Don Rickles

From JacksonHeights.nyc
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Don Rickles - Comedian, born May 8, 1926, died April 6, 2017. Rickles grew up in Jackson Heights attending P.S. 148 and graduating from Newtown High School in nearby Elmhurst. A 2015 Wall Street Journal article quoted Rickles saying: "Whenever the school bell rang, I knew I was late. I grew up right across the street from P.S. 148, in a four-story apartment building at 89-09 32nd Ave..." [1]

Neighbor Recollections[edit]

Don Rickles home map.png

User:Antnan1 said "I lived "down the block" from where Don Rickles was born, "on 89th street between 31st and 32nd Avenues. 31-19 and 31-13 respectively." This account differed form a 2015 Wall Street Journal article that quoted Rickles saying: "Whenever the school bell rang, I knew I was late. I grew up right across the street from P.S. 148, in a four-story apartment building at 89-09 32nd Ave..."

Who's right, a neighbor's recollection or Rickles as quoted in a 2015 Wall Street Journal interview?

Rickles WSJ story about his childhood residence got a laugh, where reality wouldn't. Perhaps Don took the liberty of moving his childhood residence for career purposes.

References[edit]

External Links[edit]