If his material was any indication, it would not have been easy to be married to comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield. But at least the benefits were good.
Joan Dangerfield married the comedian in 1993. At the time of their marriage, Rodney was 73, and Joan was 40. Rodney died 11 years later, in 2004, at age 82. If his material was any indication, it can’t have been easy to be married to comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield. But at least the benefits were good.
One year after his death, Joan paid $6.25 million for a mansion in the famous Bird Streets neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills.
Joan first listed the property in February with an asking price of nearly $18 million. But as with other owners of properties in that price neighborhood, she found it was not as easy to find a buyer as she had thought. Recently, she told the Wall Street Journal:
“I figured it would sell in a week, but didn’t quite work out that way. It was a shock for me to just watch it sit there on the market.”
Dangerfield ultimately took the home off the market, and now it is back with a lower price, a little under $17 million, and a new listing agent. Here is how its updated listing describes the 5,585-square-foot mansion:
“This exquisite contemporary Art Deco residence stands on a hill of bedrock, overlooking the prominent Bird Streets neighborhood, where luxurious dream homes with breathtaking views are cherished by real estate aficionados. The central hub of this residence is the sunken living room, enhanced by a wall of retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the picturesque scenery like a masterpiece.
The backyard boasts an infinity-edge pool, jacuzzi, outdoor shower, and a refined terrazzo patio, forming the perfect backdrop for hosting guests, whether for lounging or al fresco dining under the moonlight.”
This listing also touts the home’s gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, and its formal dining room and home movie theater.
You can see for yourself in the video here, taken shortly after Dangerfield first put the property up for sale. Pay close attention to the music playing during the video, a nice rendition of “She’s Funny That Way” by Rodney himself: