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C.P.O. SHARKEY starring DON RICKLES NBC TV 1976-78
Don Rickles (1926- ) Seaman 1st Class USN 1941-46 WW II. Enlisted in the Navy after high school graduation. Served on the USS Cyrene, a torpedo boat tender, in the Pacific. Stand-up comic and actor in more than two dozen films but best remembered as an “insult” comic, frequent guest on the Johnny Carson Show, and in title role of TV’s “C.P.O. Sharkey” (above photo) 1976-78.