Rickles' nicknames, "The Merchant of Venom" and "Mr. Warmth" were a nod to his act, not his real-life persona. Rickles was married to his wife Barbara for 52 years and was a long-time best friend to fellow comic Bob Newhart. "He was called 'The Merchant of Venom,' but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring and most sensitive human beings we have ever known," Newhart said, referring to himself and his wife. "We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this."
While Mr. Rickles had more than 80 acting jobs, including his most recent role as Mr. Potatohead in the Toy Story movies, he is best known for his sharp one-liners. Which of his best quotes makes you laugh most?
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Frank Sinatra at a recording session / June, 1964[on Frank Sinatra] When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket.