Rodney Dangerfield website goes live for his 92nd birthday

Rodney Dangerfield website goes live for his 92nd birthday

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield's wife, Joan, has established the website www.rodney.com in honor of the icon's 92nd birthday Friday.
Rodney Dangerfield's widow keeps bottle of his sweat in refrigerator

Rodney Dangerfield's widow keeps bottle of his sweat in refrigerator

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Joan Dangerfield, widow of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield, explained why she keeps a bottle of his sweat in the refrigerator.
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America don't get no respect

America don't get no respect

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- America is adrift. Absence of respect is one measure of the desperate state of the leadership and governing capacity of the world's most powerful country.
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Dangerfield's kin settle copyright dispute

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Rodney Dangerfield's widow and daughter have settled a copyright dispute regarding the late comedian's Las Vegas act, Joan Dangerfield's lawyers said.

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D.C. officials mad at Nationals

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Washington officials are offended that the Washington Nationals plan to celebrate their first season in a new city-funded stadium with two events in Maryland.

Defense Focus: Cinderella service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The regular forces of the U.S. Army are the Cinderella service of the U.S. armed forces. They are, as they have been so many times and so often before, the Rodney Dangerfield of Capitol Hill and the Department of Defense: They don't get enough respect.
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Dangerfield's widow suing comedy club

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The widow of comedian Rodney Dangerfield has filed suit in New York federal court claiming she is owed money from her late husband's club.

Rodney's widow gets access to club books

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The widow of "I get no respect" comic Rodney Dangerfield has prevailed in her legal battle to have the books audited at his namesake New York nightclub.

Dangerfield still gets no respect

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield's widow has filed a $2 million lawsuit against her husband's ex-business partner Anthony Bevacqua in a New York court.

Cheesesteak co-inventor Olivieri dies

POMONA, N.J., July 22 (UPI) -- The co-creator of Philadelphia's renowned cheesesteak sandwich, Harry Olivieri, has died of heart failure in Pomona, N.J., at the age of 90.
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Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), was an American comedian, and actor, known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect" or "I get no respect, I tell ya" and his monologues on that theme. He is also famous for his 1980s film roles, notably in Easy Money, Caddyshack and Back To School.

Dangerfield was born on Long Island in the town of Deer Park, the son of Jewish parents, the vaudevillian performer Phil Roy (Philip Cohen) and Dotty Teitelbaum. His ancestors came to the United States from Hungary. He would later say that his father "was never home—he was out looking to make other kids," and that his mother "brought him up all wrong."

At the age of 15, he got his start writing jokes for standup comics, and started performing himself at the age of 20 under the name Jack Roy. He struggled financially for nine years, at one point performing as a singing waiter until he was fired, and also working as a performing acrobatic diver before giving up show business to take a job selling aluminum siding to support his wife and family. He later said that he was so little known then that "at the time I quit, I was the only one who knew I quit!"

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