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Rodney Dangerfield Comedy School To Open

15th May 2014

Late funnyman Rodney Dangerfield is to be honoured with a comedy school in his name and a posthumous doctorate from a New York college.The comedy legend, who died in 2004, will be awarded an honorary...

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Former Movie Mogul Celebrates 95th Birthday With Hotel Flash Mob

8th June 2012

Late funnyman Rodney Dangerfield's widow Joan stunned her casino tycoon husband Kirk Kerkorian by staging a flash mob dance sequence at the Beverly Hills Hotel to celebrate his 95th birthday on Wednesday (06Jun12).The former movie...

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Dangerfield's Widow Finds Love With 93-Year-old Billionaire

30th December 2010

Comedy legend RODNEY DANGERFIELD's widow has fallen in love with billionaire KIRK KERKORIAN, according to new U.S. reports.Joan Dangerfield, 58, and the 93-year-old businessman first met on a blind date two years ago and now...

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The Things They Say 17119

28th June 2010

"He asked me to direct a comedy with him about him and seven Mormon wives; he was running for Governor of Utah or something." OLIVER STONE reveals he almost added a RODNEY DANGERFIELD movie to...

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Dangerfield's Former Friend Banned From Distributing Video

17th October 2008

A former friend of late star RODNEY DANGERFIELD has been banned from distributing video footage showing the final years of the comic's life. Dangerfield's widow Joan filed a lawsuit against producer David Permut last year...

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Dangerfield's Widow Wins Copyright Battle

7th August 2008

The widow of late comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has been awarded the rights to his famous act, after a dispute with his daughter from another relationship. Joan Dangerfield filed a lawsuit against Melanie Roy-Friedman in 2006,...

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Child Star Violin Prodigy To Back Waters

25th April 2008

LILI HAYDN, the child actress who played comic RODNEY DANGERFIELD's daughter in comedy film EASY MONEY, will play the violin in former PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS' band when he closes the Coachella Festival. Haydn,...

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Dangerfield's Widow Sues Over Home Footage

24th September 2007

RODNEY DANGERFIELD's widow is suing over home footage of the legendary comedian. Joan Dangerfield has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court over the use of a videotape that is intended to be...

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Outkast Star Channels Dangerfield In New Golf Comedy

9th December 2006

OUTKAST star BIG BOI is heading back to the big screen as the star of a new golfing comedy. The hip-hop star, who made his big screen debut in ATL and IDLEWILD this year (06),...

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Twisted Sister: 'Music Hall Of Fame Will Boost Long Island Pride'

16th October 2006

TWISTED SISTER rockers DEE SNIDER and EDDIE OJEDA have praised the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, saying it will help New York City's neighbour to overcome its inferiority complex. The WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE...

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Dangerfield's Widow Sues Hubby's Business Partner

4th August 2006

The widow of comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has hit her late husband's former business partner with a $2 million (GBP1.1 million) lawsuit. JOAN DANGERFIELD alleges ANTHONY (BABE) BEVACQUA's claims to full ownership of the Manhattan comedy...

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Fawcett Plans Bronze Tribute To Dangerfield

7th October 2005

Actress FARRAH FAWCETT is designing a bronze bust of RODNEY DANGERFIELD for the late comic's memorial site. The former CHARLIE'S ANGELS star, who is also a talented sculptor, was a close friend of the...

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Dangerfield's Life Heads To Big Screen

22nd June 2005

Late comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD is set to get a huge amount of respect - film-makers are planning to produce a movie about his life. Two producers of the OSCAR-winning RAY CHARLES biopic have acquired...

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Dangerfield's Widow Sells Homes

16th March 2005

Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD's widow JOAN has decided to sell the Los Angeles homes they shared, because there are too many reminders of her late husband. Joan has put her high-rise penthouse on Wilshire Boulevard...

