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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers performing at a London Udderbelly event in 2009.
Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky
June 8, 1933 (1933-06-08) (age 76)
Brooklyn, New York,
United States
Occupation comedian
TV personality
actress
Years active 1958–present
Spouse(s) James Sanger (1955)
Edgar Rosenberg (1965-1987, his death)
Official website
.Joan Rosenberg[1] aka Joan Rivers (born Joan Alexandra Molinsky;[2][3][4] June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, television personality and actress.^ Comedian Joan Rivers and real estate mogul Donald Trump -- that's a twosome never known for mincing their words.
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^ Kevin Says: May 4th, 2009 at 12:27 am I’m disapointed to see what kind of person Joan Rivers truly is.
  • Joan Rivers Calls Annie Duke Hitler on Celebrity Apprentice 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.pokernewsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joan Rivers is a tired , pitiful excuse for a comedian.
  • Joan & Melissa Rivers Storm Off 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Socialite Life 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She is known for her brash manner and loud, raspy voice with a heavy metropolitan New York accent, and numerous cosmetic surgeries.^ She is known for her brash manner and loud, raspy voice with a heavy metropolitan New York accent.
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  • Joan Rivers Biography 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The New York Times Susan's Headline Grab 2 days ago Numerous kids overdue for second H1N1 booster .
  • Do you think Joan Rivers has a bomb in her underpants? - Susan Toepfer - The Bumpy Ride - True/Slant 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She and I had a spirited conversation about cosmetic surgery in the Greenroom (she has a new book on the subject coming out in a couple of months).
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.Rivers' comic style relies heavily on poking fun at herself and other celebrities.^ Like the ground-breaking Phyllis Diller, Rivers' act relied heavily on poking fun at herself.

^ Joan Rivers made a name for herself by bashing others, but in a funny and high-spirited way.
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^ By this time, her comedy made fun of celebrities and other people, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II, and First Lady Nancy Reagan.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Personal life

.Rivers was born Joan Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice (née Grushman) and Meyer C. Molinsky, a doctor.^ Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933, in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.
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^ Joan Rivers, all dolled up at her New York apartment.

^ Joan Rivers joins us from New York.
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[5][6] .She was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and her family later moved to Larchmont, in Westchester County, NY.^ After two years at Connecticut College (the Molinsky family had moved to Westchester), Joan transferred to Barnard, from where she was graduated in 1954 with a BA in anthropology and English.
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^ Brooklyn-born Rivers, 76, still lives in New York, though she's on the road about two weeks a month.

^ Biography Joan Rivers was born in Brooklyn, to immigrant Russian Jews, grew up in suburban New York and educated at Connecticut College and Barnard College, Manhattan.
  • Joan Rivers on : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.chortle.co.uk [Source type: General]

.She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952 and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a B.A. in English literature[7] and anthropology.^ She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952, and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a B.A. in English and anthropology.

^ After two years at Connecticut College (the Molinsky family had moved to Westchester), Joan transferred to Barnard, from where she was graduated in 1954 with a BA in anthropology and English.
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^ The daughter of a Russian-Jewish immigrant doctor, the former Joan Alexandra Molinsky grew up in a posh New York suburb and graduated from Barnard College with degrees in English and anthropology.
  • Off-limits? Not to veteran comedian Joan Rivers | Life & Entertainment | Wichita Eagle 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.kansas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Before entering show business, Rivers worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center,[8] a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency[8] and as a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores.^ That’s the way it works in show business.
  • Hey, Joan Rivers: Can we talk? < PopWire | PopMatters 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Rivers says show business was never work to her.
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  • We can talk: Joan Rivers takes to the stage (or the couch) 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]

^ Rivers' passport has her listed with two last names – Rivers, which she adopted before she went into show business, and Rosenberg, the surname belonging to her late husband.
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[9] .During this period, an agent named Tony Rivers told her to change her name, so she suggested "Joan Rivers" as her new name.^ In 1964, on the suggestion of an agent, Joan changed her name to Joan Rivers.
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^ During tonight’s Roast of Joan Rivers something changed.
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^ I knew I needed a name, and I had an agent named Tony Rivers.
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[10]
.Her first marriage was in 1955 to James Sanger,[11] the son of a Bond merchandise manager.^ Rivers married for the first time to James Sanger, the heir to the Bond Stores fortune, in 1957.
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^ She studied English at university, and in her 20s married her first husband Jimmy Sanger, the son of a department store manager.
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.The marriage lasted six months,[12] and it was annulled on the basis that Sanger did not want children and had not told Rivers before the wedding.^ Rivers' talk show lasted six months.

^ Rivers' passport has her listed with two last names – Rivers, which she adopted before she went into show business, and Rosenberg, the surname belonging to her late husband.
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^ "I talked about plastic surgery before anyone else did," says Rivers.
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[13] Her second marriage was on July 15, 1965[14] to Edgar Rosenberg, who committed suicide in 1987. Their only child, Melissa Warburg Rosenberg (now known as Melissa Rivers), was born January 20, 1968.
.In her book, Bouncing Duplicitous, she describes how she developed bulimia and contemplated suicide.^ She has written several self-help books such as "Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs" and "Bouncing Back: How to Survive Anything, and I Mean Anything."
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^ In 1987, she suffered personal tragedy when her husband Edgar Rosenberg, a British TV producer, killed himself, devastating Rivers, who developed bulimia and contemplated her own suicide.
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Eventually she recovered with counseling and the support of her family.

