QUEENS — A plaque honoring the late stand-up comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield will be unveiled next week near a Kew Gardens building where he grew up.
The bronze sign will be first displayed during a kickoff party for the inaugural Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema on Aug. 4, beginning at 8 p.m., in a garden located between Austin’s Ale House’s Trackside Cafe and the Kew Gardens Long Island Rail Road station.
As a boy, Dangerfield lived above what is now Austin's Ale House. He also went to P.S. 99 and Richmond Hill High School, according to Carl Ballenas, a local teacher and Queens historian, who is also president of the Friends of Maple Grove cemetery.
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