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Joan Rivers (1933–2014)

Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joan Alexandra Molinsky. She was a writer and actress, known for Fashion Police (2002), The Joan Rivers Show (1989) and The Joan Rivers Show (1968). She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York... See full bio »

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 2013 In Bed with Joan (TV Series)
 2012 Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (TV Special) (material)
 2004-2006 The Joan Rivers Position (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (2006)
- Episode #3.5 (2006)
- Episode #3.4 (2006)
- Episode #3.3 (2006)
- Episode #3.2 (2006)
 2006 Joan Rivers' Straight Talk (TV Movie)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Studio Guy (1997) ... (additional material)
 1986-1987 The Late Show (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 April 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 9 April 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 11 March 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 4 March 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 26 February 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
 1985 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (writing supervisor)
 1983 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (guest writer - 1 episode)
- Joan Rivers/Musical Youth (1983) ... (guest writer)
 1978 Rabbit Test (written by)
 1977 Husbands and Wives (TV Movie) (written by)
 1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1965 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 February 1965 (1965) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Recorded two songs for Ben Bagley's "Vernon Duke Revisited Vol. 1": "Just Like A Man," originally written for Bette Davis, and "Life's a Funny Present." See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 20 Interviews | 19 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

@joan_rivers | Jake and Joan Jim | Ms. Joan Rivers


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

[as reported by Richard Corliss] They all come up to me and say, "Without you, I couldn't be here, the barriers you broke down." I say, "Get the fuck away from me. I still could take every one of you with one hand behind my back. Outta here. Talk like that at my funeral, but not till then.". See more »


Hosted a daily talk show on WOR-AM radio in New York City from 1997 until 2002, syndicated to about 50 stations. See more »


Said "Can we talk?" frequently in both her acting roles and stand-up routines. See more »


The Queen of the Barbed One-liners

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