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20 Memorable Epitaphs


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Rodney Dangerfield: "There goes the neighborhood."

This self-deprecating gravestone humor shouldn't come as a surprise, considering that the comedian who is buried beneath it was well known for complaining, "I don't get no respect." Dangerfield (who was born Jacob Cohen) first joined the comic circuit while performing at resorts in New York's Catskill Mountains. He's probably best known for movies like "Caddyshack"and "Back to School," and for lines like, "When I was born, I was so ugly that the doctor slapped my mother." After delivering thousands of one-liners, Dangerfield died in 2004 at age 82, from complications following heart surgery. In the end, he did get respect. Fans covered his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with flowers, and fellow comedian Adam Sandler called him, "a hero who lived up to the hype" [source: Guardian].


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