Was Rodney Dangerfield Jewish?

Rodney Dangerfield

Well, to make a long story short, Rodney Dangerfield was Jewish!

Since Rodney Dangerfield's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Rodney Dangerfield (whose full birth name was Jacob Rodney Cohen) was born on November 22, 1921 in Deer Park, New York, U.S.. Rodney Dangerfield passed away on October 5, 2004 (aged 82).

He is known for the catchphrase ''I don't get no respect!'' and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School.

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