Eager to confer a measure of respect upon Dangerfield and upon Kew Gardens, Ballenas and some of the students at the school where he teaches helped get a memorial plaque made to honor Dangerfield, who died in 2004 at 82.Dangerfield lived in the neighborhood with his mother and sister in an apartment above what is now Austin’s Ale House, one of the best-known bars in Queens.The plaque, which bore the comic’s youthful image from his 1939 yearbook from Richmond Hill High School, lists three of his top film appearances: “Caddyshack,” “Easy Money” and “Back to School.”[...] listed are his 1981 Grammy-winning comedy record, “No Respect,” and his 1983 hip-hop single, “Rappin’ Rodney,” which, the plaque noted, reached No. 83 on the Billboard charts.“His mother convinced him to open a saving account one summer so he could save up for a football uniform,” she said, sounding like a Dangerfield joke setup.Joan Dangerfield, who lives in Los Angeles, said in an interview that her husband’s routines were certainly inspired by the hardship of his boyhood, which included juggling jobs such as working at a snack bar, delivering eggs, selling magazines, delivering groceries, selling ice cream and setting bowling pins and as a barker at a theater.Joan Dangerfield recalled that her husband used to joke about “’the time I was kidnapped and they sent back a piece of my finger to my father — he said he wanted more proof.’”
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MARCH 04, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
8333 TALBOT STREET
KEW GARDENS, NEW YORK, 11415
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2014 - KEW GARDENS REALTY INC
2014 - FIRST PLACE REALTY INC.
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