Career

Early career

.During the late 1950s, Rivers appeared in a short-lived play, Seawood, playing a lesbian with a crush on a character played by a then-unknown Barbra Streisand.^ We hear how Rivers' career began off-Broadway, as Barbra Streisand's lesbian lover.
  • Edinburgh festival theatre review: Joan Rivers - Work in Progress by a Life in Progress | Culture | guardian.co.uk 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Joan Rivers took her plasticine face to the UK, and dropped the F bomb on live TV. The producers weren't pleased and her ass got tossed during the commercial.
  • Joan Rivers Is F*cking Sorry - Socialite Life 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rivers' new play, which she calls "a one-woman show with four characters," was spurred by (what else) something that made her livid.
  • Joan Rivers’ ‘Life’—audacious, as always | Arts In L.A. | Jewish Journal 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.jewishjournal.com [Source type: General]

The play ran for six weeks.[15] .Rivers performed in numerous comedy clubs in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, including The Bitter End and The Gaslight Cafe[16], before making her first appearances as a guest on The Tonight Show---which then originated from New York and was hosted by Jack Paar.^ Joan Rivers’ television career began on the comedy classic, The Tonight Show , where she became the first permanent guest-host.
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^ Rivers first saw Bruce performing in New York City’s Village Vanguard in 1962.
  • Joan Rivers | Stand-Up Comedy Database | Dead-Frog - A Comedy Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.dead-frog.com [Source type: General]

^ The Venetian Hotel is about to get a large dose of classic comedy as legendary comedienne Joan Rivers brings her stand up routine to the hotel for two special performances.
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[17]
.By 1965, Rivers had a stint on Candid Camera as a gag writer and participant: she was "the bait" to lure people into ridiculous situations for the show.^ She was also a regular gag writer and performer on TV's "Candid Camera".

^ Rivers' passport has her listed with two last names – Rivers, which she adopted before she went into show business, and Rosenberg, the surname belonging to her late husband.
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^ Rivers also has starred in numerous television shows, beginning with a 1965 appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
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.She also made her first [18] appearance on The Tonight Show with new host Johnny Carson, on February 17, 1965. During the same decade, Rivers made other appearances on The Tonight Show as well as The Ed Sullivan Show, while hosting the first of several talk shows.^ Rivers was the substitute host for Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show" on NBC for three years.
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^ Rivers was the substitute host for Johnny Carson 's " The Tonight Show " on NBC for three years.
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^ She had once been a success as a talk show host.
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.She had a brief role in The Swimmer, starring Burt Lancaster, in 1968. A year later, she had a short-lived syndicated daytime talk show; Johnny Carson was her first guest.^ A descendant of the late talk show host Johnny Carson?
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^ She then hosted a talk show that competed with Carson.
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^ In 1968, Rivers had her first shot at a talk show, the short-lived That Show Starring Joan Rivers.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19] In the middle of the 1960s, she released at least two comedy albums, The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album[20] and Joan Rivers Presents Mr. Phyllis & Other Funny Stories.[21]
.By the 1970s, Rivers was appearing on various television comedy and variety shows, including The Carol Burnett Show.^ Rivers also appeared on a number of television variety shows, as well as The Tonight Show on a regular basis.
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^ In the 1970s, Joan Rivers appeared often as a guest on various television comedy and variety shows.

^ On a radio show they were both due to appear, River said Doyle should die under a deck of cards.
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.From 1972 to 1976, she narrated The Adventures of Letterman, an animated segment for The Electric Company.^ From 1972 to 1976, she was the narrator for "The Adventures of Letterman", an animated segment for "The Electric Company".

^ Narrator of 'The Adventures of Letterman'     - 126B (1977) TV episode (voice) ....
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^ Narrator of 'The Adventures of Letterman'     - 128B (1977) TV episode (voice) ....
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.In 1978, Rivers wrote and directed the film Rabbit Test starring her friend Billy Crystal.^ In 1977, Rivers wrote and directed her first feature film, Rabbit Test.
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^ BE: How do you look back at “Rabbit Test,” which you wrote and directed in 1978?

^ Rabbit Test [Movie] 1978 .
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.During the same decade, she was the opening act for singer Helen Reddy on the Las Vegas Strip, becoming a Strip headliner herself into the 1980s.^ Rivers was the opening act for singer Helen Reddy on the Las Vegas Strip during the '70s.

