Bob Newhart was a successful TV comedian with three different network shows to his credit. His dry humour won over a generation in the Seventies. Bob’s best friend is Don Rickles. The two are almost inseparable and a reminder of another lifelong friendship between Jack Benny and George Burns.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Bob (and Don) at the River Rock Casino. I mentioned to Bob that his friend Rickles was coming to the theatre. Would he like to leave a message for Don? I did the same thing with Rickles when I asked him to leave a message for Bob. Great fun and fun guys to spend time with.