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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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DA DO RON RON    

C'mon everbody, we all gonna get paid!

2183 days ago
17.

Me    

Hell hath no fury like a widow scorned.

2183 days ago
18.

justthefactsma'am    

I don't know anyone who would sleep with a night manager of 7-11.

2183 days ago
19.

Nancy    

I saw Rodney in Vegas twice. The first time, I took my dad. Second time I took my son. God Bless him.

2183 days ago
20.

Mona Lisa    

I hope she releases his stand-up as a movie like Eddie Murphy Raw.

2183 days ago
21.

shortjacket    

*****RODNEY DANGERFIELD FOR PRESIDENT*****

2183 days ago
22.

Mac    

Damn Kids. Can't live with 'em, can't keep 'em from stealing your Las Vegas show.

2183 days ago
23.

Mac    

Anybody know? How many illegitimate kids did Rodney have?

2183 days ago
24.

Joan is Beautiful    

Rodney was the King of Comedy, He was amazing and through Joan he will stay alive forever! She is a beautiful person inside and out!

2183 days ago
25.

SoCal    

Oooo! Rodney Joke:

"One day I came home and saw a guy jogging naked, I said "Hey buddy why are you doing that", he said "cause you came home early".

2183 days ago
26.

justified    

I would think the children would be entitled to a percentage of the proceeds of the intellectual property.. After all they had to live with him as a father all their lives. and I'm sure that wasn't easy.

2183 days ago
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shortjacket    

I'd trade my dad for Rodney Dangerfield any day.

2183 days ago
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