^ Guilty or not, she was quick to incorporate the suicide into her comedy act; standing on the stage at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas just three months later, joking: .
  • Plastic surgery addict Joan Rivers unmasked | Mail Online 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ She had always believed knives were dangerous, which is why she had never eaten at Benihana or paid to see a Las Vegas magic act.
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From daughter to disownership

.Rivers has spoken of her primary Tonight Show life as having been Johnny Carson's "daughter," a reference to his longtime mentoring of her and, during the 1980s, establishing her as his regular guest host by August 1983. It was not her only work by far, however: on April 9, 1983, she hosted Saturday Night Live.^ Her career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
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^ A descendant of the late talk show host Johnny Carson?
  • Joan Rivers bumped off flight in Costa Rica when Continental gate agent ... - World 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC beltwayblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: News]

^ In 1983 Joan was named permanent guest host on “The Tonight Show” for Johnny Carson’s nine weeks of vacation time.
  • Joan Rivers | Stand-Up Comedy Database | Dead-Frog - A Comedy Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.dead-frog.com [Source type: General]

[22]. .In the same period, she released a best-selling comedy album (on Geffen Records), What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? The album reached #22 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.^ Rivers also recorded a popular record album of her live stand-up act entitled "What Becomes a (Semi) Legend Most?"

^ Comedienne, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, and grandmother.
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^ For this entire season, the show was nominated for: -The 2005 Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series.
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[23]
.Also in 1984, Rivers published a best-selling humour book, The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz, a mock memoir of her brassy, loose comedy character.^ She has a good pedigree as a writer (her novel The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz was a bestseller) and I'd much rather read a book by her than sit through another musical by Ben Elton.
  • Joan Rivers' expletives undeleted | Stage | guardian.co.uk 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ She had a 1983 Grammy-nominated record, her own a line of greeting cards, and in 1984 a silly book of sex jokes based on a slut character she invented, “The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz,” sold over half a million copies.
  • Joan Rivers | Stand-Up Comedy Database | Dead-Frog - A Comedy Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.dead-frog.com [Source type: General]

^ Sometimes, as when Rivers interrupts the show to introduce her co-stars, it gets hard to say where play stops and real-life begins.
  • Edinburgh festival theatre review: Joan Rivers - Work in Progress by a Life in Progress | Culture | guardian.co.uk 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.A television special based on the character, a mock tribute called Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abramowitz, proved a ratings bomb.^ Joan Rivers has 226 friends.
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^ Joan Rivers has 308 friends.
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^ Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Joan Rivers has been mocking herself in detailed and graphic fashion for decades.
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.The decade didn't lack for controversy for Rivers.^ Joan Rivers turned her fire on Duke not because how “lack of class” she was, but that she didn’t defend/protect/babysit the daughter Rivers in the previous task.
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.She sued female impersonator Frank Marino for $5,000,000 (US) in 1986, after discovering he was using her real stand-up material in the impersonation of her that he included in his popular Las Vegas act.^ Rivers was the opening act for singer Helen Reddy on the Las Vegas Strip during the '70s.

^ Rivers also recorded a popular record album of her live stand-up act entitled "What Becomes a (Semi) Legend Most?"

^ Most of her success still came as a touring comedian, including stints in Las Vegas throughout the 1970s.
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.The two comics have since reconciled; Marino even made television appearances with Rivers in later years.^ I couldn’t get over Spike [after he died], even two years later.
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^ The 40 years that followed would include countless television appearances, films, a Tony Award nomination, an Emmy and emergence as a Hollywood fashion figure.
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^ Rivers might still be the most enthusiastic, hardest-working comic in show business, four full decades after her breakout appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
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[24]
.Also in 1986 came the move that cost Rivers her longtime friendship with Carson, who had first hired her as a Tonight Show writer.^ Her career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
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^ When I left "The Tonight Show" to go over to Fox, Johnny Carson put out a mandate that nobody was allowed to talk to me.
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^ Less than three years later she had her own daytime TV show and went on to become the first sole guest host of "The Tonight Show."
  • Why I Selected Joan Rivers for The Celebrity Apprentice - The Trump Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.trumpuniversity.com [Source type: General]

.The soon-to-launch Fox Television Network announced that it was giving her a late night talk show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.^ Joan Rivers was on Late Night earlier this week, and she spoke of the idea behind the show.
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^ Jewelry by Joan Rivers 5.0 out of 5 stars ( 4 ) .
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^ Give us your opinion on Joan Rivers Talks Dogs .
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[25] .The new network planned to air the show 11:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.^ May 12, 2009 at 9:49 am (44) Anster says: I had the show taped and made sure I didn’t see or hear any news media so I’d have an unbiased review.
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^ By: Blogger News Network Joan Rivers Bashes Heidi Klum & Jennifer Lopez On Rachel Ray Show 2009-01-16 14:00:00 OMG!!
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^ Ed says: May 11, 2009 at 10:12 am After this year, I can’t believe that anyone in their right mind could possibly be a fan of this show.
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Eastern Time, making her a Carson competitor. .Carson claimed he learned of the show from Fox and not from Rivers herself.^ When I left "The Tonight Show" to go over to Fox, Johnny Carson put out a mandate that nobody was allowed to talk to me.
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^ Rivers might still be the most enthusiastic, hardest-working comic in show business, four full decades after her breakout appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
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^ Clearly a comedy superstar, Rivers was shocked to learn that in the event of Johnny Carson’s retirement, she was not even on the “Top Ten” list of replacements.
  • Joan Rivers | Stand-Up Comedy Database | Dead-Frog - A Comedy Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.dead-frog.com [Source type: General]

