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Joan Rivers passed away Aug. 4 at the age of 81. Rivers was a unique voice, at once modern and classic—she was timely in her commentary yet refused to make apologies. Historically, she was one of the first female standup comedians, and 60 years later she was still the best.
Joan Rivers Funniest Moments
To this day Rivers was the first and last woman to ever host a late night talk show on network television. Incisive, shrill, xenomorphic, vicious, honest and brilliant, Rivers was a comedian’s comedian, and this is a list of some of her best moments. Naturally, none of this is safe for work.
#1 Joan Rivers’ Ron Bennington Interviews
Radio personality and brilliant interviewer Ron Bennington had three detailed interviews with Joan Rivers—in May of 2010, and in March and July of 2014. The interviews are masterfully orchestrated by Bennington who essentially lets his subject steer the interview, and carefully inquiring for more detail. »
Joan Rivers, the legendary comedian, TV personality, actress, and red carpet host, passed away Thursday after over a week long struggle in which she was kept alive on life support and put into a medically induced coma. She was 81.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother,” Rivers’ daughter Melissa wrote on Rivers’ personal website.
Deadline reports that Rivers was rushed to a hospital after undergoing a minor procedure, during which time she stopped breathing. Her status throughout the week had been updated to “stable,” but she remained in critical condition.
“Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and »
- Brian Welk
American comedian, actress, writer, producer and TV host Joan Rivers has passed away today aged 81, her daughter Melissa has revealed. She had been on life support since August 28th, having suffered a cardiac arrest during throat surgery.
Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Rivers began her career as a stand-up comic in New York City in the early 1960s, which led to regular appearances and guest hosting duties on The Tonight Show as well as various variety and entertainment shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Carol Burnett Show and Hollywood Squares.
In the 1980s, Rivers became the first female comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall, and also the first female to front her own talk show, signing a bumper contract to host The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers. She would subsequently win a Daytime Emmy for The Joan Rivers Show, which she hosted for five years, picking up another six nominations as host and writer. »
- Gary Collinson
Joan Rivers has passed away.
Legendary comedian Joan Rivers, known for her acerbic wit, boundless energy and tenacious work ethic, has passed away at the age of 81. Rivers was a trailblazing performer and writer who redefined Hollywood and society's expectations for women.
Coming of age in an era where women were quickly making inroads in the workplace, Rivers forged her own road in the male-dominated world of comedy, breaking the glass ceiling of late night television by becoming the only permanent guest host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. She then went on to become the first and only woman to ever host her own late night network show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.
Photos: Joan River's 16 Best Quotes
Multi-talented Rivers didn't limit her career to comedy -- she acted, wrote hugely successful books, hosted Fashion Police and Live from the Red Carpet on E!, and starred on the WeTV reality series Melissa and Joan: »
Comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers died this afternoon at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a statement released by her family. She had been hospitalized since last Thursday owing to complications from an outpatient throat surgery and had been on life support earlier this week. She was 81. Rivers rose to prominence as a guest on The Tonight Show, where she became a stand-up staple following her 1965 debut. By 1983, she was Johnny Carson's permanent guest host, though their relationship fractured after Rivers nabbed her own late-night show in 1986. (Fox canceled The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers after two seasons.) Rivers later hosted a daytime talk show, The Joan Rivers Show, which earned her a Daytime Emmy in 1990. Rivers and her daughter and frequent collaborator Melissa hosted red-carpet specials and pop- and fashion-critique shows on E! starting in 1996, including the current series Fashion Police. Rivers was »
- Margaret Lyons
Comedy and television legend Joan Rivers has died at the age 81, according to an official statement from her daughter Melissa Rivers. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. [Melissa's son] Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." The comedy and television legend went into cardiac arrest during minor surgery on her vocal cords on Aug. »
- Katie Hasty
Joan Rivers, the acerbic comedian, Emmy-winning TV host, red-carpet fashion critic and “celebreality” star, died Thursday in New York City following complications from surgery last week.
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Rivers, 81, had been in a medically induced coma at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital since her heart stopped beating during a doctor’s office procedure on her vocal cords. She had been moved to a private room on Wednesday, and was reportedly taken off life support this afternoon.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers, »
Joan Rivers, the Emmy-winning comedian and television host who enjoyed a decades-long career, has died. She was 81.
Rivers had been hospitalized since she stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest while undergoing an outpatient procedure on her vocal chords on August 28. She was rushed to a New York City hospital, where she remained until her death Thursday.
Rivers's daughter, Melissa, released a statement about her mother's passing through her publicist Thursday afternoon:
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. »
- Katie Roberts
Joan Rivers, the legendary comedian and fashion critic, passed away on Thursday afternoon more than a week after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine surgery. She was 81.
Joan Rivers Dies
Rivers' tragic passing was confirmed by her daughter Melissa Rivers, who had rushed to her side following the ill-fated outpatient surgery. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” wrote Melissa, who was tasked with deciding to take her mother off of life support after doctors had placed her into a medically induced coma last week.
“She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother,” Melissa continued. “Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, »
Contrary to what some believe, acting isn’t always such a serious endeavor. A lot of actors are really just big kids at heart. If you give them a costume and an audience they couldn’t be happier. Because of this, sometimes an actor might find it hard to break character, and that usually makes for great entertainment for the rest of us.
Today we are going to be listing the ten most awesome things actors have done while they were still dressed like the character they were portraying on screen. Let’s get started.
During the early ’90s nearly every actress in the world wanted the role of Selina Kyle A.K.A Catwoman in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated sequel Batman Returns. Raquel Welch, Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cher, Madonna, Ellen Barkin, and »
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