Show Business: Rodney Running Scared

How a comic made a comeback from nowhere

When he was a child and lost his parents at the beach, he asked a policeman, "Do you think we'll ever find them?" "I don't know," came the reply. "There's so many places they could hide."

No breaks, no how, no way. His father worked in a bank and got caught stealing pens. Research reveals that Rodney Dangerfield is the sap in his own family tree. The line has never been broken. Elevator operators eye him and always say the same thing: "Basement?" On a night out in...

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