In 2008, during an interview with Dr. Pamela Connolly on television's Shrink Rap, Rivers claimed she did call Carson but he hung up on her at once, doing the same thing when she tried to call him back.
.The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers turned out to be flecked by tragedy.^ The Late show starring Joan Rivers - song, music - Copyright Info The Late show starring Joan Rivers - song, music .
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^ Jewelry by Joan Rivers 5.0 out of 5 stars ( 4 ) .
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^ The Late show starring Joan Rivers .
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.When Rivers challenged Fox executives, who wanted to fire her husband Edgar Rosenberg as the show's producer, the network fired them both.^ By then she had married London-born Edgar Rosenberg, a producer on her TV show.
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^ In 1964, she married her second husband, Edgar Rosenberg, a British producer.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her daughter Melissa Rivers will produce the shows.
  • Joan Rivers: Back At E! | Fancast News 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.fancast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Three months later (15 May 1987), Rosenberg committed suicide in Philadelphia; Rivers blamed the tragedy on his "humiliation" by Fox.^ In 1987, Rivers’ husband and business partner, Edgar Rosenberg, committed suicide.
  • How Joan Rivers' nastiness paved the way for bloggers 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.doublex.com [Source type: General]

^ Along the way, she survived the suicide of her husband, Edgar Rosenberg, in 1987, and reworked her face with cosmetic surgery because "stretched-looking is better than wrinkled."
  • Joan Rivers’ ‘Life’—audacious, as always | Arts In L.A. | Jewish Journal 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.jewishjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ She also confirms to the NY Times that she was undergoing liposuction the day her husband, producer Edgar Rosenberg, committed suicide in 1987, adding “who knew?” As for what she thinks of future President Barack Obama’s looks, Rivers says he should have pinned his ears back: .
  • Cele|bitchy » Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]

[26] .Fox attempted to continue the show with a new name (The Late Show) and rotating guest hosts.^ Less than three years later she had her own daytime TV show and went on to become the first sole guest host of "The Tonight Show."
  • Why I Selected Joan Rivers for The Celebrity Apprentice - The Trump Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.trumpuniversity.com [Source type: General]

^ A descendant of the late talk show host Johnny Carson?
  • Joan Rivers bumped off flight in Costa Rica when Continental gate agent ... - World 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC beltwayblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: News]

^ Rivers' passport has her listed with two last names – Rivers, which she adopted before she went into show business, and Rosenberg, the surname belonging to her late husband.
  • Joan Rivers Kicked Off Newark-Bound Flight for Suspicious Passport | NBC Chicago 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.nbcchicago.com [Source type: General]
  • Joan Rivers Kicked Off Newark-Bound Flight for Suspicious Passport | NBC New York 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.nbcnewyork.com [Source type: General]

.A year after the Late Show debacle, Rivers guested on the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special.^ The Late show starring Joan Rivers .
  • The Late show starring Joan Rivers - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Less than three years later she had her own daytime TV show and went on to become the first sole guest host of "The Tonight Show."
  • Why I Selected Joan Rivers for The Celebrity Apprentice - The Trump Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.trumpuniversity.com [Source type: General]

^ Rivers' passport has her listed with two last names – Rivers, which she adopted before she went into show business, and Rosenberg, the surname belonging to her late husband.
  • Joan Rivers Kicked Off Newark-Bound Flight for Suspicious Passport | NBC Chicago 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.nbcchicago.com [Source type: General]
  • Joan Rivers Kicked Off Newark-Bound Flight for Suspicious Passport | NBC New York 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.nbcnewyork.com [Source type: General]

.By 1989, she tried another daytime talk show, The Joan Rivers Show,[27]; this show ran for five years.^ Beginning in 1988, she had a gossipy syndicated daytime talk show, The Joan Rivers Show, which lasted for several years.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Late show starring Joan Rivers .
  • The Late show starring Joan Rivers - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Beasties on Joan Rivers show .
  • Beasties on Joan Rivers show - Beastie Boys Message Board 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.beastieboys.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1994, Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, first hosted the E! Entertainment Television pre-awards show for the Golden Globe Awards.^ Her daughter Melissa Rivers will produce the shows.
  • Joan Rivers: Back At E! | Fancast News 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.fancast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Up first, Melissa Rivers!

^ First, her project will involve her daughter Melissa.
  • Posts tagged Joan rivers at TV Squad 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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[28] .Beginning in 1995, they hosted the annual E! Entertainment Television pre-awards show for the Academy Awards.^ From 2005-2007, Joan Rivers was a host for the TV Guide channel, often co-hosting red carpet specials before awards shows with her daughter, Melissa Rivers.
  • Joan Rivers: Book Joan Rivers For Concerts and Events Worldwide - Entertainment Booking Agency. 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]

^ In the movie Shrek 2, Joan Rivers appears as a computer-generated version of herself, hosting the parody ME! Medieval Entertainment Television channel.
  • Joan Rivers: Book Joan Rivers For Concerts and Events Worldwide - Entertainment Booking Agency. 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]

^ Comedienne, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, and grandmother.
  • Joan Rivers | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.onpointradio.org [Source type: General]

[28] .Beginning in 1997, Rivers hosted her own radio show on WOR in New York.^ In 1997, she began hosting a syndicated talk show on WOR, a New York City-based radio station.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Beginning in 1997, Rivers hosted her own radio show on WOR in New York.

