Rodney Dangerfield bio

Birth Name: Jacob Cohen

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Long Island

Date Of Birth: November 22, 1921

Date Of Death: October 5, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Rodney Dangerfield was born on the 22nd of November, 1921. He was known for being a Movie Actor. Standup comedian who became famous for his phrase, “I don’t get no respect!” He starred in Caddyshack and played memorable roles in Back to School and Easy Money.

Rodney Dangerfield was born in Long Island. He traveled for ten years as an unsuccessful stand-up comedian and briefly worked as a salesman. He played Ed Wilson in Natural Born Killers .

Rodney Dangerfield was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Rodney Dangerfield was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Jacob Cohen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Rodney’s Jacob Cohen attended Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, Queens, New York City, New York, United States (1939).


Rodney Dangerfield’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Rodney Dangerfield’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Rodney Dangerfield kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Rodney Dangerfield was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Jacob Cohen
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Rodney Dangerfield was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Rodney Dangerfield was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Rodney Dangerfield had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Rodney Dangerfield’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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