Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oct. 5: Rodney "I get no respect" Dangerfield died on this date in 2004 at the age of 82.

Born Jacob Cohen, Rodney was a comedian, actor, and yes. a recording star. He is best known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect" or "I get no respect" and his monologues built around that theme, including jokes about a fictitious wife. When he performed he always tugged at his shirt collar.
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Dangerfield wrote songs for the cartoon "Rover Dangerfield", appeared on TV's "Johnny Carson's Tonight Show" over 70 times. He also starred in movies, including Natural Born Killers and Caddyshack.

His comedy album, No Respect, won a Grammy Award. One of his TV specials featured a musical number, "Rappin' Rodney,” which soon became one of the first MTV music videos.
Dangerfield died from complications after heart surgery to replace a heart valve. He later fell into a coma and never recovered.
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