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RIP Rodney Dangerfield

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http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article....169759&GT1=5472

 

 

 

Comic Rodney Dangerfield Dies at Age 82

Oct 5, 7:22 PM EST

 

Rodney Dangerfield, the bug-eyed comic whose self-deprecating one-liners brought him stardom in clubs, television and movies and made his lament "I don't get no respect" a catchphrase, died Tuesday. He was 82.

 

Dangerfield, who fell into a coma after undergoing heart surgery, died at 1:20 p.m., said publicist Kevin Sasaki. Dangerfield had a heart valve replaced Aug. 25 at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center.

 

Sasaki said in a statement that Dangerfield suffered a small stroke after the operation and developed infectious and abdominal complications.

 

But in the past week he had emerged from the coma, the publicist said.

 

Clad in a black suit, red tie and white shirt with collar that seemed too tight, Dangerfield convulsed audiences with lines such as: "When I was born, I was so ugly that the doctor slapped my mother," "When I started in show business, I played one club that was so far out my act was reviewed in Field and Stream," and "Every time I get in an elevator, the operator says the same thing to me: `Basement?'"

 

In a 1986 interview, he explained the origin of his "respect" trademark:

 

"I had this joke: `I played hide and seek; they wouldn't even look for me.' To make it work better, you look for something to put in front of it: I was so poor, I was so dumb, so this, so that. I thought, `Now what fits that joke?' Well, `No one liked me' was all right. But then I thought, a more profound thing would be, `I get no respect.'"

 

Dangerfield is survived by his wife, Joan, and two children from a previous marriage.

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Oh no way?!?!?

 

Big uppercut to the comedy world. Guy was very funny.

 

RIP..

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Guest WebsterUno

"hey baby, wanna make $14 dollars the hard way?!"

 

 

rip

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one of the funniest men to ever live...

 

i smell a "back to school," "ladybugs," "caddyshack" marathon in the near future.

 

RIP

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Guest imported_Europe

Truly a great guy.

 

He gets much respect from me.

 

Rest in Peace.

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Me a week ago: "Man, Rodney Dangerfield is gonna die soon."

 

 

It kinda sucks, but, he was old and led quite a life.

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I read an interview with him this year where the interviewer basically talked about how stoned they got. Rodney Dangerfield said he was just sitting around waiting to die.

 

Rest in Peace.

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