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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Don Rickles RIP "American Masters" outtake video
RIP Don Rickles (May 8, 1926-April 6, 2017)
American Masters remembers comedian Don Rickles with a never-before-seen videofromIn Their Own Words: The American Masters Digital Archive:
In these interview outtakes from director Kyra Thompson's American Masters -- Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned (2005), Rickles jokes about Bob Newhart, PBS and Charlie Rose.
Rickles also appeared in American Masters -- Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012).
According to Variety: "In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart
expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles' death. '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,'
the statement reads. 'We are devastated and our world will never be the
same. We were totally unprepared for this.'"
In Their Own Words: The American Masters Digital Archivefeatures
previously unreleased interviews filmed for the PBS documentary series
-- 2,156 tapes, approximately 1,388 digitized hours, 800-plus
interviews and counting -- via the American Masters Podcast and short-form videos with luminaries discussing America's most enduring artistic and cultural giants. Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/digital-archive/