Rodney Dangerfield has my respect — and continues to inspire my sandwiches.
A plaque honoring Dangerfield will be unveiled in a garden next to the building where he grew up in Queens.
Local students worked with the comedian’s widow, Joan Dangerfield, for help with the project.
Rodney Dangerfield, who got “no respect” in life, got some in death on Tuesday, as a mural dedicated to the marquee comic was unveiled in his Kew Gardens, Queens hometown. Designed by Italian artist Francesca Robicci and appearing on the back-wall of an area movie-theater, the mural pictures the comedian, with rumpled suit and puckered mug, next to a write-out of his famous phrase, “I don’t get no respect.”
Comedian Robert Klein chatted with us about his nostalgia for the old Catskills, changes in the comedy universe and how he saved Rodney Dangerfield’s life.