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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 The Joan Rivers Show (1989), The Joan Rivers Show (1968) and Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010). She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 in New York City. See full bio »

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6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (15 credits)
 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)
 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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Show Show Producer (4 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (313 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (59 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Glad Ovenware (2001) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 20 Interviews | 16 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

New York was the magic city. New York was Oz. All I wanted to do was get out of Brooklyn and get into Oz. We'd go to the theater district -- I saved my money, and I would go with a girlfriend and sit in Sardi's, order an avocado for 60 cents, and wait to be discovered. They must have been thrilled to see us. We went to Howard Johnson's, and my friend smoked a cigarette. We're sitting at the ... See more »

Trivia:

Attended Connecticut College for Women in New London, Conneticut. See more »

Trademark:

Her self-deprecating persona See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of the Barbed One-liners

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Do you think she'll make it? mb2497
I don't get it... Can someone explain her humor? PrestigiousPorcupine
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The night she blurted out Victoria Principal's unlisted phone number... apriceaboverubies29
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