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The Religious Affiliation of
Don Rickles
great American comedian


From: Jeff Sorensen, Bob Newhart, St. Martin's Press: New York (1988), pages 78:
"I love the guy," says [Don] Rickles [who is Bob Newhart's best friend]. "He's Mr. America in a crowd. Charlie Everybody, the American flag with a ribbon tied around him. Not Jewish, not Italian. I'm different. I don't live and relive everything I do onstage. I come from a Jewish family where men kissed. Shook up Bob. I remember the first time I embraced him. It was like holding on to an ice cake."

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