Don Rickles’ Malibu home, which overlooks Little Dume Beach, was listed for sale on Wednesday. According to the listing, the asking price for the four-bedroom five-bathroom home is $7,995,000. In addition to the opulent house, the price includes a deed for the adjacent beach.
Realtor.com reports Don Rickles’ Malibu home is located on 28867 Grayfox St. in Point Dume, California. The single-family home, which was built in 1968, is 3,421 sq ft and has incredible views of the ocean from the dining room, formal living room, and kitchen.
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Don Rickles’ Malibu home also features beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, skylights, spa-like bathrooms, a built-in barbecue, extensive security features, and servants’ quarters. In addition to the view of the ocean and private beach, the home also boasts views of the canyon.
According to listing agent Chris Cortazzo, Don Rickles is selling his Malibu home because he is simply “touring so much… working very hard.” Indeed, the 90-year-old comedian maintains an active schedule entertaining fans around the world.
A native of New York City, New York, Rickles was raised in Queens in the Jackson Heights neighborhood — where he and his family were active members of the local synagogue.
As reported by Biography, Don joined the United States Navy after he graduated from Newtown High School. Two years later, he returned home to work with his father as an insurance salesman.
Don Rickles earned a modest living as a salesman. However, he also had an interest in, and a talent for, performing comedy routines. As he aspired to become a professional entertainer, he enrolled in classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He later moved to California, where he performed in small clubs throughout Miami Beach and Los Angeles.
By the early 1950s, Rickles made a name for himself as an “insult comic,” who was famous for heckling his hecklers and anyone else who happened to be in the audience — including other celebrities.
In addition to his infamous comedy routines, Don began appearing in television series in 1955. Over the next 18 years, he had small roles in The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Twilight Zone, The Addams Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, Get Smart, and numerous other iconic comedy series.
He also appeared in several films, including The Rabbit Trap, Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, and Beach Blanket Bingo.
In 1972, the actor and comedian was cast as Don Robinson in the self-titled Don Rickles Show. Although the series only lasted one season, it led to starring roles in several other television comedy series, including CPO Sharkey and Daddy Dearest. Beginning in 1995, Rickles also provided the voice for Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films, video games, and animated shorts.
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Throughout his career, Don Rickles was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, a TV Land Legend Award, and a star on the Walk of Fame.
Although he will be 91 in May 2017, Don maintains an active schedule of appearances. As reported by IMDB, he is expected to provide the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 4, which is in pre-production and is expected to be released in 2019.
Unfortunately, the comedian’s active lifestyle makes it difficult for him to maintain his beachfront house. According to his listing agent, Don Rickles purchased his Malibu home in 2006. It is unclear whether he already owns or will purchase a more manageable home elsewhere.
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