Known primarily for short, self-depricating jokes ("when I was young, they had to tie a steak around my neck to get the dog to play with me"), he will probably always be best remembered for his role as Al Czervik in 1980's Caddyshack. Although Bill Murry stole most of the film for himself, Dangerfield had a few gems. My favorite?
"Nice boy, wonderful boy, marvelous boy...now I know why tigers eat their young."
Like I said, Rodney...finally, a little respect. You've earned it. Make 'em laugh up there, will ya?