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In Memory of Don Rickles: 1926-2017

Known for being much more acerbic than most comedians, Rickles initially wanted to be an actor but turned to stand-up comedy after he couldn’t get any acting work.  After his career took off, he took the occasional acting job, but it never gave him the level of success that he found with his harsh comedy […]

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In Memory of Gene Wilder: 1933-2016

Starring in some of the most iconic comedies of all time, Wilder first made a name for himself with dramatic roles on Broadway and on television.  Enter writer/director Mel Brooks with this film The Producers in 1968 to seal Wilder’s comic fate forever.  He proceeded to star in two more of Brooks’ films, Blazing Saddles […]

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