^ The show will feature Rivers' signature comedy and sarcastic humor, with new material on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV, and award show fashions.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

21st century

.By 2003, Rivers had left her E! red carpet show for a three-year deal (valued between $6-8 million) to cover award show red carpets for the TV Guide Channel.^ Third, it will involve interviews on the red carpet of some awards show.
  • Posts tagged Joan rivers at TV Squad 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The show will feature Rivers' signature comedy and sarcastic humor, with new material on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV, and award show fashions.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder on the Red Carpet , and has been a style and fashion commentator on numerous television shows.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[29]
Joan Rivers poses for a shot at the Pierre Hotel, May 24, 2001
.Rivers - who is almost as famous for her plastic surgeries as for her comedy - appeared in two episodes of the show Nip/Tuck during its second and third seasons and is also scheduled to appear in its seventh season.^ But she’s almost as famous for her hilarious honesty about plastic surgery.
  • Joan Rivers’ Anti-Aging Secrets: Lifescript Exclusive | Lifescript.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.lifescript.com [Source type: General]

^ Norm publishes a magazine about women who've never had plastic surgery -- clearly Joan ain't his type.
  • Joan Rivers | TMZ.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • JoanRivers | TMZ.com 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC ewww.tmz.com [Source type: General]

^ A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder on the Red Carpet , and has been a style and fashion commentator on numerous television shows.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rivers appears regularly on television's The Shopping Channel (in Canada), and QVC (in both the United States and the UK), selling her own line of jewelry under the brand name "The Joan Rivers Collection". She was also a guest speaker at the opening of the American Operating Room Nurses' 2000 San Francisco Conference.^ Jewelry by Joan Rivers 5.0 out of 5 stars ( 4 ) .
  • Amazon.com: Jewelry by Joan Rivers (9781558598089): Joan Rivers, Gordon Munro, Elizabeth Watt: Books 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Joan Rivers' own costume jewelry line, the Classics Collection; and a chapter describing how jewelry is made.
  • Amazon.com: Jewelry by Joan Rivers (9781558598089): Joan Rivers, Gordon Munro, Elizabeth Watt: Books 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Joan sells jewelry on QVC and yet she sent someone else to pick the jewelry?
  • Joan & Melissa Rivers Storm Off 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Socialite Life 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Both Joan and Melissa Rivers are frequent guests on Howard Stern's radio show, and Joan Rivers often appears as a panelist on UK game show 8 Out Of 10 Cats.^ Melissa and Joan Rivers fold to Ellen!

^ The Late show starring Joan Rivers .
  • The Late show starring Joan Rivers - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joan Rivers and Melissa were repulsive.
  • Joan Rivers Is The New Facially Immobile Celebrity Apprentice | Hecklerspray 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.hecklerspray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On August 16, 2007, Rivers began a two-week workshop of her new play, with the working title, "The Joan Rivers Theatre Project," at The Magic Theatre, in San Francisco.^ Joan Rivers is still working for E! .
  • Posts tagged JoanRivers at TV Squad 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joan Rivers is a two-bit has been.
  • Joan Rivers Calls Poker Players Trash, Annie Duke a Nazi on Celebrity Apprentice 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.pokernewsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On August 16, 2007, Rivers began a two-week workshop of her new play, with the working title 'The Joan Rivers Theatre Project,' at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco.

[30] .On December 3, 2007, Rivers was featured before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, in the Royal Variety Show 2007, at the Liverpool Empire Theatre.^ The show will feature Rivers' signature comedy and sarcastic humor, with new material on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV, and award show fashions.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rivers also appeared on a number of television variety shows, as well as The Tonight Show on a regular basis.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Herself The Royal Variety Performance 2007 (2007) (TV) ....
  • Joan Rivers 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
  • Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.In January 2008, Rivers became one of 20 hijackers to take control of the Big Brother house in the UK, in a spin-off show entitled Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack.^ Rivers, who turned 75 last month, admits she has never seen the show, a spin-off of Trump’s The Apprentice, but is keen to work under the guidance of The Donald.
  • Joan Rivers set to compete on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” | Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip Blog 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.hotmommagossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted on July 11th, 2008 by Hot Momma Comedienne Joan Rivers has reportedly signed on to take part in Donald Trump’s hit TV show The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • Joan Rivers set to compete on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” | Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip Blog 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.hotmommagossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He gets one smash, off of the show's heat.
  • The Hot Blog: Joan Rivers Gets A Bailout By Trump 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.mcnblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She did so for one day.^ "Darcus did that thing that activists sometimes do, saying 'I have been persecuted by all white people from day one'.
  • Black gibe throws Joan Rivers into a rage on the airwaves - Times Online 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.On June 24, 2008 Rivers appeared on NBC’s show Celebrity Family Feud.^ The show will feature Rivers' signature comedy and sarcastic humor, with new material on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV, and award show fashions.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first ever spin-off of Family Feud , a game show which itself was originally a spin-off, premiered last night on NBC. Very few changes to the standard show format, along with celebrities and much larger cash prizes helped NBC pull down promising ratings for this summer show.
  • Joan Rivers | Tag Archive | TV Envy 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC television.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Celebrity Apprentice, Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashion.
  • Joan Rivers Live in Times Square Tickets, Discount Tickets and Information - New York - Open Date: 08/04/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC sfvote.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She competed with her daughter, Melissa, against Ice-T and Coco.^ Melissa is right that Annie wants to ultimately compete against Brande because Brande is easier to beat.
  • Joan Rivers Calls Poker Players Trash, Annie Duke a Nazi on Celebrity Apprentice 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.pokernewsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Joan Rivers performing in her show at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
.Rivers and daughter Melissa were contestants in 2009 on the second Celebrity Apprentice.^ Joan and Melissa Rivers are sore losers on Celebrity Apprentice.

