Don Rickles to receive Legend Award

TV Land Awards honors insult comic

Don Rickles has been tapped to receive the Legend Award at the TV Land Awards.

Kudos will be taped April 19 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and aired 8 p.m. April 26 on TV Land.

Rickles, 82, has made a lengthy career as an insult comic, and spent much of his career performing in Las Vegas. As an actor, Rickles has appeared in “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Casino” and contributed voicework in the “Toy Story” franchise. He also won an Emmy last year for his role in a doc about his life.

“I feel honored that TV Land has finally woken up and decided to make me this year’s recipient of the Legend Award,” Rickles said.

Others being honored at this year’s awards are Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the shows “Married With Children,” “Home Improvement,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Knots Landing.”

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