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February 22, 1985 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-02-22

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Friday, February 22, 1985

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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UPDATE
AS OF

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Ron Coden gets in a bit of practice at home for his popular night-time
act.

and his first wife were di-
vorced when David was four
years old and they have shared
custody since then.
"To have joint custody and
make sure the child is not hurt
by a mistake you both made,
you shouldn't spend the rest of
your life trying to get even
with each other . . . Why make
the child pay?
"My ex-wife is remarried
and lives less than a mile
away. David gets along well in
both homes and I think our
attitudes have helped spare
him the hurt a divorce early in
life might cause."
Ron's family is important to
him and he credits them with
giving him the freedom to pur-
sue life as an entertainer.
"My mother wasn't a profes-
sional dancer but loved to
dance. She's a very outgoing
and lovely woman. My father
studied the violin for a few
years so he had a musical
background. My brother Steve
is six . years older and used to
sing so I guess I copied him. I
started by singing when
people came over and then at
bar mitzvahs and weddings. It
just blossomed from there."
A turning point in the young
entertainer's life came when
he moved from Detroit to Oak
Park in the seventh grade." It
was a culture shock," Coden
said. "The kids there seemed
older and were interested in
dating while I was still
enthralled with Davy Croc-
kett. I used the comedy and
singing to become a little more
accepted in the new school. I
think most entertainers are
basically shy and use their ta-
lent to gain acceptance from
their peers and that's how it
was for me."
Ron finished college and re-
ceived a degree from Wayne

State University in elemen-
tary education to please his
mother, but his mind was on
performing.
"My father passed away be-
fore I became a professional
musician and my mother
wanted me to have something
to fall back on. I became a
teacher but my heart wasn't in
it so I went on the road.
"My brother took over the
family business when my
father died and I was able to
get into show business because
there was a roof over my head
and food on the table. We're a
very close-knit family and the
sense of family has been
strong in me since I was a kid
. . . that overrides everything
else."
Ron is not concerned with
reaching superstardom, which
represents a change in values
since the start of his show
business career. "When I went
on the road in the beginning of
my career I did everything I
could to become a star. When
you first start out you don't
know how good you are and
need someone to say what
you're doing is good. Some-
where along the way I realized
I didn't need to be a superstar
as long as I was doing my best
and kept progressing as an
entertainer. The size of my
name on a marquee doesn't
mean as much as what it
stands for.
"When I was performing
with (comedians) Steve Mar-
tin and Gabe Kaplan (at a
California nightclub in the
early 1970s) I was awed by
their talent. I worked with
Steve Martin when many
didn't know what he was do-
ing. I sat in the back row
laughing my head off while
some people wondered why he
was putting a pie up his

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