Rodney Dangerfield

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November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004

To the best of my knowledge, Jacob Rodney Cohen, known simply as Rodney Dangerfield, got no respect.  At least that’s what he told us over and over again. Dangerfield was a lovable actor/comedian whose bumbling roles in films like Caddyshack and Back to School embodied the public persona for which he was best known.  In the late 1960’s, Dangerfield’s comedy career started exploding with appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Show. He parlayed his over-the-top character into co-starring and starring film roles, television commercials and even, for reasons known only to God and himself, rap.

Seriously.

Seriously.

Rodney underwent a number of surgeries in his final years, was in and out of a coma and had discussed plans to have himself cloned with a group of Raelians. Assuming the latter didn’t happen, Dangerfield died from complications of yet another surgery at 82 years-old. He may not have gotten any respect in life, but he WAS a character.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Rose Garden; Just south of the southern road in the park is a row of garden plots facing north, Rodney is buried near a large palm tree at the western end of this row, just to the west of a large, granite tomb.

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