and television producer. 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.

Rickles was born on May 12, 1970, in Los Angeles, the only son of Don Rickles and his wife Barbara.

Rickles began his career by working on set at several sitcoms. 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.

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

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

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May 12, 1970
Los Angeles
  • United States of America
Dec 3, 2011
Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013


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