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Rodney Dangerfield to undergo heart surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was hospitalized Tuesday for heart valve replacement surgery.

Dangerfield, 82, underwent brain surgery last year to reduce his chances of having a stroke during the heart operation.

Asked how long he would remain in the hospital after Wednesday's operation, he said: ``If things go right, I'll be there about a week, and if things don't go right, I'll be there about an hour and a half.''

The comic and actor, best known for his self-mocking line, ``I don't get no respect,'' recently released his autobiography, ``It's Not Easy Being Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs.''

Dangerfield's films include ``Back to School'' and ``Caddyshack.'' He is set to guest star on the sitcom ``Still Standing'' this fall and will be heard as himself in the animated comedy ``The Family Guy.''

A television movie based on his autobiography is also planned.
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