^ What happened on The Celebrity Apprentice after Melissa Rivers got fired last night????
  • Perez Hilton: Joan Rivers And Daughter Melissa Freak Out! 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She beat 15 other celebrities, including her own daughter Melissa, and poker player Annie Duke, who was the series' other semi-finalist.
  • Joan Rivers Wins NBC's Celebrity Apprentice: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 05/11/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: General]

.Throughout the season, each celebrity raised money for a charity of his or her choice; Rivers selected, God's Love We Deliver.^ Joan Rivers has a great network in her charity: "Gods Love We Deliver" Like her website.
  • Why I Selected Joan Rivers for The Celebrity Apprentice - The Trump Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.trumpuniversity.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, this is an entertainment show and its to raise money for charity!
  • Joan & Melissa Rivers Storm Off 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Socialite Life 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joan Rivers is shown at the “14th Annual Race to benefit ‘Gods Love We Deliver’ a charity that delivers meals to homebound aids sufferers” in NY on 11/18/07.
  • Cele|bitchy » Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]

[31] .After a falling out with poker player Annie Duke, following Melissa's on-air "firing" (elimination) by Donald Trump, Rivers left the "green room" telling Clint Black and Jesse James that she would not be in the next morning.^ Joan Rivers was "hired" as Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" over poker champ Annie Duke.
  • ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ recap: Joan Rivers wins! Good triumphs over evil? | SeacoastOnline.com 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.seacoastonline.com [Source type: News]

^ Donald didn't want to tell her she was FIRED! .
  • Joan Rivers’ House Looks Better Than She Does - CBS MoneyWatch.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC moneywatch.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Secondly, Melissa Rivers should not have been fired.
  • Joan Rivers Calls Poker Players Trash, Annie Duke a Nazi on Celebrity Apprentice 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.pokernewsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rivers later returned to the show and on May 3, 2009, she became a finalist in the series.^ May 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm (30) Doc says: Trumps sister-in-law is on the board of directors for Rivers charity and the producer of C A will also produce Rivers upcoming show.
  • Joan Rivers Wins Celebrity Apprentice--Did She Deserve To Win? 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC realitytv.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ May 12, 2009 I hate how Rivers and Trump keep throwing around the word "terrific" for everything they're pretending to like.
  • Melissa and Joan Rivers Explain to Ellen DeGeneres the 'Apprentice' Scandal 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ May 13, 2009 - 18:08 ET by Unsane When has Joan Rivers ever been funny?
  • Joan Rivers on Miss California: ‘God Wants You to Shut Up’ | NewsBusters.org 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

.The other finalist was Duke.^ She beat 15 other celebrities, including her own daughter Melissa, and poker player Annie Duke, who was the series' other semi-finalist.
  • Joan Rivers Wins NBC's Celebrity Apprentice: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 05/11/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: General]

[32][33] .On the season finale, which aired live on May 10, Joan was announced the winner and was hired to be the 2009 Celebrity Apprentice.^ May 14, 2009 - 10:15 ET by grumpyoldb Joan, Joan, Joan...
  • Joan Rivers on Miss California: ‘God Wants You to Shut Up’ | NewsBusters.org 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ I was very disappointed that Joan Rivers was hired as Trumps celebrity apprentice.
  • Joan Rivers Wins NBC's Celebrity Apprentice: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 05/11/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner Joan Rivers is here.
  • Joan Rivers on Miss California: ‘God Wants You to Shut Up’ | NewsBusters.org 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

.Rivers was featured on the show Z Rock, as herself.^ The show will feature Rivers' signature comedy and sarcastic humor, with new material on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV, and award show fashions.
  • Joan Rivers Set to Appear at Laurie Beechman Theatre in May: Theater News on TheaterMania.com - 03/23/2009 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last night Melissa Rivers showed herself for the spoiled brat she really is.
  • Joan Rivers Calls Poker Players Trash, Annie Duke a Nazi on Celebrity Apprentice 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.pokernewsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted: December 13, 2007 Description: Joan Rivers was featured throughout the fourth hour of The Today Show this...
  • Joan Rivers Outs Jodie Foster | SPIKE 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Rivers was also a special pink carpet presenter for the 2009 broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.^ Photo: Joan Rivers last month at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

^ Tags: Fat Tuesday , FatTuesday , joan rivers , JoanRivers , mardi gras , MardiGras .
  • Joan Rivers | TMZ.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • JoanRivers | TMZ.com 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC ewww.tmz.com [Source type: General]

She was roasted in a Comedy Central special, taped on July 26, 2009, and aired on August 9, 2009. Joan stars in a new reality TV series on TV Land called, How'd You Get So Rich?, which began airing in August 2009.

