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November 25, 2001
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is in the hospital this weekend after suffering a mild heart attack on his 80th birthday. Dangerfield, whose long-running gag is that he gets no respect, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after the Thursday heart attack, his publicist, Warren Cowan, said Saturday. Dangerfield on Monday will undergo an angiogram, an X-ray of the blood vessels, Cowan said. Doctors then will determine what treatment Dangerfield will require.
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September 12, 2008 | Susan King
The Laugh Factory announced Thursday the grand opening of its Long Beach club on Sept. 20. Dane Cook, Brad Garrett and Jamie Kennedy are among the performers. On display will be a collection of comedy memorabilia from Groucho Marx, Steve Martin and Rodney Dangerfield.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1986 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
What would "Back to School" be without Rodney Dangerfield? It probably still would be a superior movie of the youth genre, where adults are uniformly depicted as officious, corrupt, intolerant and oppressively stupid. "Back to School" softens some of these stereotypes, or at least the performances do. Ned Beatty as a college president has to set a precedent for raising the level of two-faced officialdom to that of supreme unction.
OPINION
October 10, 2004 | Roseanne Barr, Comedian Roseanne Barr will be headlining at the New York Comedy Festival on Nov. 9.
Over the years, the world has seen more than a few comedians who've built their acts around being abused, put-upon and world-weary -- just like the average Joe. It's been a comic tradition forever to kvetch (even if you're not Jewish) and moan about steadily getting the short end of the stick. After all, who hasn't had a lifetime of bad breaks, insults heaped on injuries and absurdities to complain about? You know the drill.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hear the one about the comic who says an Internet company stole his act? It's no joke. Funnyman Rodney Dangerfield is suing Epoch Networks Inc. for $2.8 million, alleging that the Irvine-based company that designed his Web site also swiped his bug-eyed image for promotional gain. In a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, his Rodney Dangerfield Entertainment Inc. charged Epoch with selling advertising space on the comedian's Web site, http://www.rodney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Rodney Dangerfield, who tapped an enduringly rich vein of comedy gold when he created his stage persona as a middle-aged everyman who got no respect, died Tuesday. He was 82. Dangerfield died at UCLA Medical Center of complications following heart valve replacement surgery Aug. 25, said his publicist, Kevin Sasaki. After the surgery, he slipped into what his family described as a "light coma," from which he emerged briefly before his death.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hear the one about the comic who says an Internet company stole his act? It's no joke. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is suing Epoch Networks Inc. for $2.8 million, alleging that the Irvine-based company that designed his Web site also swiped his bug-eyed image for promotional gain. In a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Rodney Dangerfield Entertainment Inc. charged Epoch with selling advertising space on the comedian's Web site (http://www.rodney.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1994 | Hilary de Vries, Hilary de Vries is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
His living room is as white and still as an ashram, but he stands there looking as exhausted and rheumy-eyed as we remember him. Rodney Dangerfield, creator of all those edgy, collar-yanking stand-up routines, the "I can't get no respect" Rodney Dangerfield who, at 72, is as much a part of our collective cultural consciousness as his fabled white shirt and red tie now lying in state at the Smithsonian.
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November 22, 2002 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
For a large and enviable portion of his adult life, Rodney Dangerfield has worn a bathrobe and nothing else. By his wife's estimation, Dangerfield has more than 20 of them, including certain favorites, and when comedian friends talk about Dangerfield their anecdotes invariably include the detail that Rodney was backstage or in his trailer or strolling through a hotel lobby or out on the street practically naked, except for the robe.
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January 3, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
He Doesn't Get Any Rest: Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was in stable condition Wednesday at Hollywood Memorial Hospital in Florida, apparently suffering from exhaustion after checking himself into the hospital Tuesday night. Dangerfield was in Florida for a New Year's Eve show at the Sunrise Musical Theater.
