Rodney Dangerfield

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth November 22, 1921
Place of Birth Long Island, New York
Date of Death Oct 5, 2004 (82)
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Rodney Dangerfield

Jack Roy, popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, musician and author. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liner humor, his catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He began his career working as a stand-up comic in the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City. His act grew in notoriety as he became a mainstay on late-night talk shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, eventually developing into a headlining act on the Las Vegas casino circuit. He appeared in a few bit parts in films such as The Projectionist throughout the 1970s, but his breakout film role came in 1980 as a boorish nouveau riche golfer in the ensemble comedy Caddyshack, which was followed by two more successful films in which he starred: 1983's Easy Money and 1986's Back to School.

Birth name: Jacob Rodney Cohen
Born: November 22, 1921, Babylon, New York, U.S.
Died: October 5, 2004, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Medium: Stand-up, film, television
Nationality: United States
Years active: 1936–1949, 1961–2004
Genres: Depression, human sexuality, aging, deadpan, self-deprecation, alcoholism
Children: 2
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About Rodney Dangerfield

Standup comedian who became famous for his phrase, "I don't get no respect!" He starred in Caddyshack and played memorable roles in Back to School and Easy Money.

Before Fame

He traveled for ten years as an unsuccessful stand-up comedian and briefly worked as a salesman.


He played Ed Wilson in Natural Born Killers.

Family Life

He proposed to international speaker Dr. Cody Sweets in 1970, but was respectfully rejected. He was married to Joan Child from 1993 to 2004.


He starred in Caddyshack with Chevy Chase.

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