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Unlike Rodney, Dangerfield's Widow Gets Respect

8/7/2008 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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."

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1.

Sandra    

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

2083 days ago
2.

barb    

Good for her!!!

2083 days ago
3.

Mik    

I was such an ugle baby the Doc smack my mother : ) lol

2083 days ago
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Victoria    

Totally off topic.........

That Eric Violette dude is hot!

2083 days ago
5.

Ooooo Noooo!    

Hey, SHE had to funnel his hog for years -- she deserves the payoff. Afterall, that's why she married him. You think she would have slept with him if he was the night manager of the local 7-11?

2083 days ago
6.

Crabby    

The ruling should keep his widow with money for future face lifts.

2083 days ago
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Berreta    

I am glad she won! She seems like a nice person, and they seem happy together.

2082 days ago
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Lara    

Well yes she was sleeping with old bones but still she was a good wife for Rodney and must have been a tremendous comfort for him in his older years. And hey, looks aren't everything. It must have been a blast being married to him just for the one liners....

2082 days ago
9.

Mona Lisa    

Forget Eric Violette. Rodney was the hottest!

2082 days ago
10.

GARY    

HOW MUCH DID THE WIDOW GET $$$$$ ?

2082 days ago
11.

Nancy    

She's cute!

2082 days ago
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raggdoll    

i guess blondes do have more fun and more money...oh, ya.

2082 days ago
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No place now but UP    

Joan had her own flower business before she met the Rod man. She was a millionaire in her own right. She took great care of Rodney and made him happy for the last years of his life! She deserves it. She is a beautiful woman inside and out!

2082 days ago
14.

Betty th'2nd    

I"m bleaching my hair. Tonight.

2082 days ago
15.

Mr. White    

Daaaaaaang! Rodney had game.

2082 days ago
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