Cameos and parodies

Charity

.Rivers was an Honorary Chair of the Imperial Court of New York's Annual Charity Coronation Ball, Night of A Thousand Gowns, on March 21, 2009. Other Honorary Chairs for the evening's charity event included Sir Elton John CBE, Patti LuPone, John Cameron Mitchell, Idina Menzel and Robin Strasser.^ Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933, in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.
  • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Actress Joan Rivers greets fans while promoting the TV Land PRIME series "How'd You Get So Rich?"
  • Joan Rivers Zings Foes, Old & New | PopEater.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Joan Rivers Zings Foes, Old & New | PopEater.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New comedy complex but won't be a bore New York Post, September 14, 2009 ...what's he play?
  • Joan Rivers – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

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Awards

.
  • In 1990, Rivers won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.^ Joan Rivers Talks F-Bomb, Roast & New Show .
    • Joan Rivers On Her Costa Rica Airport Incident: I’m ‘Not Going To Put A Bomb In A Chanel Bag’ | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist, best-selling book author, and radio talk show host who also hosts "Expert Real Estate Tips," a Internet video show.
    • Joan Rivers’ House Looks Better Than She Does - CBS MoneyWatch.com 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC moneywatch.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Along with her daughter Melissa, Joan created and defined red carpet mania by hosting television specials leading up to all the major award shows.
    • Why I Selected Joan Rivers for The Celebrity Apprentice - The Trump Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.trumpuniversity.com [Source type: General]

    .That same year, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • In 1994, she was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Play for Sally Marr and Her Escorts, which she wrote with Erin Ladd Sanders and Lonny Price.^ In 1989 she earned a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in June of 1990 an Emmy award.
    • Joan Rivers | Stand-Up Comedy Database | Dead-Frog - A Comedy Blog 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.dead-frog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1994, she co-wrote a stage show with Lonny Price and Erin Sanders called Sally Marr and Her Escorts.
    • Joan Rivers Biography - life, family, children, name, story, death, wife, mother, old, born - Newsmakers Cumulation 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Comedienne, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, and grandmother.
    • Joan Rivers | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.onpointradio.org [Source type: General]

    [37]
  • In a 2005, BBC Channel 4 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, she was voted 40th among the "Top 50" comedy acts ever, by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.

Books

.
  • Having a Baby Can Be a Scream (1974, self-help/humor book)
  • The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz (1984, humor book)
  • Enter Talking (1986, autobiography)
  • Still Talking (1991, autobiography)
  • Jewelry by Joan Rivers (1995)
  • Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ...^ Jewelry by Joan Rivers 5.0 out of 5 stars ( 4 ) .
    • Amazon.com: Jewelry by Joan Rivers (9781558598089): Joan Rivers, Gordon Munro, Elizabeth Watt: Books 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Joan Rivers is still working for E! .
    • Posts tagged JoanRivers at TV Squad 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Joan Rivers talks to Jim and Kim!
    • Joan Rivers talks to Jim and Kim! : Fresh Mornings 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC mornings.fresh1027.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and I Mean Everything ... and .You Can Too!
    (1997, autobiography/self-help)
  • From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Advice on Life, Love and Marriage (1998)
  • Don’t Count the Candles: Just keep the Fire Lit! (1999)
  • Men Are Stupid .^ Don’t you think most of us want to be loved for who we are, as opposed to some artificially enhanced version of ourselves?
    • Cele|bitchy » Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just keep your head up- you didn't do anything wrong and clearly Melissa is just having a bad day and took it out on you.
    • Are Joan and Melissa plotting to do red-carpet shows for VH1? | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You just don’t have to cut!

    . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery
    (2008)
  • Murder at the Academy Awards (R): A Red Carpet Murder Mystery (2009)

Filmography

.
  • Once Upon a Coffee House (1965)
  • The Swimmer (1968)
  • Rabbit Test (1978) (also director and writer)
  • Uncle Scam (1981)
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
  • Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)
  • Spaceballs (1987) (voice)
  • Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989) (voice)
  • Look Who's Talking (1989) (voice)
  • Public Enemy #2 (1993)
  • Serial Mom (1994)
  • Napoleon (1995) (voice)
  • Goosed (1999)
  • The Intern (2000)
  • Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000) (voice)
  • The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' (2002) (documentary)
  • Hip!^ Herself Uncle Scam (1981) ....
    • Joan Rivers 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Saturday Night Live 25 (USA: twentiefifth season title)     - Joan Rivers/Musical Youth (1983) TV episode (guest writer) Rabbit Test (1978) (writer) The Girl Most Likely to...
    • Joan Rivers 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Host The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' (2002) ....
    • Joan Rivers 17 January 2010 10:12 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Joan Rivers 9 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    Edgy! Quirky!
    (2002)
  • Shrek 2 (2004) (voice)
  • First Daughter (2004)
  • The Last Guy on Earth (2007)

Television work

Theater work

The following is a selected list of theater work performed by Rivers.

