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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2005 with 39 to follow.
By United Press International

HBO plans standup comedy documentary

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- HBO will film a documentary about the history of standup comedy, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Hollywood mourned passings in 2004

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The roster of entertainment-industry notables who died in 2004 included acting icon Marlon Brando, musical genius Ray Charles, "Superman" Christopher Reeve, com
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2004 with 39 to follow.
By United Press International

Stars gathered for Dangerfield memorial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup including Jay Leno, Jim Carrey and Tim Allen, held a private weekend memorial for the late Rodney Dangerfield, a publicist said Wednesday.

Legendary comic Dangerfield dies at 82

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Rodney Dangerfield -- best known for his rapid-fire jokes and the signature line, "I don't get no respect" -- died Tuesday. He died during a difficult recovery from heart valve replacement surgery. The 82-year-old comic was a much beloved idol for a gener
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield dies at 82

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Rodney Dangerfield died Tuesday at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 82, a publicist for the legendary comedian and actor said.

Comic Rodney Dangerfield in a coma

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Comic Rodney Dangerfield was in a coma following heart-valve replacement surgery in Los Angeles nearly a month ago, it was reported Tuesday. Joan Dangerfield said in a statement Monday her 82-year-old husband's condition was stable and she was optimistic

Rodney Dangerfield still in intensive care

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- More than a week after undergoing heart surgery, comedian Rodney Dangerfield remains hospitalized in intensive care and hooked to a respirator, his publicist sa

Rodney Dangerfield to have heart surgery

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was admitted Tuesday to University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center for heart-valve replacement surgery.

Feature: Elayne Boosler's 'Balderdash'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Veteran comic Elayne Boosler has found a day job she likes as much as playing clubs and auditoriums in her 30 years on the road -- as hostess of the new TV game
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Cedric the Entertainer heading to 'School'

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood's MGM Studios is remaking the Rodney Dangerfield hit film "Back to School," with plans for Cedric the Entertainer to star.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2003 with 39 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

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Hollywood Digest

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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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