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Also Known As: Died: October 5, 2004
Born: November 22, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1997:
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
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Married and left comedy at around age 28
1986:
Starred in hit comedy "Back to School"
1991:
Sued by the entertainment law firm of Lavely and Singer for allegedly not paying his legal bills
1990:
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
1988:
Broadway debut, "Rodney Dangerfield on Broadway!" at the Mark Hellinger Theatre
1991:
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
1995:
Reportedly became the first entertainer to personally own his own website on the World Wide Web
1971:
Screen acting debut in "The Projectionist", a cult low-budget comedy feature starring Chuck McCann
2003:
Underwent arterial brain surgery to improve his body's blood flow in preparation for an upcoming heart valve replacement
1938:
Began appearing in amateur nights by age 17 (date approximate)
1991:
Feature producing debut, the animated musical feature "Rover Dangerfield"; also provided voice-over for protagonist
1983:
First screenwriting credit for "Easy Money" (also starred)
1980:
First starring vehicle, "Caddyshack"
1977:
Opened his own comedy nightclub, Dangerfield's, in NYC; founder and owner
1941:
Performed standup in nightclubs under pseudonym Jack Roy
1985:
TV producing debut, executive produced "Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special" for HBO
1940:
Worked as a singing waiter and comic in Brooklyn by age 19 (date approximate)
1997:
Wrote and starred in the comedy "Meet Wally Sparks", about a TV talk show host
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Began showbiz comeback with a historic appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; made the normally stone-faced host laugh
1936:
Began writing jokes around age 15 (date approximate)
1991:
Executive produced and hosted "Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show" for the "HBO Comedy Hour"
1995:
Had his application for membership rejected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
2000:
Starred as a polygamist in "My 5 Wives"
1982:
Starred in first comedy special, "The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me" (ABC)
2001:
Suffered mild heart attack on his 80th birthday
1977:
TV-movie debut in pilot "Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover" (NBC)
2004:
Went on tour to promote his memoirs "It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs"
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Worked as a housepainter and aluminum siding salesman in Englewood, NJ; ran own business

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