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December 07, 2011

Larry Rickles, Primetime Emmy-Winning Producer and Son of Comedy Icon Don Rickles

Larry Rickles received a Primetime Emmy for the 2007 HBO documentary about his father.

Larry Rickles, a Primetime Emmy Award-winning producer and the son of comedian Don Rickles, died December 3, 2011, in Los Angeles. he was 41.

According to news reports, the cause was respiratory failure due to pneumonia.

Larry Rickles earned his Primetime Emmy as a producer of the 2007 HBO documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, which was named the outstanding variety, music or comedy special of the year.

Directed by John Landis, the film also garnered an Emmy for Don Rickles in the category of outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program. The 85-year-old show business icon is still active as a performer.

Born in Los Angeles on May 12, 1970, Larry Rickles began his career working in production on various network comedy series.

In 1996, he was accepted into the writers’ workshop program at Warner Bros., and in 1997 he became a writer on the CBS comedy Murphy Brown.

In addition to his father, Rickles is survived by his mother Barbara and his sister Mindy.

The family has requested that donations be made to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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