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Joan Rivers

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Rivers in 2010

Source: Wikipedia

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (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.

Fact file

  • Born: Joan Alexandra Molinsky June 8, 1933 Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Died: September 4, 2014 (aged 81) Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Cardiac arrest
  • Occupation: Actress, comedian, writer, producer, television host
  • Years active: 1959–2014
  • Home town: Larchmont, New York, U.S.
  • Religion: Reform Judaism
  • Spouse(s): James Sanger (m. 1955; annulled 1955) Edgar Rosenberg (m. 1965; wid. 1987)
  • Children: Melissa Rivers
  • Medium: Stand-up comedy, film, television, theatre, books
  • Genres: Observational comedy, insult comedy, shock humor, black comedy, ribaldry, improvisational comedy
  • Influences: Lenny Bruce, Phyllis Diller, Sophie Tucker, Pearl Williams, Belle Barth, Totie Fields, Johnny Carson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Newhart, Woody Allen, Don Rickles
  • Influenced: Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Amy Schumer Chelsea Handler, Roseanne Barr, Greg Proops
  • Website: JoanRivers.com

Read more about Joan Rivers at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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