Article will continue after advertisement

At the height of his career, Rodney Dangerfield was one of the best known stand-up comics in the business. Even today, his catchphrase, “I get no respect,” conjures up images of the elderly comic. He also made a name for himself on the silver screen, starring famously in “Caddyshack” and “Back to School.”

RELATED: Don Rickles had Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson cracking up during the golden age of late-night TV

Dangerfield pulled off the smooth self-depreciating humor with a grace and delivery that established him as one of the best comedians in the game. He stormed into the spotlight when “The Ed Sullivan Show” needed a last minute replacement and called up the young comic; he then became a regular at the Las Vegas comedy clubs.

RELATED: History proves these are the 10 most quotable movies of all time

Module Voice Image