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RODNEY DANGERFIELD -- Rodney "No Respect" Dangerfield began his career at the age of 15 when he started writing jokes. At 17 he started performing at amateur nights. At 19 he had two jobs, one as a comic who couldn't make a living, and the other as a singing waiter. Rodney would sing and people threw money at him.


He traveled the comedy circuit for ten years but reluctantly gave up showbiz for a more stable income.


It wasn't until the age of 40 that Dangerfield made the decision to relaunch his career as a performer and comedy writer for the second time. He spent his days in a business office and his nights working in New York clubs. Not satisfied, Rodney opened his own club, the now famous Dangerfield's on First Avenue in Manhattan. The club was a huge success and so was Rodney. Rodney introduced many of today's comedy stars to television for the first time on his HBO shows which emanated from Dangerfield's, such as Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr, Jim Carrey, Jeff Foxworthy, Sam Kinison, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Rita Rudner, Robert Townsend, Louie Anderson and others.


Rodney Dangerfield's feature film credits include starring the classic hit comedy CADDYSHACK, as well as EASY MONEY which he co-wrote, the mega-hit BACK TO SCHOOL (one of the first comedys to gross over $100 million), and Paramount's LADYBUGS. In contrast to his comedy roles, Rodney accepted a dramatic role offered to him by Oliver Stone for NATURAL BORN KILLERS. Critics praised his realistic portrayal as the "Father From Hell."


Dangerfield also took an interest in working behind the scenes. He produced the animated feature musical ROVER DANGERFIELD for Warner Bros. Rodney not only provided the voice for Rover, but he also wrote the screenplay, co-composed the songs and served as Executive Producer.


In 1997 Dangerfield starred in and co-wrote MEET WALLY SPARKS, a slapstick comedy romp featuring Cindy Williams, Burt Reynolds, David Ogden Steirs, Michael Bolton, and Tony Danza. That same year, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's CASPER and also starred in THE GODSON with Dom Deluise.


Another film Dangerfield co-wrote, MY 5 WIVES, is an outrageous comedy where Rodney plays a polygamist. (In real life, Rodney is married to Joan Child, owner of Jungle Roses, a national floral distribution company. They have been married since 1993. Rodney has two children from a previous marriage, Brian and Melanie, and recently became a grandfather for the first time.) Andrew Dice Clay, Jon Byner, Jerry Stiller. Molly Shannon, Brandy Ledford and John Pinette also starred in the film which was released in 2000.


The following year Dangerfield was thrilled to appear as Lucifer in his friend Adam Sandler's film, LITTLE NICKY.


Dangerfield later starred in an unusual love story which he co-wrote with Director Harry Basil called THE 4th TENOR. The favorably-reviewed movie also featured Robert Davi (who Rodney slaps around), Dom Irerra, Charles Fleischer, Annabelle Gurwitch and the lovely opera singer Anita deSimone. This movie was released on Dangerfield's 81st birthday, November 22, 2002.


There is another movie co-written by Dangerfield due for release later this year. It is a prison comedy called BACK BY MIDNIGHT and also stars Kirsty Alley, Paul Rodriguez, Marty Belafsky, Randy Quaid, Joe Nipote, Louie Anderson and Harland Williams. Rodney plays the warden. Michael Bolton makes a surprise cameo appearance.


Besides being a Las Vegas headliner for over 20 years, Dangerfield has also made countless appearances on talk and television variety shows. His first big break was The Ed Sullivan Show which he did 16 times. Rodney also appeared on This Is Your Life, What's My Line, "The Dean Martin Show", Saturday Night Live, and a record 70 times on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Recently, Rodney has appeared on Mad T.V., Suddenly Susan, LateNight with Conan O' Brien, The Single Guy, Home Improvement, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


Pioneering new territory in cyberspace, Rodney was the first entertainer to personally own a Website on the Internet. Launched in February 1995, his state-of-the-art site has won numerous awards and distinctions as one of the most popular destinations on the World Wide Web and can be found at http://www.rodney.com.


Dangerfield has bravely faced some health challenges in recent years. He jokes he's been cut up in so many places he feels like he's back in his old neighborhood. Now he has fully recovered from two aneursym surgeries, heart surgery and brain bypass surgery. He is tan and fit and ready to rule. He begins filming THREE'S A CROWD, a romantic comedy due for release in 2004. Rodney's long-awaited autobiography will be published by HarperCollins in time for Father's Day 2004. His self-penned memoir entitled "It's Not Easy Bein' Me" lays out his "lifetime of no respect, but plenty of sex and drugs."


