Naming Coincidence?

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I don't think it was a coincidence at all. The name would obviously have more impact on christians than a name like, perhaps, Rodney Dangerfield.

St. Jude was also selected by Danny Thomas, who founded the Children's hospital and charity, probably chose that name for the same reason as the one chosen by the valve manufacturer.
 

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No, he 'just don't get no respect.'

(One oddity about the name: on the Jack Benny radio shows in the 30s and 40s they referred to a non-existent character named Rodney Dangerfield. I think this upcoming comedian appropriated the name as his stage name. Another oddity - he lived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the last years of his life. I went to conferences there, once in a while, and would sometimes see him near the elevators.)
 

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He was definitely very good. I didn't hear him in front of a live audience that wasn't being broadcast. I've heard that his Las Vegas (and other) events weren't quite so tame.
 
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