Rodney Dangerfield Finally Gets Some (Posthumous) Respect

by | June 22, 2005 | Comments

The producers of the Ray Charles bio-pic "Ray" have purchased the rights to Rodney Dangerfield‘s life story, says Variety. The celebrated funnyman, who did the stand-up circuit for several decades while also appearing in movies such as "Caddyshack," "Back to School," "Easy Money," "Natural Born Killers," and several others I’ll not mention out of respect for the dead, passed away following heart surgery in 2004.

Producers Howard and Karen Baldwin were given permission to tell Rodney’s story on the silver screen, and the project will be based in part on Mr. Dangerfield’s 2004 autobiography "It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me."

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