References

  1. ^ http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/01/joan_rivers_aka_joan_rosenberg.html
  2. ^ "Comic queen Joan Rivers bites back with sharp, funny new show. | The Miami Herald (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service) (March, 2004)". Accessmylibrary.com. 2004-03-29. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-7652403_ITM. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ Roura, Phil (2006-05-14). "CAN SHE TALK! Joan Rivers muses on her daughter, Cher and fun Down Under". Nydailynews.com. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/2006/05/14/2006-05-14_can_she_talk____joan_rivers_.html. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ Rochlin, Margy (2001-03-04). "OSCAR FILMS/THE SHOW; Taking No Prisoners at the Edge of the Red Carpet - New York Times". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B04E4DE1738F937A35750C0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2007-12-27). "Joan Rivers’ ‘Life’—audacious, as always|Arts In L.A.". Jewish Journal. http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts_in_la/article/joan_rivers_life_audacious_as_always_20071228/. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Joan Rivers Biography (1933?-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/84/Joan-Rivers.html. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  7. ^ Rivers, Joan (1986). Autobiography: Enter Talking. New York: Delacorte Press, First Printing
  8. ^ a b Autobiography: Bouncing Back (1997), HarperCollins. p. 74-75
  9. ^ Riley, Sam G. (1995) Biographical Dictionary of American Newspaper Columnists, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 265 ISBN 9780313291920.
  10. ^ Sochen, June (1998). "From Sophie Tucker to Barbra Streisand: Jewish Women Entertainers as Reformers". Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture. Ed. Joyce Antler. Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life. Hanover, NH: Brandeis University Press Published by University Press of New England. pp. 68-84.
  11. ^ Enter Talking, p. 67-71
  12. ^ Enter Talking, fourth page of photo inserts between p. 182-183
  13. ^ Enter Talking, p. 70
  14. ^ Enter Talking epilogue, p. 375
  15. ^ Enter Talking, p. 85-96 and last photo insert page before p. 183
  16. ^ Enter Talking, p. 230
  17. ^ Enter Talking, p. 233-239
  18. ^ Enter Talking, p. 359-373
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  20. ^ "''The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album'' at". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N9GYX0. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  21. ^ Latest activity 7 minutes ago. "''Mr. Phyllis'' LP at". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N9F80U. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  22. ^ "''Saturday Night Live'', Host Joan Rivers, Apr 9, 1983 at IMDB". Imdb.com. 1983-04-09. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0695000/. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  23. ^ "1984 Grammy Awards at". Metrolyrics.com. 1984-02-28. http://www.metrolyrics.com/1984-grammy-awards.html. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  24. ^ Frank Marino discusses law suit
  25. ^ King, Norman (1993). Arsenio Hall. New York: William Morrow & Co., p. 47-48
  26. ^ Joanne Kaufman, Alan Carter, "Rocked by Tragedy and Failure, Joan Rivers Comes Back with a New Show and a New Life", People, 19 Feb. 1990
  27. ^ "''The Joan Rivers Show'' (1989) at IMDB". Imdb.com. 2001-05-25. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262164/. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  28. ^ a b Bouncing Back!, p. 207
  29. ^ "Entertainment & the Arts | TV briefs: Rivers duo may leave E! for TV Guide Channel | Seattle Times Newspaper". Community.seattletimes.nwsource.com. 2004-06-25. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20040625&slug=tvbriefs25. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  30. ^ "San Francisco". Magic Theatre. http://www.magictheatre.org/pages/highlights.shtml. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  31. ^ "Joan Rivers". The Celebrity Apprentice. NBC. http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/candidates/jrivers.shtml. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  32. ^ Catlin, Roger (2009-04-27). "'Celebrity Apprentice': Rivers Run". Hartford Courant. http://blogs.courant.com/roger_catlin_tv_eye/2009/04/celebrity-apprentice-recap-mel.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  33. ^ "Rivers defends daughter on 'Celebrity Apprentice'". Associated Press. 2009-04-27. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gxJl3i8sRHRwqSDxnzD42BzGaW8gD97R3FDO0. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  34. ^ "Kate Thornton (I) - Biography". Imdb.com. 1973-02-07. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861550/bio. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  35. ^ a b "''E! True Hollywood Story: Joan Rivers'' (parody - April 1, 2001) at IMDB". Imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291280/fullcredits. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  36. ^ "23rd Annual Night of A Thousand Gowns". The Imperial Court of New York. http://www.icny.org/tickets. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  37. ^ "Entertainment Awards Database accessed Feb. 28, 2009". Theenvelope.latimes.com. http://theenvelope.latimes.com/factsheets/awardsdb/env-awards-db-search,0,7169155.htmlstory?searchtype=all&query=joan+rivers&x=15&y=6. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  38. ^ "''Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story'' (1994 TV movie) at IMDB". Imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111379/. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  39. ^ "''Season 2 Episode 16''". Tv.com. 2007-09-08. http://www.tv.com/nip-tuck/joan-rivers/episode/356526/summary.html?tag=ep_guide;ep_title;15. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  40. ^ "''Broadway Bound'' by Neil Simon at IBDB.com - Replacements". Ibdb.com. http://www.ibdb.com/productionreplacements.asp?ID=4434. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 

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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity. She is known for her brash manner and loud, gruff voice with a heavy metropolitan New York accent. She is the National Chairwoman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a board member of God's Love We Deliver.[1]

Similar to the ground-breaking Phyllis Diller, whose career started before and took place during hers, Rivers' comedy act was mainly about bad things about herself.

References

  1. Bouncing Back, p. 110

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