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Birthday: November 22, 1921
Place: Babylon, Long Island, New York, USA
Height: 5' 1"
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| If ever there was a "late bloomer," it was American comedian Rodney Dangerfield. His father was a vaudeville pantomimist who was known professionally as Phil Roy, thus when Dangerfield struck out on his own stand-up comedy career at age 19 (he'd been writing jokes for other comics since 15), he called himself Jack Roy. For nine years he labored in some of the worst clubs on the East Coast, giving it all up at age 28 in order to support his new wife. Unfortunately, the marriage was an unhappy one, soon ending in divorce. In 1963 the comic returned to performing, using the name "Rodney Dangerfield" to distance himself from his miserable "Jack Roy" days. Four more years passed before Dangerfield finally got his big break on The Ed Sullivan Show, for which he'd auditioned by sneaking in during a dress rehearsal. By this time, Dangerfield had fully developed his belligerently neurotic stage persona, tugging at his tie and mopping his brow while he delineated the variety of ways in which he "don't get no respect." On top at last, Dangerfield opened his own nightclub in 1969, where many major comics of the 1970s and 1980s got their first opportunities; fiercely competitive onstage, Dangerfield is known to be more than generous to new talent offstage. In films since his turn as a nasty theatre manager in the 1970 low-budgeter The Projectionist, Dangerfield has exuded a movie image somewhat different than his paranoid nightclub character; he often plays a crude-and-rude "nouveau riche" type who delights in puncturing the pomposity of his "old money" opponents (Caddyshack). Rodney Dangerfield's best screen role was, significantly, his nicest—in Back to School (1985), he played a blunt but decent self-made millionaire who decides to join his son in getting an expensive college education.
- Became outspoken about his bouts with lifelong depression in 1997.
- Made 70 appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962).
- Chosen #36 out of the 50 funniest people by Entertainment Weekly.
- Premiered Meet Wally Sparks (1997) in the small town of Daingerfield, Texas. A street there was then named after him.
- 22 November 2001: Suffered what is being called a "mild" heart attack on his 80th birthday.
- Was the first entertainer to own a Website (www.rodney.com) which was launched in February 1995.
- His trademark white shirt and red tie are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
- His first big break was "The Ed Sullivan Show" ("Toast of the Town" (1948)) which he did 16 times.
- Through his HBO shows from Dangerfield's, he introduced Jim Carrey, Roseanne, Louie Anderson, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Rita Rudner, Sam Kinison, Robert Townsend, Bob Saget, and Jeff Foxworthy to TV.
- Wanting to remain near his children, he opened the now-legendary Manhattan comedy club that bears his name.
- Won a Grammy in 1980 for Best Comedy Recording for, 'No Respect'.
- 30 years, 11 months, 3 weeks and 2 days older than his current wife, Joan, who is a Mormon.
- He had two children by his first wife Joyce Indig: Brian and Melanie.
- 8 April 2003: Rodney had brain surgery to improve his body's blood flow in preparation for upcoming heart-valve replacement surgery.
- After regaining consciousness from his brain surgery, his first request was to watch "The Jerry Springer Show" (1991).
- Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 130-132. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
- Hit #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1983 with the song 'Rappin Rodney'
- Published a biography in May 2004 entitled "It Ain't Easy Being Me". In it, he reveals that he was paid ,000 to star in Caddyshack (1980), but in doing the movie, he lost 0,000 in would-be performances in Las Vegas.
- Was hospitalized 24 August 2004 for heart valve-replacement surgery.
- One of the great late bloomers of Hollywood. He was already near 60 when his first big movie, Caddyshack (1980), premiered in 1980.
- Based his famous "I get no respect" on The Godfather (1972), since he figured that "Vito Corleone" had respect. He also based it on an experience he had at a nightclub. One night, he saw an older, low level gangster complaining about how young people gave him "no respect, no respect at all" and Dangerfield never forgot it.
- After failing the first time in comedy as "Jack Roy" back in 1949, Dangerfield returned to show business in 1962 but wanted to change his name because of the embarassment he might feel in case he failed again. A club owner gave him the name of Rodney Dangerfield.
- Although there was Hollywood talk that his dramatic performance in Natural Born Killers (1994) was worthy of a supporting actor Oscar nomination, Dangerfield's application for membership in the Academy was rejected.
- Twice married to Joyce Indig (1949-1962, 1963-1970), Rodney suffered a lifelong battle with depression and chronic lack of self-esteem. Comedy, he says, was his fix to escape reality.
- Buried at the beautiful and prestigious Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.
- His final appearance on a TV show was on an episode of the sitcom "Still Standing" (2002), the episode in which he appeared entitled "Still Neighbors" aired on September 27, 2004, only eight days before his death.
- His 2004 autobiography, "It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs," was released posthumously.
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