Don Rickles has gone down as the king of insult comedy. In fact, it was his roast of Frank Sinatra that put him on the map and set up his entire legendary career. Now, the late comedian’s house is up for sale. And within a week, it has already found a multi-million dollar offer.
Don Rickles bought the Los Angeles home in 1989 for $2.2 million. The 5,600-square-foot property is located in Century Woods and, based on the recent offer of $6.5 million, has appreciated greatly since Rickles first walked through the door.
Even though Don Rickles himself passed away at the age of 90 in 2017 to kidney failure, his wife continued living at the house. The couple was together for more than five decades, and it wasn’t until this past March that Barbara Rickles passed away at the age of 84.
In June, their house hit the market. After just a few days, the “Casino” actor’s home already had offers. And that comes as no surprise considering the location and architecture of the property.
Take a Tour of the Los Angeles Property
Beyond being the former home of comedy legend Don Rickles, the Century Woods property boasts several major selling points. For starters, the veritable mansion sports four bedrooms and five baths. But that’s just the beginning.
Have you ever wanted a custom fireplace imported from Europe? This may be the home for you. Of course, you’d need to come in over the top of $6.5 million with an offer of your own. So just keep that in mind.
If the fireplace hasn’t convinced you, perhaps the additions of a dedicated library and wet bar can. Beyond that, the entrance of the home features a two-story entryway with a sweeping staircase. And it wouldn’t be complete with dual spa bathtubs, a huge patio, and an elevator.
Remembering Comedy Legend Don Rickles
One doesn’t buy a house like that without achieving a little something first. And by a little something, we mean a comedy and acting career that spanned nearly six decades.
After taking it upon himself to hilariously insult Sinatra and the Rat Pack at an early stand-up comedy performance, Rickles embraced his caringly offensive form of comedy and the rest is history. Well, not quite. His big break came alongside Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable in the 1958 film “Run Silent, Run Deep.”
From there, his career took off. He used his acting career to propel his comedy career and vice versa. It was a brilliant approach that resulted in nearly 90 screen credits throughout an acting career which saw Don Rickles work with Scorsese and countless other screen legends. Beyond that, his comedy prowess made him the father of all celebrity roasts.
You can watch him roast Frank Sinatra below.