Joan Rivers was bornon 8 June 1933 in Brooklyn, American, is Actress. Joan Alexandra Molinsky, better known by her stage name, Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, radio host, jewelry designer and TV-host. As a young girl she worked at a number of jobs before trying her hand at acting. After appearing in numerous small plays she took up stand-up comedy. She became a known face throughout America after appearing as a guest on 'The Tonight Show' which was hosted by her mentor Johnny Carson. With the new found popularity she went onto make guest appearances in many talk shows and released chart-topping comedy albums. In 1986, she became the first woman to host a late night network television show called 'The Late Show with Joan Rivers'. The show's timings clashed with the timings of Carson's show which embittered her former mentor who never spoke to her again. In the last years of her career, she mostly conducted comedic interviews of celebrities walking on the red carpet at award shows. Throughout her career her comic style remained rather controversial as she'd often use satirical and scathing words to make fun of herself and other celebrities. She also wrote 12 best-selling memoir and humor books
Joan Rivers never woke up from the coma and passed away on September 4, 2014
Joan had an elder sister, Barbara Waxler who passed away in 2013
The TV show 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' premiered on January 25, 2011 on WE TV
She was roasted in the Comedy Central Special roast aired on August 9, 2009
In 2008, she appeared on the show 'Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack' as one of the 20 hijackers
The 2005 wedding of Prince Charles (Prince of Wales) and Camilla Parker Bowles saw only four Americans in the guest list; Rivers was one of the esteemed ones
In 1994, she co-wrote and starred in the play 'Sally Marr
It won her the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show in 1990
A new TV talk show 'The Joan Rivers Show' came out in 1989 and ran for five years
Edgar committed suicide in 1987 and Rivers later confessed that their 22-year marriage was a 'total sham' and that she had had several extra-marital affairs
In 1986, FOX TV Network announced the launch of 'The Late Show with Joan Rivers'
By 1983, she had become a regular guest host of 'The Tonight Show' and also hosted the April 9, 1983 episode of 'Saturday Night Live'
In the 1970s, she appeared on comedy show 'The Carol Burnett Show' and the game show 'Hollywood Squares'
Eventually she got her own talk-show 'That Show with Joan Rivers' in 1969
Her big break came when she appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ in 1965
In the 1960s Rivers performed at many comedy clubs in the Greenwich Village
Joan Rivers married James Sanger, the son of a Bond Clothing Stores manager, in 1955
After her family moving to Larchmont, she attended Connecticut College and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a BA in English literature and anthropology
Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice and Meyer C Molinsky