Did anyone know that Rodney Dangerfield can sing? He has a new album of love songs called ROMEO RODNEY which will be released through Ark21 Records on Valentine's Day 2004.


Dangerfield's contributions to the world of comedy have not been overlooked. In 1981, Dangerfield won a Grammy Award for his comedy album named No Respect and was the recipient of the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award from the 1994 American Comedy Awards. Rodney's famous trademark white shirt and red tie are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C......Aaahhh....respect at last.








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One Helluva comedian, actor, and Performer...Big-Thumbs-Up.gif

And One Good Lookin Wife...



RIP Rodney!!!Tears.gif





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"Are you kiddin'? My Dr., you know my doctor, Dr. Vinnie Gambooch, my doctor told me that if I quit the boozin and runnin around, and eat right and get plenty of sleep and exercise, I'll get old and sick and die."


You're a cornerstone in my worldview Rodney. Love ya man. You were wrong though. You got buckets of respect from some of us. Hope when my number's up I get a table near the stage. I could watch your routine every night.

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Rodney Dangerfield's Best


01. I was so poor growing up ... if I wasn't a boy...I'd have had nothing to play with.


02. A girl phoned me the other day and said, "Come on over; nobody's home." I went over. Nobody was home.


03. During sex, my girlfriend always wants to talk to me. Just the other night she called me from a hotel.


04. One day I came home early from work ... I saw a guy jogging naked. I said to the guy, "Hey buddy, why are you doing that?" He said "Because you came home early."


05. It's been a rough day. I got up this morning. I put a shirt on and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase, and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom.


06. I was such an ugly kid...When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.


07. I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and radio.


08. I was such an ugly baby...My mother never breast fed me. She told me that she only liked me as a friend.


09. I'm so ugly...My father carried around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet.


10. When I was born, the doctor came into the waiting room and said to my father, "I'm sorry. We did everything we could, but he pulled through."


11. I'm so ugly...My mother had morning sickness AFTER I was born.


12. I remember the time that I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.


13. Once when I was lost, I saw a policeman, and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, "Do you think we'll ever find them?" He said,"I don't know kid. There are so many places they can hide."


14. My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday.


15. I'm so ugly...I worked in a pet shop, and people kept asking how big I'd get.


16. I went to see my doctor. "Doctor, every morning when I get up and I look in the mirror...I feel like throwing up; What's wrong with me?" He said..."I don't know but your eyesight is perfect."


17. I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.


18. With my old man I got no respect. I asked him, "How can I get my kite in the air?" He told me to run off a cliff.


19. Some dog I got. We call him Egypt because in every room he leaves a pyramid. His favorite bone is in my arm. Last night he went on the paper four times -three of those times I was reading it.


20. One year they wanted to make me poster boy for birth control.


21. My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair.


22. I'm so ugly, when I was born the doctor slapped my mother!

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When we got married my wife told me I was one in a million. I found out she was right!


I was making love to one girl, I told her, "You're so flat-chested." She said, "Get off my back."


Oh, when I go to a nude beach, I always take a ruler with me. Yeah, just in case I have to prove something


Oh, when I was a kid, when my parents went shopping, they always took me with them - that way they could park in a handicapped section


Oh, when I was a kid I was poor. We were so poor, when my father died; they asked my mother, "Paper or plastic?"


Last night I came home, I walked in the house, I picked up the extension. My wife was having phone sex with some guy. I told the guy, "Don't let her fool you, she's faking it."


I had a good time last week. I did a show; the whole audience


Oh, when I was a kid, everyone thought I got plenty of girls. I used to go to a drive-in movie and do push-ups in the backseat of my car.


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"There I was, in what I thought was one of my best performances.  Then the earthquake hit, scared the hell out of me, and darn near woke my wife up!!"


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I'm not saying my wife is easy - But I met her in the backseat of a 150,000 mile used car...


I bought an Indian Motorcycle - Because I was tired of the 50,000 Harley riders that would say "Hey - I have the same bike as you..."


Thanks, Danny

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