Rodney Dangerfield

1921 - 2004

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Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Rodney Cohen; November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, musician and author. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liner humor, his catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He began his career working as a stand-up comic in the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodney Dangerfield has received more than 6,975,464 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Rodney Dangerfield is the 38th most popular comedian (up from 40th in 2019), the 4,938th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,587th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Comedian.

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Among comedians, Rodney Dangerfield ranks 38 out of 90Before him are Mary Tyler Moore, Lenny Bruce, Jerry Seinfeld, Jonathan Winters, Albert Brooks, and Kevin Hart. After him are Louis C.K., Garry Shandling, Jason Segel, Andy Samberg, Howie Mandel, and Denis Leary.

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Among people born in 1921, Rodney Dangerfield ranks 231Before him are Jacques Martin, Ben Bradlee, Simin Daneshvar, Cuthbert Sebastian, Viktor Chukarin, and Saul Zaentz. After him are Manny Ayulo, James Blish, Ken Adam, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Frédéric Dard, and Dominique Mbonyumutwa. Among people deceased in 2004, Rodney Dangerfield ranks 156Before him are Barney Kessel, Alexander Ragulin, Carrie Snodgress, Christl Cranz, M. S. Subbulakshmi, and Carlo Di Palma. After him are Daniel J. Boorstin, Jacek Kuroń, Werner Goldberg, Janet Frame, Delfín Benítez Cáceres, and Eugenio Garin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rodney Dangerfield ranks 4,938 out of 15,968Before him are Eric Stonestreet (1971), William Luther Pierce (1933), John Gray (1951), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), Bruce Rauner (1957), and George Pickett (1825). After him are Robert Henri (1865), Estelle Harris (1928), Belinda Carlisle (1958), Margo Martindale (1951), Anna Kendrick (1985), and Brenda Strong (1960).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Rodney Dangerfield ranks 34Before him are Mary Tyler Moore (1936), Lenny Bruce (1925), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Jonathan Winters (1925), Albert Brooks (1947), and Kevin Hart (1979). After him are Louis C.K. (1967), Garry Shandling (1949), Jason Segel (1980), Andy Samberg (1978), Denis Leary (1957), and Tina Fey (1970).

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