Honored with a tribute at the third US Comedy Arts Festival, held in Aspen, Colorado with HBO as the primary sponsor; a special, "Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast", later aired on HBO
Married and left comedy at around age 28
Starred in hit comedy "Back to School"
Sued by the entertainment law firm of Lavely and Singer for allegedly not paying his legal bills
Awarded $725,000 from Caesars Palace by a federal jury after his eyes were burned in a steam bath accident; awarded $225,000 for performances he missed in March 1988; awarded $500,000 for his pain and suffering
Broadway debut, "Rodney Dangerfield on Broadway!" at the Mark Hellinger Theatre
Had award cut by a federal judge who ruled that he was only entitled to $50,000 for pain and suffering rather than the $500,000 awarded by the jury
Reportedly became the first entertainer to personally own his own website on the World Wide Web
Screen acting debut in "The Projectionist", a cult low-budget comedy feature starring Chuck McCann
Underwent arterial brain surgery to improve his body's blood flow in preparation for an upcoming heart valve replacement
Began appearing in amateur nights by age 17 (date approximate)
Feature producing debut, the animated musical feature "Rover Dangerfield"; also provided voice-over for protagonist
First screenwriting credit for "Easy Money" (also starred)
First starring vehicle, "Caddyshack"
Opened his own comedy nightclub, Dangerfield's, in NYC; founder and owner
Performed standup in nightclubs under pseudonym Jack Roy
TV producing debut, executive produced "Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special" for HBO
Worked as a singing waiter and comic in Brooklyn by age 19 (date approximate)
Wrote and starred in the comedy "Meet Wally Sparks", about a TV talk show host
Began showbiz comeback with a historic appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; made the normally stone-faced host laugh
Began writing jokes around age 15 (date approximate)
Executive produced and hosted "Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show" for the "HBO Comedy Hour"
Had his application for membership rejected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Starred as a polygamist in "My 5 Wives"
Starred in first comedy special, "The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me" (ABC)
Suffered mild heart attack on his 80th birthday
TV-movie debut in pilot "Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover" (NBC)
Went on tour to promote his memoirs "It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs"
Worked as a housepainter and aluminum siding salesman in Englewood, NJ; ran own business