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Rodney Dangerfield

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Dangerfield during an open air show in New York in 1978

Source: Wikipedia

Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004) was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Jacob Rodney Cohen
  • Born: November 22, 1921 Deer Park, New York, U.S.
  • Died: October 5, 2004 (aged 82) Westwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Medium: Stand-up, film
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1940–1949, 1962–2004
  • Genres: Surreal humor, Wit, Black comedy, Deadpan, Jewish humor, insult comedy
  • Influences: Groucho Marx, W. C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, Henny Youngman, Don Rickles
  • Influenced: Norm Macdonald, Conan O'Brien, Robert Klein, Bob Saget, Chris Rock
  • Spouse: Joyce Indig (1949–1962; 1963–1970; 2 children) Joan Child (1993–2004)
  • Notable works and roles: Al Czervik in Caddyshack HBO television specials Thornton Melon in Back to School Ed Wilson in Natural Born Killers Monty Capuletti in Easy Money
  • Website: rodney.com

Read more about Rodney Dangerfield at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

dnissen01
Variety, 2019-06-17 19:00:38
Rodney Dangerfield may finally be getting some respect in the halls of higher education. MGM Television is developing a docu-series inspired by the 1986 Dangerfield film “Back to School,” in which the comedian’s character, millionaire Thorton Melon, enrolls in college with his son to keep him from dropping out. In ...

gmaddaus
Variety, 2018-06-16 00:08:08
Joan Dangerfield, the widow of comedian Rodney Dangerfield, alleges she was swindled out of a $3.9 million investment in a hologram company. Dangerfield filed suit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming she was “duped by two cut-throat men,” Steve Fox and Peter McMillan III. Dangerfield invested in Rockdome, which ...

davemcnaryvariety
Variety, 2018-02-05 20:30:17
Melissa McCarthy is headed back to school in the first trailer for her film “Life of the Party,” which debuted Monday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” McCarthy stars and her husband, Ben Falcone, directed the comedy — which appears to be partly derived from Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 hit “Back to ...

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