Joan first met Rodney Dangerfield when he walked into her Santa Monica-based flower shop. The couple spent 21 memorable years together before his untimely death in 2004.
This photograph of Joan, Rodney, and Joan’s father was taken in Sept 2004, the night before Rodney’s final surgery. It was his last night “out on the town”. His father-in-law has also since passed away. But Rodney’s star remains. It is on the southeast corner of Hollywood & Vine.
If you have a moment, please visit Rodney’s Star
South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
|Rodney was a cyberspace pioneer. In 1995, Joan developed a website for her now-late husband, earning him the distinction of the first celebrity to have his own official site. He was later listed as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People On The Internet” by Website Magazine – ahead of Bill Gates and Al Gore.
On November 22nd, 2013 – in honor of Rodney’s 92nd birthday – Joan launched rodney.com. As the creative force behind the new site, Joan scoured the Internet to find the right website design company to work with, ultimately choosing Shine United in Wisconsin, where Rodney filmed “Back to School.”
Rodney’s new site features a novel design that navigates sleekly on today’s mobile devices and showcases a treasure trove of Rodney’s unique brand of humor, including shareable audio of his most recognized one-liners as well as never-before-seen exclusive selections from Joan’s personal archive, “The Collected Papers of Rodney Dangerfield.” The estimated 3,000 page archive of handwritten jokes and jokes in progress were curated over many years.
In April, 2014, rodney.com was awarded the distinction of “Official Honoree” by the prestigious international Webby Awards for work exhibiting remarkable achievement in the Best Navigation/Structure category. It as also nominated for a Webby in the Celebrity/Fan category against such notables as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, and Mario Batali.