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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 Spaceballs (1987), Iron Man Three (2013) and Rabbit Test (1978). She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Bennat Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spaceballs
Spaceballs Dot Matrix
(1987)
Iron Man Three
Iron Man Three Joan Rivers
(2013)
Rabbit Test
Rabbit Test Writer
(1978)
Shrek 2
Shrek 2 Joan Rivers
(2004)

Filmography

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 2013 In Bed with Joan (TV Series)
 2013 Joan Rivers: Reality TV (TV Movie) (written by)
 2013 Joan Rivers: Ugly Children (TV Movie) (written by)
 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)
 1992 Joan Rivers: Abroad in London (TV Special)
 1986-1987 The Late Show (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Episode #1.127 (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 Husbands, Wives & Lovers (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes)
- Predictions Come True (1978) ... (creator)
- Dixon and Courtney Adopt (1978) ... (creator)
 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 #4.34 (1965) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guest on the daytime talker "Virginia Graham" also guesting was Nancy Walker. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 20 Interviews | 21 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jake and Joan Jim | Ms. Joan Rivers

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her idea of a perfect childbirth experience] Knock me out with the first pain, and wake me up when the hairdresser arrives. See more »

Trivia:

Her husband Edgar Rosenberg even committed suicide when he was overdosing himself with a bottle of prescription pills. Their daughter Melissa Rivers found him unconscious in a Philadelphia hotel room. See more »

Trademark:

Dark sense of humor See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of the Barbed One-liners

Star Sign:

Gemini

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