||November 22, 1921|
Long Island, New York
||October 5, 2004 (Age: 82)|
Los Angeles, California
Profile created on November 28, 2001.
Did you know?
- Rodney was married to Joan Child from 1993 until his death.
- Rodney's first marriage to Joyce Indig lasted 12 years. They divorced in 1961 and had two children together.
- Rodney appeared on TV's "The Tonight Show" more than 70 times in his entertainment career.
- He is best remembered for a line from his act, "I get no respect!"
- He began his career in stand-up as Jack Roy back in the 1940's but turned to a business job for a more stable income. A natural on the comic stage, he went back to entertaining audiences by the time he was 40, working in the office during the day and the club circuit at night.
- Rodney was a regular on 'The Dean Martin Show' from 1972-3.
- He opened his own club, "Dangerfield's," in Manhattan in the Sixties. It is still there and continues to be a launch pad for many young comedians.
- Rodney was the first entertainer to post an "official website" on the internet.
- Rodney won a Grammy for his album "No Respect" in 1981 and also received the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award in 1994 at the American Comedy Awards.