OPINION
October 8, 2004
Years ago, when I was in grief over a sudden death in my family, I saw Rodney Dangerfield after midnight on Johnny Carson's show. I hadn't eaten or slept for days, and I was in no mood to laugh. Still, I got the instant giggles when Rodney said, "Last night, my wife told me to take out the garbage. I told her, 'You cooked it. You take it out.' " Twenty minutes later, I was in the kitchen wolfing down raisin toast and scrambled eggs. Afterward, I slept. Rodney was there when I needed him. He'll always have my gratitude -- and my respect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Rodney Dangerfield, who tapped an enduringly rich vein of comedy gold when he created his stage persona as a middle-aged everyman who got no respect, died Tuesday. He was 82. Dangerfield died at UCLA Medical Center of complications following heart valve replacement surgery Aug. 25, said his publicist, Kevin Sasaki. After the surgery, he slipped into what his family described as a "light coma," from which he emerged briefly before his death.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2004 | From Reuters
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield slipped into a coma while recovering from heart surgery in recent weeks but "is starting to show signs of awareness," his wife, Joan, said Monday. The 82-year-old performer, who was reported by his spokesman to have been hooked to a respirator in intensive care since undergoing a heart valve replacement Aug. 25, was able to breathe on his own for the past 24 hours, she said.
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September 3, 2004 | From Reuters
More than a week after undergoing heart surgery, comedian Rodney Dangerfield remains hospitalized in intensive care and hooked to a respirator, his publicist said Thursday. The 82-year-old comic -- famed for his self-deprecating one-liners and the catchphrase "I can't get no respect" -- underwent a heart valve replacement at the UCLA Medical Center last Wednesday. Since the operation, Dangerfield "has been in intensive care, resting in stable condition," spokesman Kevin Sasaki said.
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January 18, 2004 | Constance Meyer, Special to The Times
Children of the '50s and '60s may remember "Tubby the Tuba" -- the story, set to music, of a very shy brass instrument in a symphony orchestra. All Tubby wants is a solo. If his saga rings a bell, however, it's probably because of the narrator of the 1947 recording, Danny Kaye, and not the tuba player, Los Angeles musician George Bouje, who doesn't even get a credit on the CD version. That lack of respect has long plagued the tuba, a Johnny-come-lately to the modern orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2002 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
For a large and enviable portion of his adult life, Rodney Dangerfield has worn a bathrobe and nothing else. By his wife's estimation, Dangerfield has more than 20 of them, including certain favorites, and when comedian friends talk about Dangerfield their anecdotes invariably include the detail that Rodney was backstage or in his trailer or strolling through a hotel lobby or out on the street practically naked, except for the robe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2008 | Susan King
The Laugh Factory announced Thursday the grand opening of its Long Beach club on Sept. 20. Dane Cook, Brad Garrett and Jamie Kennedy are among the performers. On display will be a collection of comedy memorabilia from Groucho Marx, Steve Martin and Rodney Dangerfield.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday upheld a Los Angeles trial judge's order requiring the tabloid newspaper the Star to disclose the names of confidential sources who provided information for a September, 1990, article that portrayed comedian Rodney Dangerfield in a highly unflattering light.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2001
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is in the hospital this weekend after suffering a mild heart attack on his 80th birthday. Dangerfield, whose long-running gag is that he gets no respect, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after the Thursday heart attack, his publicist, Warren Cowan, said Saturday. Dangerfield on Monday will undergo an angiogram, an X-ray of the blood vessels, Cowan said. Doctors then will determine what treatment Dangerfield will require.
SPORTS
November 24, 2001
Who would have dreamed that Shaq would go from being the Big Aristotle to Rodney Dangerfield? Shaq, we all respect your two rings and the determination and hustle you bring to every game, but Phil, after all, is your coach, not your P.R. agent. His criticisms of your free-throw shooting and conditioning were well taken and reasonable. And if "it's all about respect," how about a little of that for Phil's 10 rings? Paul Chipello Northridge Somebody please tell Shaq to visit ground zero next time he's in New York to give him a little perspective on how fortunate he is. He's one of the luckiest people on the planet and all he does is complain.
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