Joan Rivers
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 8, 1933
  • Date of passing: Sep 4, 2014
Let the memory of Joan be with us forever

Joan Alexandra Molinsky[8] (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians.

Rivers came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show. Hosted by her mentor, Johnny Carson, the show established Rivers' comedic style. In 1986, with her own rival program, The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Rivers became the first woman to host a late night network television talk show. She subsequently hosted The Joan Rivers Show (1989-1993), winning a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

As the author 12 best-selling memoir and humor books and numerous comedy albums, Rivers was nominated in 1984 for a Grammy Award for her album What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? and was nominated in 1994 for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Playfor her performance of the title role in Sally Marr...and her escorts.

Having become widely known for her red carpet interviews, Rivers co-hosted the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police (2010- 2014) and starred in reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (2011-2014) with daughter Melissa Rivers. Rivers marketed a line of jewelry and apparel on the QVC shopping channel, and was the subject of the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010).

In 1968, noted New York Times television critic Jack Gould (1914–1993) called Rivers "quite possibly the most intuitively funny woman alive.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bonnie Borland on 4th September 2016

"I miss seeing you on TV all of the time!  Joanna Rivers you will be forever missed by me!"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Borland on 8th June 2016

"I will always miss Jan Rivers fever for how she made people laugh....for the Fashion Police TV Show....for her costume jewelry line and also for being a great Mother and Grandmother."

This tribute was added by Bonnie Borland on 4th September 2015

"Joan Rivers was on TV all of the time....I can't believe that she has been gone for a year already!"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Borland on 8th June 2015

"TV just does not seem the same to me with out Joan Rivers on it!  I loved watching Joan on the Fashion Police and also I loved watching her Costume Jewelry Line on HSN....Happy Birthday....Joan Rivers!!"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Borland on 16th December 2014

"Joan Rivers meant so much to my life the entire time that she was on TV.  I just took for granted that she would be on TV everyday...I miss her alot...she made everything on TV so much more thrilling!  Joan Rivers will be forever missed!
Bonnie Borland"

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