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Medical Breakthrough Brought Dangerfield Out Of Coma

17th October 2004

American funnyman RODNEY DANGERFIELD was a guinea-pig for a new coma therapy days before he died - so that he could say goodbye to his wife JOAN. Joan called in pioneering neurosurgeon MARGARET AYERS...

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Rodney Dangerfield Laid To Rest

12th October 2004

RODNEY DANGERFIELD was laid to rest over the weekend (09/10OCT04), in a ceremony attended by a range of stars, including fellow comedians ADAM SANDLER, JIM CARREY and CHRIS ROCK. JAY LENO, TIM ALLEN and...

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Dangerfield Dead

6th October 2004

Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has died in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 82. The funnyman slipped into a coma following a heart-valve operation in August (04) and never recovered. Celebrity pals like JAY...

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Dangerfield In Coma

21st September 2004

LATEST: American comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has been in a coma for the past few weeks, after undergoing heart surgery last month (OCT04). The 82-year-old was thought to be making a good recovery from a...

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Comedians Visit Dangerfield In Hospital

16th September 2004

Comedians JIM CARREY, JAY LENO, ADAM SANDLER and ROSEANNE have all given veteran funnyman RODNEY DANGERFIELD a boost following his heart surgery, by paying him visits. The 82-year-old star has enjoyed a parade of...

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Dangerfield Remains In Intensive Care

7th September 2004

LATEST: Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD is expected to make a full recovery from his heart-valve surgery, but remains in intensive care. The 82-year-old actor is currently hospitalised at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center,...

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Dangerfield 'Resting' After Successful Surgery

27th August 2004

LATEST: American comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery on Wednesday (25AUG04). The ailing CADDYSHACK star, 82, underwent brain surgery last year (03) to reduce...

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Dangerfield Undergoes Heart Surgery

25th August 2004

American funnyman RODNEY DANGERFIELD entered a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday (24AUG04) in preparation for heart valve replacement surgery. The ailing CADDYSHACK star, 82, underwent brain surgery last year (03) to reduce the chances...

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Dangerfield Praises Marijuana Medicine

3rd June 2004

CADDYSHACK star RODNEY DANGERFIELD is fighting to help legalise marijuana after finding that smoking the drug has relieved him of a chronic pain in the neck. The ailing comic smokes marijuana legally for...

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Dangerfield Mark Ii

13th October 2003

Ageing American comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has held talks with the notorious RAELIAN cult about creating a clone of himself. According to American news site PAGESIX, the 81-year-old and his wife JOAN have met with...

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Dangerfield To Remake Back To School

29th June 2003

Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has signed a deal with film studio MGM to remake his 1980s hit flick BACK TO SCHOOL. The 81-year-old funnyman won't reprise his starring role as a brash businessman who becomes...

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Rodney Dangerfield Fighting Fit Again

8th May 2003

Ageing American comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD is back on form just one month after undergoing brain surgery - by firing witty replies to reporters' questions. The CADDYSHACK funnyman, 81, was released from the UNIVERSITY OF...

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Dangerfield Is Released From Hospital

22nd April 2003

Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD has been released from hospital - nearly two weeks after undergoing brain surgery to increase his blood flow for another upcoming operation. The 81-year-old comic planned to continue his...

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Dangerfield Out Of Icu

21st April 2003

LATEST: American comic RODNEY DANGERFIELD has been released from intensive care in a hospital in California as he continues to recovery from brain surgery. The CADDYSHACK icon may be allowed to go home in...

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Dangerfield Requests Jerry Springer In Hospital

16th April 2003

LATEST: Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD is doing so well following his brain surgery, he asked doctors gets him a tape of THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW. The 81-year-old comic underwent 12-hour arterial brain surgery last week...

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Rodney Dangerfield Stable After Surgery

10th April 2003

LATEST: Comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD was in stable condition on Wednesday (08APR03) as he recovered in an intensive care unit from 12-hour arterial brain surgery. The 81-year-old comic is heavily sedated and was expected to...

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