Unlike Rodney, Dangerfield's Widow Gets Respect

Rodney Dangerfield's widow just became the big cheese when it comes to ownership of the comedian's act.

Joan Dangerfield filed suit in 2006 after Melanie Roy-Friedman, Rodney's daughter from a previous relationship, tried to distribute a 1988 vid of Rodney's Las Vegas show. No respect!

Joan just won, big time. Her attorney tells us: "All copyrights to Rodney Dangerfield's act are held by Joan Dangerfield, who owns all of her late husband's intellectual property."